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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.

2016 Events
November 6-11
Title: 11th Annual Workshop - Ore Deposits Models and Exploration
Location: Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China

 Lecture and Laboratory Instructors:
David Cooke, CODES, Australia – porphyries, epithermal
Richard Goldfarb, China University of Geosciences, Beijing
Dave Leach, formerly US Geological Survey, Denver, USA – MVT, SEDEX
Chusi Li, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA – magmac Ni, Cr, Pt
Noel White, Consultant, Brisbane, Australia – ore models, VMS
Zhaoshan Chang, James Cook University, Australia – skarns
Huayong Chen, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China – IOCG
Kaihui Yang, Consultant, Toronto, Canada – exploration in China

For further information, contact Prof. Huayong Chen at

November 29-December 2
Title: SEG-WMS Senior Exploration Management Course
Location: SEG Course Center | Littleton, CO, USA
Website: Register Online

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

Early Bird Deadline: November 10, 2016

Hotel Information

December 5-9
Title: American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV, USA

 This Annual Meeting and Exposition is a preeminent and the second largest annual mining convention in the U.S. The convention consists of short courses, technical, legislative and policy sessions, and a 250 booth trade exposition. Sessions emphasize mineral deposits, exploration and development, operations, business and finance, environmental technology, regulation and policy and legislative affairs. The meeting has been held every year since 1895, and attracts more than 2,500 attendees from all over the world.


2017 Events
January 21-22
Title: Rare Earth and Critical Elements in Ore Deposits
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Pre-AME Roundup 2017 SEG Course: Rare Earth and Critical Elements in Ore Deposits

This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of rare earth and critical elements in ore deposits. The material will emphasize deposit types, major deposits, critical element mineralogy and geochemistry, processes controlling ore grade enrichment, and exploration guides. Rare earth elements will be a major focus of the course because of their broad interest during the past decade, but we will also cover present knowledge of where and how enrichments take place in deposits for commodities such as antimony, cobalt, germanium, indium, lithium, niobium, tantalum, and tellurium.

Space is limited to 40 attendees, please register early.

Early-bird discounts available until mid-December.

January 23-26
Title: AME BC Roundup 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada


February 4-5
Title: Mineral Resource Management Course
Location: The University of Cape Town | Rondebosch, South Africa
Website: Register Online

 This popular and practical SEG workshop will be held prior to the Mining Indaba meeting. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of geology and sampling that are required for robust mineral resource estimation and will include an introduction to variography and kriging. Industry geologists, mine managers and investors, as well as upper level undergraduate and graduate students in economic geology, will find the workshop relevant and useful.

Presenter: Sean Duggan

Early Bird Deadline: January 15, 2017


March 5-8
Title: PDAC 2017
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada


June 4-7
Title: FUTORES II International Conference
Location: Townsville, QLD, Australia

 This conference will address issues related to new understanding in mineral deposits, tectonics, basins, metallogenesis, new technologies and approaches in mineral and energy resources exploration, including the challenge of exploration in areas with cover, and trends in the resources industry.

Host: Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU)
Convener: Zhaoshan Chang

For more information, contact

First Circular

August 4-9
Title: Magmatism of the Earth and Related Strategic Metal Deposits
Location: Miass (Chelyabinsk Region), Russia

 The conference aim is providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange emerging ideas and to investigate key issues of geochemistry, petrology, and metallogeny of terrestrial magmatism. Participants can take part in one-day field excursions to the famous ore deposits and geological localities of the Ural Mountains.

The XI International School for young scientists, which will focus on introducing state-of-the-art developments in the field of earth sciences, will be held concurrently with the conference.

August 20-23
Title: SGA 2017: Mineral Resources to Discover
Location: Québec City, Canada


September 17-20
Title: SEG 2017 Conference
Location: Beijing, China

 SEG 2017: Ore Deposits of Asia: China and Beyond

October 22-25
Title: GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Seattle, WA, USA