SEG 2017, the Society's first annual conference in Asia, will focus on the great deposits of China and neighboring countries, and on the most important new discoveries in this part of the globe.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submittal: January 15 – March 31, 2017

Organizing Committee

  • Conference Chairs
    Richard Goldfarb | China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB) and Colorado School of Mines
    Jun Deng | China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB)
  • SEG Executive Director
    Brian Hoal | Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
  • Technical Program
    Larry Meinert | U.S. Geological Survey
  • Publications
    Zhiming Yang | Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing
  • Field Trips
    Kezhang Qin | Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • Workshops
    Zhaoshan Chang | James Cook University, Australia
  • Poster Sessions
    Liqiang Yang | China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB)
  • Marketing/Publicity, China
    Jingwen Mao | Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
  • Marketing/Publicity, Overseas
    Nikki Morrison | Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
  • Student Activities
    Yuling Xie | University of Science and Technology Beijing
  • Administration/Logistics
    Kunfeng Qiu | China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB)


  • Mineral Resources of China
  • Giant Deposits of Asia
  • New Discoveries in Asia
  • Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE
  • Orogenic Au–Tectonic Setting and Genesis
  • REE Deposits–Geology, Mineralogy, and Genesis
  • Porphyry Provinces of the Western Pacific
  • Skarn Deposits–Metal Content and Zonation
  • Sediment-hosted Base and Precious Metal Deposits–Genetic Controls on Mineralization
  • New Analytical Techniques and Equipment Applied to Ore Deposits
  • Ore Deposits of Tibet

Field Trips (In China and Beyond)

  • Jiaodong Gold Deposits
  • Guizhou Carlin-like Deposits
  • Yangtze River Fe-Cu-Au Porphyries/Skarns
  • Yunnan Metallogeny–Base Metals, Au, and IOCG
  • Sn-W of Southeast China
  • Jinchuan Ni-Cu-PGE Ores
  • Other excursions in Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Myanmar


  • Exploration and Ore Genesis: Base Metals, Carlin, Orogenic Au, Porphyry, Epithermal, Magmatic Ni-Cu, and VMS Deposits
  • Techniques: Fluid Inclusions, LA-ICP-MS, Modern Geochronology, and Mineral Spectroscopy