The SEG 2018 Conference looks ahead at the metals and minerals required to meet the demands of society. The focus is on the state of knowledge in important ore deposit types and the future of research, education, and exploration.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submittal: January 17 – March 31, 2018

Plenary Sessions

  • Breakthroughs in economic geology
  • Integrating geology, geochemistry, and geophysics
  • Integrating mineral and petroleum systems approaches to sedimentary basins
  • Implications for society

Technical Sessions

  • Precious metals: Au, Ag, PGE
  • Base metals: Cu, Zn, Ni, Pb
  • Infrastructure metals: Fe, Al, Mn
  • Technology and energy metals and minerals: Co, Li, U, REE
  • Looking to the future: What's next?

Field Trips

  • Cripple Creek and Victor Au mine
  • Bingham Canyon Cu and Mo mine
  • REE and precious metals–Mojave and Death Valley regions
  • Li and Au associated with rhyolites
  • Climax and Henderson Mo mines and Leadville district
  • Paradox Basin fluids and Colorado Plateau Cu, U, and V deposits


  • Cu-Mo porphyry deposits
  • Introduction to geology-based domaining for resource estimation and grade control
  • Structural geology in hydrothermal ore deposits
  • Exploration geochemistry
  • Geophysics for exploration geologists
  • Spectral geology and hydrothermal alteration

SEG 2018 Sponsors


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