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Major Upcoming SEG Events

2014 Events
April 24-27
Title: 5th International Students Geological Conference
Location: Budapest, Hungary

 Conference sponsored by the Eötvös Loránd University SEG Student Chapter.

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May 1-7
Title: World-Class Silver Deposits in Southern Bolivia
Location: Southern Bolivia

 Offered by Colegio de Geólogos de Bolivia and the SEG Bolivia Student Chapter.

Leaders and speakers:

  • Dr. Osvaldo Arce-Burgoa (SEG 2008 F), Bolivia
  • Dr. Stewart D. Redwood (SEG 1992 F), Panama
  • Dr. Kevin B. Heather (SEG 1998 F), Chile


May 11-14
Title: SIMEXMIN 2014
Location: Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 SEG sponsored post-conference course (May 15-16, 2014):
Sedimentary Copper Deposits and Central African Copperbelt

Presenter: Murray Hitzman, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA


May 12-17
Title: Key Practical Methods in Mineral Exploration
Location: SEG Course Center | Littleton, CO, USA
Website: Register Online

 This comprehensive course will be of particular value to early-career exploration geologists, advanced students, and managers coordinating multidisciplinary exploration teams. Five days of lectures and class activities culminate in a field day at the Cripple Creek and Victor gold mine. Curriculum includes reviews of important mineral deposit models, exploration program design, geochemical exploration techniques, geophysical exploration methods, drilling and sample recovery, recognition and interpretation of rock alteration, QA/QC protocols, and integrated interpretation of complementary geotechnical data sets. Case studies with a focus on "best work practices" will be highlighted. Instructors have extensive worldwide experience.

Instructors: Odin Christensen (Coordinator), Craig Beasley, Graham Closs, Jeff Jaacks, Dave Johnson, Dave Maher, Denis Rousseau, Tommy Thompson, and Lori Wickert

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May 19-26
Title: UNESCO-SEG-SGA 32nd Latin American Metallogeny Course
Location: Quito, Ecuador

 Grant Applications and Pre-Registration (limited space) Deadline: February 10, 2014


June 8-13
Title: Goldschmidt 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

 Please visit the Goldschmidt 2014 website to learn about registration, themes, dates, and more.

August 11-14
Title: 12th International Platinum Symposium
Location: Yekaterinburg, Urals, Russia

 The 12th International Platinum Symposium will be held under the auspices of the IAGOD Commission on the Ore Deposits in Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks (CODMUR) and the Department of Earth Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (DES RAS) and Project No 592 of the International Geoscience Program of UNESCO-IUGS.

Contact: Evgeny V. Pushkarev |

First Circular

August 18-20
Title: The Roy Miller Symposium
Location: Windhoek, Namibia, Africa

 Celebrating 50 years of geological service to Namibia.

The Geological Society of Namibia in association with the Society of Economic Geologists is offering a one-day Copperbelt Course on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Presented by Dr. Murray W. Hitzman, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA. For registration details, click the third circular below.

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Third Circular

August 19-22
Title: International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits
Location: Yunan Convention Resort | Kunming, China

 The China Geological Survey warmly invites you to the 14th Quadrennial International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits Symposium.


September 1-5
Title: IMA 2014
Location: Sandton Convention Centre | Gauteng, South Africa

 Online registration for International Mineralogical Association's IMA 2014 is now open.

Call for Abstracts deadline: March 10, 2014
Early Bird Registration deadline: April 17, 2014

September 8-13Title: Modern Information Technologies in the Earth Sciences
Location: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka, Russia

 The third meeting of the International Conference on Modern Information Technologies in the Earth Sciences provides a specialized forum for researchers and practitioners interested in information technologies in Earth Sciences. Conference welcomes not only theoretical, but also application-oriented, contributions.

The goal of the conference is to attract leading researchers and experts to exchange acquired knowledge and experience, as well as to discuss possibilities for setting up joint projects and programs.

September 11-13
Title: Kimberley Diamond Symposium and Trade Show
Location: Kimberley, South Africa

 Presented by the GSSA Professional Programmes Committee in collaboration with John Bristow and Mike De Wit.


September 27-30
Title: SEG 2014
Location: Keystone, CO, USA

 SEG 2014: Building Exploration Capability for the 21st Century

As the global exploration industry confronts the twin megatrends of increasing raw material demand and depletion of near surface deposits, we need to build a capability to rise to this challenge. Doing this will require the best new science, the best new tools, and the best new ways of pragmatically applying them. It will also need new concepts and technologies from fi elds that we currently don’t even consider as economic geology. Much of this is already happening today.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 8, 2014


September 30-October 3
Title: African Metallogeny III: Mining in Africa
Location: Marrackech, Morocco

 3rd SGA - SEG - UNESCO - IUGS short course on African Metallogeny: Mining in Africa.

Details: English | Francaise

October 12-15
Title: XVII Peruvian Geological Congress
Location: Lima, Perú

 Call for Papers Deadline: May 30, 2014


October 19-22
Title: 2014 GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Now accepting short course proposals.

October 28-30Title: Russian Scientific Conference
Location: Novosibirsk, Russia

 The Russian Scientific Conference with international participation "Precious metals, rare and radioactive elements in the ore-forming system" is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birth of Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Professor Felix Shakhov. The organizing committee represented by Institute of geology and mineralogy Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Siberian Research Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineral Resources, Tomsk Polytechnic University and Novosibirsk State University invite you to take part in its work.

November 9-15
Title: 9th Annual Ore Deposits Models and Exploration Workshop
Location: Shanghang County, Fujian Province, China

 For further information, in either Chinese or English, contact:

Qianjie ("Jay") Wang
Director of Overseas Exploration Group for Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.
Phone: +86 592 293 3572

Details: English | Chinese

2015 Events
May 14-24
Title: GSN 2015 Symposium
Location: John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel & Casino | Sparks, NV, USA

 Geological Society of Nevada's 2015 Symposium: New Concepts and Discoveries. Even as much as the world has become available for exploration over the past decade, miners continue to return to Nevada. Why? Political stability, transparent regulatory environment, good infrastructure and great geological potential. Miners return to focus on Nevada's geology and its important mineral deposit types: Carlin, epithermal and intrusion-related gold and silver, as well as other deposit types (porphyry Cu and Mo, IOCG and industrial materials) are also rising in importance.