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Students in Mining 2017

22nd February 2017
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The SEG Students into Mining symposium will be taking place in 1.51 at the Royal School of Mines on 22nd February 2017.The day is designed to introduce students from within the RSM as well as an array of visiting students from across the country to the career prospects in the industry of economic geology.

The day will provide an insight into the full mining cycle, from direct geological employment through to consulting, engineering and finance. There will be presentations by Rio Tinto, Anglo American, AMEC, Gerald, SRK, Rocklore, Accenture and CRU.

The event will be followed by an informal networking event held within the RSM.

Talk by Dan Wood

25th August 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dan Wood, previously the Executive General Manager Exploration of Newcrest Mining, will be giving a talk titled 'Some thoughts on ore body discovery - past and future' at the RSM, room 1.31, next week on Thursday 25th August at 4PM.

Dan Wood was the Executive General Manager Exploration for Newcrest during its hugely successful exploration and development phase in the 1990’s through to early 2000’s. He was very largely responsible for major discoveries via deep drilling in eastern Australia – and has been recognised by his Government with the award of the Order of Australia. Dan was the Society of Economic Geologists’ Distinguished Lecturer in 2012 and he continues to deliver lectures world-wide in his role as an SEG Honorary Lecturer.

The talk is hosted jointly by the Imperial College Society of Economic Geologists Student Chapter and the Association of Mining Analysts. The lecture will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet with Dan before he and other interested attendees head for the monthly Mining Sundowner held at the Kings Arms, Shepherd Market, 5.30PM onwards. It is not essential register for the event, but if possible please send an email to seg.chapter@imperial.ac.uk to give us an idea of numbers.

Talk by Dr. Jeremy Richards

18th February 2016
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Dr. Jeremy Richards, SEG Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer, a leading expert in ore formation from the University of Alberta, Canada, will be giving a talk on 'Tectonomagmatic Controls on Arc Metallogeny' at the Natural History Museum on Thursday 18th February at 3PM.

The talk is open to SEG chapters from other universities across the country and external individuals. Seats are limited, so if you would like to attend, please email seg.chapter@imperial.ac.uk by Monday 15th February

Eastern Europe Field Course

Held on: 4th-21st July 2015
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The study of ore deposits in the field is essential for the understanding of their formation. Furthermore, the sharing of knowledge between students and professional geologists is particularly important for both the education of future geologists, and also keeping professionals up to date with recent scientific advancements in economic geology. With this in mind, our Chapter organised a 16-day field trip to Eastern Europe, for both students and industry representatives, with the primary aim of studying the relationships between porphyry and epithermal regimes in three different mineral districts in Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria.

The western segment of the Tethyan Magmatic Arc, extending through Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria is a world-class mining district hosting a wealth of large copper-gold ore deposits. Mining in the region dates back over 4000 years, and has provided an important role in the history of European civilisations right up until the present day. With recent political changes in Eastern Europe, the area has experienced renewed interest in exploration and offers potential for a significant increase in mineral production, particularly given a number of important recent discoveries.

The trip brought together 9 students in economic geology and 11 industry representatives. During the 16 day trip we visited more than 14 deposits of a variety of different scales and stages of development, focussed mainly on copper and gold systems. Mid-way through the trip, we also held a symposium at the Technical Faculty in Bor, in collaboration with the University of Belgrade. The symposium was a great success, bringing together economic geology students from the region, as well as a number of industry representatives working in the Timok area.

The trip was generously sponsored by SEG (Stuart R. Wallace Grant), Mayer Brown, Amira International, CERCAMS (donated guidebooks), MinSouth, and also through industry attendees from the following companies: CRU Consulting, FQM, Rio Tinto, Newmont Mining, FWS Consultants and Mundoro Capital. This trip would not have been possible without the generosity of financial sponsors for which we are very grateful.

For further details please see the trip report and trip map below.


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