August 2018 @ Salta City, Argentina

Welcome Message

The Geological and Mining Survey of Argentina (SEGEMAR) and the Geological Association of Argentina (AGA) are proud to organize the forthcoming 15th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD), to be hosted in the city of Salta, Argentina, 28th to 31st August 2018 and give full support for its achievement.

The focal theme for this Symposium is: “Ore Deposits: providing resources for present and future generations”.

It is worthy to highlight that this is the first time for Argentina to host such an important meeting. South America, particularly the Andean region that includes some of the richest metallogenic provinces in the world, such as the richest Cu-Mo province, one of the most extensive and rich Sn and Ag belts, one of the richest Sb belts, the most important concentrations of Li in salars, and one of the richest borates provinces. Also it hosts some of the largest individual ore deposits such as Cerro Rico de Potosí, Llallagua, Chuquicamata and El Teniente mines. South America offers excellent geology hosting world class mineral deposits covering the past 2 billion years of Earth’s metallogenic history, encompassing almost every conceivable metallogenic process.

Thus the region offers something that will tempt every economic geologist and metallogenist. The diversity of the geology, mineral resources, and local population invite the world to investigate and discuss our science and enjoy Argentina’s renowned hospitality. The chance for Argentina to host this important meeting is a unique opportunity to help create an extraordinary environment for the presentation and exchange of knowledge and research results on the genesis of mineral deposits.

It will also give an invaluable occasion for local scientists to expand upon their training in various aspects related to metallogeny and research tools. The Argentine bid commits to enhance the participation in the IAGOD Symposium of young geoscientists, students, and delegates from less advantaged countries from around the globe. The commitments from the Geological Survey of Argentina and the Geological Association of Argentina, the support from the Ibero-American Geological and Mining Survey Association, as well as from the private natural resources sector, guarantee a successful 15th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium.

There are five field trips planned. Trips are organized in order to visit world class deposits of metals (Ag, Sn, Cu) and nonmetals (B, Li), as well as having the opportunity to discover the cultural aspects of the region and their inhabitants, involving mines from Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.

There will be a variety of day tours available during the conference within Salta city and nearby areas.

The venue for the event is the Salta Convention Center, a world-class facility which has a record of numerous large national and international meetings.

It is our pleasure to warmly invite you to Salta. We look forward to meeting you at the 15th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits.

Eduardo Zappettini

The President of IAGOD

Co-sponsored by


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Daniel Meilán
Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Energy and Mining, Republic of Argentina
Julio Ríos Gómez
President of the Geological and Mining Survey of Argentina (SEGEMAR)
Mario Pereira
National Director of the Geology and Mining National Survey, Chile (SERNAGEOMIN)
Daniel Ricardo Blasco
Secretary of Mining, Salta Province, Argentina
Ricardo Salas
Former Secretary of Mining, Salta Province, Argentina
Miguel Soler
Secretary of Mining, Jujuy Province, Argentina
Ricardo Alonso
University of Salta, Argentina


Eduardo O. Zappettini
Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, SEGEMAR; Commission for the Geological Map of the World (CGMW); President of IAGOD

Martin Gozalvez
Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, SEGEMAR
Graciela Marin
Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, SEGEMAR; Geological Association of Argentina
Eduardo Marquina
Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, SEGEMAR
Susana Segal
Former Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, SEGEMAR
Carlos Herrmann
Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, SEGEMAR
Nora Rubinstein
National and Technical Research Research Council-Argentina (CONICET), IGeBA Department, University of Buenos Aires
Diego Guido
National Scientific and Technical Research Council-Argentina (CONICET), University of La Plata, Eploration Vicepresident (AUSTRAL GOLD)
Pablo Caffe
National and Technical Research Research Council-Argentina (CONICET)
José Marcelo Arnosio
University of Salta
Waldo Vivallo Sandoval
Geology and Mining National Survey, Chile (SERNAGEOMIN)
Raúl Lira
National Scientific and Technical Research Council-Argentina (CONICET), Univesity of Córdoba Coordinator of the 15th IAGOD Symposium Scientific Committee


President: Eduardo Zappettini – Argentina –
Secretary General: David Lentz – Canada –
Chief Treasurer: Reimar Seltmann – UK –
Publication Manager: Franco Pirajno – Australia –
Promotion Manager: Xiang Junfeng – China –
Webmaster: Evgeniy Naumov – Russia –
Executive Manager: Alla Dolgopolova – UK –


