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2017 Events
April 19-22Title: Magnesite From Mining to Refractory
Location: Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria


  • Economic geology and deposit types of magnesite deposits
  • Company presentaton of RHI: mining operatons, processing, refractory
  • Theory and practse of magnesite-based refractories
  • Other mineral deposits related to magnesite


April 24-30Title: Mineral Deposits of Slovak Ore Mountains
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

Join the Masarynk University BRNO and SEG Student Chapter in a new Field Exploration Geology of the Slovak Ore Mountains deposits. The excursion will take place on the surface and also underground!


May 27-June 11Title: Geology and Mineral Deposits of Finland
Location: Finland

Finland is the 7th largest European country, but ranks as one of the most important in terms of mining. It produces a variety of industrial, base, and precious-metals commodities. Deposit types include, but are not limited to, volcanogenic massive sulfide, Kiruna-type apatite-iron, orogenic Au, epigenetic Cu-Au, diamond, mafic/ultramafic-hosted Cr, Ni, PGE, and banded iron formation types. With such diverse geology concentrated in a small compact peninsula, Finland provides a great opportunity for both students and industry persons alike to be exposed to multiple deposit types along with their associated mining, milling, and in some cases exploration techniques.


June 12-18Title: Fijian Porphyry and Epithermal Deposits
Location: Fiji

Trip leader: A/Prof Zhaoshan Chang, Director of Economic Geology Research Centre