SEG Foundation Student-dedicated field trip course: IOCG and Andesite-hosted Cu-Ag Ore Deposits of Central Chile (March 6-13, 2008).
The 2008 SEGF field trips were dedicated to the Iron-oxide-copper-gold style of deposits in central Chile.
Student-dedicated field trip course: IOCG and Andesite-hosted Cu-Ag Ore Deposits of Central Chile Sponsored by the SEGF (January 5-13, 2008).
The 2008 SEGF field trips were dedicated to the Iron-oxide-copper-gold style of deposits in central Chile.
Uranium Short Course (October 2-3, 2007)
This two-day event features a seminar on uranium deposts, Dave Naftz as guest speaker, and a field trip to the White Mesa Mine in southern Utah.
Inaugural Year: 2nd Student-dedicated field trip course: Ore Deposits of Northern Nevada Sponsored by the SEGF (May 10-18, 2007).
The second SEGF student-dedicated international field trip visited the world-class ore deposits of northern Nevada. The trip began and ended in Reno, Nevada. Our first stop was the Phoenix project (Battle Mountain District) where we examined gold skarns. Next we visited the Cortez District (south Pipeline). After a surface tour of Newmont's Carlin properites we visited the Chukkar and Leeville operations. Traveling west our next stop was the Getchell district where we visited the Twin Creeks deposit and the Tourquois Ridge operations. (Trip co-leaders were Drs. Erich U. Petersen (Uof U) and William X. Chávez, Jr. (New Mexico Tech). The photolog gives an overview of the trip and the story behind this new SEGF initiative.
World-class ore deposits of northern Nevada field trip (March, 2007)
March, 2007. Northern Nevada is home to the largest gold deposits in North America. This field trip provided an unparalleled opportunity to visit four world-class operations. Six students visited the Miekle Mine (underground), the Cortez District (Pipeline deposit), the Tourquoise Ridge mine (underground) and the Phoenix project (Fortitude deposit). The accompanying photos show some of the rocks we saw on the trip.
Inaugural Year: 1st Student-dedicated field trip to the Ore Deposits of Northern Chile sponsored by the SEGF (January 5-13, 2007).
The first SEGF student-dedicated international field trip visited the world-class ore deposits of northern Chile. Sixteen (16) students from fourteen universities in 8 countries participated along with four professional geologists, including one student from our student chapter. The mines visited included Lomas Bayas, Quetena, El Abra, Radomior Tomic, Spence, Zaldivar, and El Tesoro. Our base station was the picturesque town of Calama. Trip co-leaders were Drs. Erich U. Petersen (Uof U) and William X. Chávez, Jr. (New Mexico Tech). The photolog gives an overview of the trip and the history behind this new SEGF initiative.
Southern Utah Ore Deposits Field Trip (2006)
October 14-15, 2006. On the first day of a marathon weekend trip six-students visited the new copper mine in Lisbon Valley in southeastern Utah (Lisbon Valley Mining Company). Copper occurs in chalcocite at depth but in the near surface azurite and malachite predominate. The mineralization is fracture controlled and also occurs as replacements of trace fossils. On the second day we visited the iron deposits west of Cedar City, Iron County, Utah. This district was active several decades ago and is seeing renewed activity due to high iron prices. A new mill that is scheduled for operation in 2008 is currently being designed. This field trip provided an unparalleled opportunity to visit a first class mining operation and a mine start-up operation.
First International SEG Student Chapter Conference (May 13, 2006) Wealth Creation in the Minerals Industry, Keystone, CO.
The first international SEG student conference was held in Keytone, CO. Over 100 students from around the world participated including 7 students from the CMES and NMT student chapters.
Field Trip to Gold deposits of Chile (January, 2006)
U of U SEG student chapter members join NMT SEG student chapter members on a field trip to see classic gold, and iron systems in Chile. We visited Los Colorados (Fe), La Coipa (Au), Punta del Cobre (Cu), El Peñon (Au) and San Cristobal (Au).
Hidden Spendor uranium mine- Oral history field trip (November, 2005)
Students visit Hidden Spendor Mine in San Rafael Swell, UT. Mr. Ralf Hafen, gave anoral history of the mine and uranium mining in the Moab area.
GSA Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT (November, 2005)
Student members present their research.
Students attend SEG Symposium in conjunction with GSN, Reno, NV (May, 2005)
U of U SEG student chapter members attend GSN and SEG Symposium, Reno, NV. Ahead of the meeting students visit the Goldfield district.
Field trip to porphyry copper deposits of Chile (January, 2005)
Two U of U SEG student chapter members joined six NMT SEG student chapter members on a field trip to see classic porphyry copper, and copper-iron-gold systems in Chile.
SEG Field Course: Field Characteristics of Epithermal Systems, Goldfield, NV (October, 2003)
Two U of U SEG student chapter members assist classic high-sulfidation and low-sulfidation gold systems in Nevada.
SEG Short Course: Field Environmental Geochemistry Course, Spian and Portugal, (May, 2003)
SEG Student Chapter students participate in SEG Environmental Geochemistry Field Course in Portugal and Spain.
