GSN Symposium—May 14-23, 2015; NBMG will be at booth #19 at the GSN Symposium.


“Plan to attend the GSN Symposium, New Concepts and Discoveries, May 14-23, 2015 to be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. This is the seventh in a series of symposia designed to provide an international forum for scientific discussion of geological processes and their relationships to ore deposits.

Four days of talks will be accompanied by pre- and post-meeting field trips to the premier mining districts in Nevada. Pre- and post-meeting short courses will be offered. Posters and a full slate of excellent core shack displays from the Great Basin and beyond, along with vendor exhibits, will be on display throughout the meeting. A pre-meeting forum, is sponsored by the Society of Economic Geologists, is also scheduled.” (from GSN Symposium Registration Booklet)

The following NBMG faculty members will be participating in technical sessions at the Symposium: John Muntean, Jim Faulds, Chris Henry, Sean Long, Mike Ressel, and Nick Hinz.

More information on the GSN Symposium here:[][]

A message from John Muntean: “The GSN Symposium is held every five years, and it is by far the best way to get up to date on the geology, ore deposits, and exploration activity in Nevada and the Great Basin.  [The links above] provide an overview of the symposium and the list of speakers and talks for symposium’s technical sessions.  There are numerous field trips and short course before and after the trip.

In addition, a SEG Forum on the Diversity of Carlin-style Gold Deposits is being held May 17th.  We know much about the large Carlin-type deposits in Nevada but relatively little about similar deposits elsewhere in the world. This SEG Forum investigates whether these similar deposits have vastly different origins, or whether they are variations on a theme.

The Great Basin is one of the world’s greatest metallogenic provinces.  Despites its importance, relatively few researchers work in the area.  We hope that by enticing you to come to the Symposium you may decide to take on some of the many questions remaining about the geology and ore deposits of the Great Basin.”

Here are some publications of interest for post-meeting field trip participants:

You may find more on our publications page:

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