SEGF – Ronald E. Seavoy Student Field Trip Program
Base, Precious and Critical Metal Deposits of the Paleoproterozoic Skellefte District, Sweden
September 26-30, 2022
The Skellefte district has been one of the most important mining districts of Europe for the last century with over 85 volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits and occurrences, including the Kristineberg, Renstrom and Au-rich Boliden VMS deposits. A number of lode gold, porphyry Cu-Au deposits and nickel deposits and occurrences are present in the district as well, including deposits such as Björkdal and Tallberg. The district is underlain by a sequence of Paleoproterozoic volcano-sedimentary rocks that were strongly deformed and metamorphosed to greenschist to lower amphibolite facies. This trip will visit active mines, and advanced-stage exploration and development projects
The SEG Foundation (SEGF) sponsors one SEG-organized student field trip per year and awards travel grants to qualified SEG Student Members selected to participate. Preference will be given to fourth- and fifth-year undergraduate students, and to first-year graduate students.
Selection of participants is competitive and capacity is limited and applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicant must be an active SEG Student Member who has not previously participated in an SEG student field trip.
- Applicant must be a student and actively enrolled at an accredited university in a course of study in economic geology as it relates to minerals exploration and ore deposits, and/or geochemistry or geophysics with applications to minerals exploration.
- Selected participants must confirm participation within two days of receiving notification of acceptance.
Application Deadline: June 20, 2022