High- and Low-Sulfidation Gold Deposits Field Trip, Tintic, Goldfield and Round Mountaind Districts (March, 2003)
Six U of U SEG student chapter members joined nine NMT SEG student chapter members on a field trip to see classic high-sulfidation and low-sulfidation gold systems in Nevada.
Five chapter members present posters at Global Exploration 2002 (April 14-16, 2002)
Five student chapter members from U of U present posters at the Global Exploraton 2002- Integrated Methods for Discovery conference in Denver. This is the second SEG stand alone conference and was co-sponsored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, The European Society for Geology Applied to Ore Deposits, and the Society of Exploration Geochemists. About 1000 participants from thirty four countries participated.
San Francisco District Field Trip (October 4, 2001)
The San Francisco District lies a few miles west of Milford UT. White phyllosilicate alteration is widespread and the area is being prospected for copper mineralization. Two of Utah's large historic mines are located in the district-- the Beaver Carbonate and the Horn Silver Mine.
Portugal-Spain Field Trip (May 15-29, 2001)
Together with our joint SEG Chapter members at New Mexico Tech, UT Austin and the Berkeley SEG Chapter we organized a field trip to the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), the Almaden mercury district and the tin-tungsten district of Portugal.
Melco-Barney's Canyon Field Trip (Dec. 6, 2000)
An RTZ sponsored field trip to the Oquirrh mountains provided the opportunity to visit the Melco and Barney's Canyon gold deposits, Utah.
Cove - McCoy Field Trip (Oct. 21, 2000)
A joint one-day field trip with GSN (Geological Society of Nevada) to the Cove - McCoy hydrothermal system gave us the opportunity to look at two systems once thought to be unrelated. The garnet-pyroxene-gold skarn at McCoy is thought to be the high-temperature, proximal portion of a large hydrothermal system of which Cove base-metal -silver system is a distal extension.
Chapter members return from field trip to Peru (May 2000)
The SEG-CMES student chapter together with our co-chapters at New Mexico Tech and UT, Austin organized our sixth13-day international academia-industry field trip this time to visit the ore deposits of Peru. The trip was lead by Drs. Erich Petersen and William X. Chavez, Jr. Participating from Utah were Chris Martin, Thad and Kadee Roberts, Hector Suarez, and Ralf Hafen. Professional geologists from Canada, USA, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Chile accompanied our group. These geologists from Noranda, Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ), Western Mining, Inmet, and Phelps Dodge provided invaluable advice to the students that are headed for a career in the minerals industry. Our goal was to visit continental and oceanic magmatic hydrothermal systems and sedimentary basin hydrothermal systems. Our central Peru transect took us to the zinc mines of San Vicente (MVT analogue), the polymetallic (Ag, Pb, Zn, Cu) deposits of Casapalca, the volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of Perubar (sphalerite, barite) and Raul Condestable (chalopyrite). We also visited the Oroya smelter now run by the Doe Run Company. It is one of the largest custom smelters in the world producing twenty products. The Central Peru transect took us to elevations over 16,000' from sea level in about 4 hours. In another four hours we descended from a glacial terrain to the upper tropical jungle. In southern Peru we visited the porphyry copper deposits of Cerro Verde, Cuajone and Toquepala. The leached cap exposed at these deposits serve as exquisite examples of the effects of meteoric water systems acting on high sulfide host-rocks. Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, and site of our basing point for the southern transect has a desert climate and is located only 30 Km from the Cerro Verde deposit. The Misti volcano provides a dramatic backdrop. A more extensive description of our trip will be published in the SEG Newsletter. You can visit our website at http://www.mines.utah.edu/pyrite/peru2000. Our trip next year will be to visit the ore deposits of Spain and Portugal. Sign-up early! Become and active member in the SEG Student Chapter.
Erich U. Petersen Co-leads short course: Field Mapping in Porphyry Copper Systems, Arequipa, Peru (August 13 - 16, 2000).
Drs. Erich Petersen, William X.Chavez,
Jr. (NMT) and David Braxton (Utah, MS 97) lead a three-day Society
of Economic Geologists (SEG)-sponsored Field Mapping Course in
Porphyry Systems in Arequipa, Peru. The course was conducted
in the Cerro Verde and Santa Rosa open pit mines just 30 Km south
of Arequipa, Peru's second largest city. Geologists representing
five Latin American countries and six companies participated.
Two students from San Agustin University (Arequipa) also participated.
The course covered all aspects of mapping. On
Day 1 we had an overview of the geology and pit tour in the morning.
In the afternoon we began mapping structures along the south
wall of the Cerro Verde Pit. On the second day we concentrated
on lithology. The afternoon was devoted to leached cap interpretation.
On the last day we concentrated on characterization of the economic
mineralization and more leached cap interpretation. A visit to
the famous breccias on Cerro Negro capped the course. The course
was a tremendous success and will serve as a model for similar
outreach courses by SEG in the future. Photo
essay | Poster.
CMES-SEG Student Chapter
October 1, 2007