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Upcoming SEG Conferences

All SEG Conferences are held toward the end of September. We hope to see you there so mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

2015 Events
September 27-30
Title: SEG 2015
Location: Hobart, TAS, Australia

 SEG 2015: World-Class Ore Deposits: Discovery to Recovery

This joint SEG-CODES Conference will include key presentations from leaders in research and industry on the discovery of world-class ore deposits, their geology and the recovery of metals from ores, and cover the issues and controversies that affect exploration.

Short courses and workshops will look at skarn deposits, sediment-hosted gold deposits, footprints of major mineralizing systems, and uranium deposits. Field trips will visit major mining districts in Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand.

Registration now open! Register

First Announcement

October 4-8
Title: XIV Chilean Geological Congress
Location: La Serena, Chile

 XIV Chilean Geological Congress: "Geology for the XXI Century"

  • Regional Geology and Geodynamics of the Andes
  • Economic Geology and Natural Resources
  • Quaternary Geology and Climate Change
  • Impact of Geosciences in Society: Environment and Education
  • Biostratigraphy and Palaeontology of the Andes

October 13-15
Title: 3rd Symposium on Igneous Petrology and Ore Deposits
Location: National University of Río Negro, Roca | Río Negro Province, Argentina

 The objective of this scientific symposium is to bring together colleagues from the areas of Igneous Petrology and Economic Geology to present the results of their investigations and discuss issues of common interest in a field of kindness and camaraderie. It is also expected to help strengthen the collaboration between the academia and companies engaged in the field of industrial minerals and metals. Invitation is extended to students graduate / post-doctoral, newly graduates, as well as advanced students, encouraging them to submit their research contributions, post-graduate thesis or final papers.

For more information, contact


October 17-18
Title: Structural Short Course
Location: Timmins, ON, Canada

 Structural Short Course: Gold Deposit Structure, with Applications to Exploration and Mining

Two-day short course for the Porcupine Prospectors and Developers Association (PPDA). This course will review the structure, style, architecture and oreshoot controls in gold only and gold-silver deposits in a range of crustal settings. Particular emphasis will be on orogenic (mesothermal) gold deposits with discussion of deposits and their structural settings in the Abitibi Greenstone belt, and comparisons to other Precambrian and Phanerozoic orogenic districts.

Presenter: David Rhys | Panterra Geoservices Inc., BC, Canada.

Register online and/or download the registration form at

October 31
Title: SEG Pre-GSA Conference Field Trip
Location: Maryland, USA
Website: Register Online

 SEG Pre-Conference Field Trip: The Historic Sykesville Ultramafic Rock-Associated, Fe-Cu-Co-Zn-Ni Mineral District: Tailings and Core.

Copper and iron were mined in the Sykesville District between ca. 1750 and the early 20th century. Four abandoned mines plus prospects are situated in a narrow 16 km belt, ~25 km NW of Baltimore. Sulfide mineralization is hosted by banded quartz-magnetite rock, and to a lesser extent, in the adjacent detrital serpentinite that are part of the deformed and metamorphosed Liberty Complex of the Maryland Piedmont. Detrital chromite containing high ZnO has been found in all units including the metasedimentary country rock, and quartz-magnetite rock, suggesting that ultramafic material was present on the seafloor during mineralization and sedimentation.

Field trip leaders: Philip Candela, Philip Piccoli, and Ann G. Wylie


November 1-4
Title: 2015 GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA

 Call for Papers Deadline: August 11, 2015

Submit an abstract

November 5-6
Title: SEG Post-GSA Conference Field Trip
Location: Maryland and Virginia, USA
Website: Register Online

 SEG Post-Conference Field Trip: Placer Deposits of the Atlantic Coastal Plain: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Mineral Resources, Mining and Reclamation

Placer deposits are unique in terms of the relative ease with which excavation, processing and remediation occur. They can encompass large areas and tonnages, and frequently supply multiple products. Placer deposits containing ilmenite, rutile, zircon as well as minor amounts of other minerals are abundant in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the southeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S.

Field trip leaders: Rick Berquist, Adam Karst, and Anjana Shah


November 9-14
Title: 10th Annual Workshop - Ore Deposits Models and Exploration
Location: Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

 For further information, contact Dr. Jiangang Jiao at


November 10-20
Title: James Cook University SEG Student Chapter Field Trip
Location: New Zealand (North Island)

 Join us on a 10-day field trip to the North Island of New Zealand. Participants will learn about ore-forming processes in an active arc setting, while exploring topics related to mining and energy resources of New Zealand. Discussions and itinerary stops will include epithermal Au-Ag systems, seafloor mining, geothermal energy, and active volcanic processes.

For more information, contact


November 29-December 6
Title: American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Location: Spokane, WA, USA


December 1-4
Title: SEG-WMS Senior Exploration Management Course
Location: SEG Course Center | Littleton, CO, USA
Website: Register Online

 This four-day training course concerns the principles and practices of effective exploration management. The curriculum covers the spectrum of technical and business issues that senior exploration managers typically confront.

Early Bird Deadline: November 1, 2015

Hotel Information

2016 Events
January 1Title: AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup 2016
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East | Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Save the date! Will be held in the month of January - stay tuned for more information.

March 1Title: PDAC 2016
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Toronto, ON, Canada

 Save the date! Will be held in the month of March - stay tuned for more information.

August 27-September 4
Title: 35th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa

 The Council for Geoscience, together with the Geological Society of South Africa and other collaborators from academia and industry, is currently spearheading the preparations for the 35th IGC in South Africa.

IGC objectives:

  • Contribute, in collaboration with and under the sponsorship of the IUGS, to the advancement of fundamental and applied research in the geological sciences.
  • Provide a general assembly of geoscientists, spanning a wide range of geoscience disciplines, where ideas and informationinformation can be freely exchanged.
  • Emphasise the geological specialities or challenges of the host country or region.
  • Provide the opportunity, by way of geological excursions, to examine geological problems and features in the field.

First Circular

September 25-28
Title: 2016 GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Denver, CO, USA

 Save the date! Stay tuned for more information.

September 25-28Title: SEG 2016
Location: Cesme, Turkey

 SEG 2016: Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny

December 4-10
Title: American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV, USA

 Save the date! Stay tuned for more information.