Past President: Mao Jingwen – China –
First Vice President: Nora Rubinstein – Argentina –
Second VP: Sergei Cherkasov – Russia –
1st VP at Large: Alexandra Gomez Escobar – Colombia –
2nd VP at Large: Alexey Aleshin – Russia –
Past Secretary General: Sun Xiaoming – China –

Regional Councillors

Africa: Paul Nex – South Africa –
Asia: Batkhishig Bayaraa – Mongolia –
Australasia: Nigel Cook – Australia –
Europe: David Holwell – UK –
North America: Ed Ripley – USA –
South America: Diego Guido – Argentina –
China: Xie Guiqing – China –
India: Dipak Pal – India –
Iran: Seyed Mehran Heidari – Iran –
SE Asia: Khin Zaw – Australia –

Ex officio Members

Account holder: Andreas Nägele – Germany –
President, SGA: Jorge Relvas – Portugal –
Executive Secretary, SGA: Jan Pasava – Czech Republic –


Geological and Mining Survey of Argentina (SEGEMAR)
Geological Association of Argentina (AGA)

Contact information

Important Dates


20th January, 2018

15th May, 2018

15th July, 2018

31st July, 2018

Opening of Online Abstract Submission

Deadline for Abstracts Submission

Notification of Acceptance of reviewed Abstracts

Registration Payment Deadline for submitted Abstracts


20th January, 2018

1st March, 2018

20th January, 2018

31st March, 2018

31st July, 2018

Opening of Registration and Online Payment

Opening of Payment by bank transfer

Opening of Registration and Online Payment for Short Courses

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Online Registration and Online Payment Deadline

15th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium

August 23th - August 27th

Pre-Symposium field trip

FT1. Wealth in the Andes: Copper and Iron. It includes the visit of Chuquicamata, Sierra Gorda and El Laco deposits. Field trip will last five days.

August 26th - August 27th

Short Courses

• Epithermal deposits • Fluid inclusions • Faults, Veins, Breccias, and related Alteration • Non-magmatic mineral systems • Ore mineralogy of micron to nanoscale to atomic scale observations • Metallogeny of uranium

August 28th -

Welcome Party

An opening reception will be held on the first evening of the Symposium and is planned for approximately 500 people. The reception includes an open bar and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and local music. This will be located off site and showcases a special place with historical significance. The ticket for the Opening Reception is to be included in the Registration price.

August 28th - August 31th

Scientific Programme

• Thematic Sessions • Special Sessions • Keynote Lectures • Poster Sessions

August 31th -

General Assembly and Farewell Dinner

A farewell dinner will be held on the last evening of the conference, after the conclusion of the General Assembly.

September 1st - onward

Post-Symposium Field trips

Post-Symposium field trips include the following alternatives: FT2. Land of the Inca Rose: Farallón Negro District; FT3. Li-rich salt lakes and borates in the Argentine Puna; FT4. Road of Silver in the Argentine Puna; Aguilar and Pirquitas mines; FT5. Bolivian Altiplano: in the search of the Silver Land: Cerro Rico-San Cristóbal deposits. Field trips will be 3 to 5 day's duration.

August 31 - 11:20

Farewell Assembly

This reception will be held on the last evening of the conference, after the conclusion of the General.

10:30 - 11:20

Welcome & Registration

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10:30 - 11:20

Welcome & Registration

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11:30 - 11:35

Welcome & Registration

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11:30 - 11:35

Welcome & Registration

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11:30 - 11:35

Welcome & Registration

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11:30 - 11:35

Welcome & Registration

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11:30 - 11:35

Welcome & Registration

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Plenary Lectures, Thematic and Special Sessions


Metallogenic Potential of Argentina

Eduardo Zappettini (President of IAGOD)

Mineral exploration models from simple fiction to complex reality

Reimar Seltmann (IAGOD Distinguished Lecturer)

Volcano-tectonic controls on Andean porphyry deposits

Richard Sillitoe

Copper deposits in Brazil: geological setting, process and evolution of mineral systems

Lena Monteiro (SEG Regional VP Lecturer)

Microbiology and the formation of ore deposits

Fernando Tornos (SGA Keynote speaker)

Paleozoic porphyry Cu (Mo, Au) systems from the Urals

Olga Plotinskaya

Rare Earth mineral systems associated with alkaline Intrusions and carbonatites

Franco Pirajno

Near-surface features of the epithermal environment: Formation, characteristics and contrasting implications for exploration

Jeffrey Hedenquist


T1: Epithermal gold deposit

T2: Ore deposits in extensional tectonic settings

T3: Ore deposits related to granites: from ore forming processes to metallogeny

T4: Metallogeny of the Andes

T5: Metallogeny of cratonic areas

T6: Global tectonics and Metallogeny: large to giant ore deposit settings

T7: Non conventional ore sources: Exploration and extraction

T8: Geochemistry of ore forming fluids

T9: Precision Geochronology and isotope geology of ore-forming processes: its importance in exploration and metallogenic modelling

T10: Predictive modelling applied to mineral resources

T11: Ore mineralogy (convener: Nigel Cook – University of Adelaide, Australia)


S1: New discoveries and new research on skarn deposits

Conveners: Dr. Zhaoshan CHANG (James Cook University, Townsville), Dr. Larry Meinert (Deputy Associate Director –Energy & Mineral Resources USGS), Dr. Taofa Zhou (Hefei University of Technology, Hefei)

Sponsored by: IAGOD WG on Skarn Deposits

Outline: South America has some of the largest skarn deposits in the world, including Antamina and Las Bambas. This session will focus on recent advances in understanding the geology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of skarn deposits across the globe.

S2: New developments in magmatic sulfide and oxide deposits in South America and worldwide

Conveners: Maria Emilia Schutesky Della Giustina (Universidade de Brasília, Brasil), David Holwell (University of Leicester, UK)

Sponsored by: IAGOD CODMUR

Outline: Magmatic ore deposits are the single most important source of Ni, PGE, Cr, Ti and V on the planet. Their formation results from processes that involve major fluxes of metals from the mantle to the crust, through magmatism, and the diversity of the deposits is determined by a range of crustal processes, including chemical fractionation and contamination and increasingly recognised physical processes such as sulfide injection, slumping, brecciation and entrainment in magmas on a range of scales. This session will cover new developments in geological, analytical and exploration models for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfides and magmatic Cr-Fe-Ti-V deposits. We welcome contributions that cover a broad range of approaches from the field, mineralogical and geochemical studies, through to large scale mineral systems approaches. Within this session, there will be a focus on recent developments in South America, alongside presentations covering deposits worldwide.

S3: Magmatic-hydrothermal systems and the formation of ore deposits

Conveners: Fernando Tornos (Spanish National Research Council – CSIC) and David Lentz (University of New Brunswick, Economic Geology Chair)

Sponsored by: SGA

Outline: Magmatic-hydrothermal systems form a wide variety of ore deposits related to the evolution of fluids exsolved from igneous rocks. Cooling, reaction with host rocks, boiling and mixing with other fluids can form large deposits of base, precious and critical metals that are included in the porphyry, epithermal, IOCG, skarn and several other styles of mineralization. The session is focussed to the description, evolution, chronology and geochemistry of the porphry type and IOCG systems with especial emphasis in the evolution of the mineral systems and the mechanism that trigger ore formation.

S4: High-tech critical metals: Evaluation and deposit models. Meeting the resource demands of the low carbon society

Conveners: Kenzo Sanematsu (Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Yasushi Watanabe (Faculty of International Resource Sciences, Akita University, Japan), Jens C. Andersen (Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter) and Reimar Seltmann (Natural History Museum, London)

Sponsored by: IAGOD WGCM

Outline: Critical metals have the higher supply risk and economic importance than the other metals although this classification changes with time. The supply risk is related to heterogenous distribution or difficulty in economical processing or extraction of the metals (e.g., rare earths, niobium, indium, cobalt, silicon). Some of these critical metals recently attract the attention due to a rapid increase of the price or demand for high technology. Additionally, climate change has led to strong societal demands for the phasing out of fossil fuel in favour of carbon neutral energy resources. If this is to have significant global impact, this is likely to generate an unprecedented demand for metals that are critical to energy production (Dy, Ga, In, Nd, Se), storage (Li, Co), conversion (Pt, