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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
April 22-24
Title: SEG Student Chapter Leoben Workshop
Location: Montanuniversitaet Leoben | Leoben, Austria

 Student Chapter Workshop: Analytical Fingerprinting (AFP) and Provenance Analysis of Geological and Biological Samples

Discussed topics:

  • Introducton to AFP methods
  • Geology and AFP of Sn-W-Ta deposits
  • AFP of marbles
  • Laser ablaton ICP-MS analysis of ore concentrates
  • AFP of biological materials
  • Statstcal methods and data evaluaton of AFP datasets
  • Refected light microscopy of Sn, W, Ta ores


April 25-May 7
Title: Mineral Deposits of Northern Namibia
Location: Namibia, Africa

 Colorado School of Mines SEG Student Chapter field trip in Namibia. Field trip leaders will be Dr. Murray Hitzman of the Colorado School of Mines and Dr. Roy Miller of the Geological Survey of Namibia.

Space will be limited for industry personnel. If you are interested, contact:
Halley Keevil, SEG Student Chapter President | or
Greg Hufford, SEG Student Chapter Vice President |


May 2-3
Title: GAC/MAC/AGU/CGU Meeting
Location: McGill University | Montréal, QC, Canada
Website: Register Online

 Geology of Granite-Greenstone Terranes and Their Mineral Deposits Course

Granite-greenstone terranes are remnants of once larger tracts of metavolcanic, metaplutonic, and metasedimentary rocks now surrounded and/or intruded by granitoid rocks of similar absolute age. They are important sources of gold, zinc, copper, nickel, and other commodities. The course will provide an overview of geological principles and tools needed to work effectively in this setting, with examples from Precambrian shields and younger accretionary orogens. The recognition, in outcrop and drill core, of volcanic, sedimentary, and plutonic protoliths that have been altered, metamorphosed, and deformed is a recurring practical problem; the application of basic field criteria along with supporting data will be used to establish a framework for mineral exploration. Descriptions of the main types of mineral deposits found in this setting will be augmented by a discussion of exploration guidelines.

The two-day course will consist of eight two-hour modules and is aimed at those who plan to work in such terranes, including young professionals and students, as well as managers who possess some geological background.


May 17
Title: GSN 2015 Symposium (May 14-23, 2015)
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.

SEG Forum at GSN 2015: "Diversity of Carlin-Style Gold Deposits" to be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015.


May 18-20
Title: IX International Congress of Prospectors and Explorers
Location: Lima, Peru

 ProExplo 2015 will offer a program of specialized Technical Conferences, Keynote Lectures, an Exhibition of current technology, Core Shack, Field Trips, and Short Courses.


July 1-9
Title: UNESCO-SEG-SGA Latin American Metallogeny Course 2015
Location: Campus of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) | Campinas (São Paulo state), Southern Brazil

 Topic: Hydrothermal systems: a voyage from the source to the ore

Theoretical sessions: July 1-4, 2015
Field trip: July 5-9, 2015

Coordinators: Roberto Perez Xavier (Campinas), Fernando Tornos (Madrid)

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Carolina Moreto |
Gustavo Melo, UNICAMP SEG Student Chapter |
Professor Dr. Roberto Perez Xavier |


August 4-22
Title: CODES and Lakehead University SEG Student Chapter Field Trip
Location: Iceland/Sweden

 Learn about mineralization and alteration processes related to hydrothermal systems in ancient and modern volcanic terranes

Lectures and discussions with industry-leading experts and knowledgeable guides (Professors David R. Cooke, Jocelyn McPhie, Dr. Peter Hollings, and more).

For more information, contact


August 22-23
Title: The Geology and Geochemistry of Gold Deposits Workshop
Location: Nancy, France

 This pre-SGA Meeting SEG workshop is for geologists from academia and industry who want to improve their understanding about the geology and genesis of gold deposits. The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the geology of gold ores in both arc environments and metamorphic terranes. Aspects of the geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, alteration, structure, tectonics, and exploration approaches will be covered for the main gold deposit types of interest to explorationists.

Presenters: Richard J. Goldfarb and Stuart F. Simmons


SGA Meeting registration opens February 15, 2015. Register

August 24-27
Title: 13th SGA Biennial Meeting
Location: Nancy Centre Prouvé | Nancy, France

 The biennial SGA meetings provide excellent opportunities to present and exchange knowledge within the field of mineral deposit research.The 13th SGA meeting will be organized by the French CNRS and a group of French, Belgian and German universities: Nancy, Liège, Aachen and Louvain. It will focus for this 13th edition on "Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World". The SGA was founded in 1965 in Heidelberg and this 2015 SGA meeting will celebrate the 50th anniversary meeting of the Society!


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


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

 Call for Proposals:
Field Trip deadline: December 1, 2014
Technical Sessions deadline: February 1, 2015
Short Courses deadline: February 2, 2015

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


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.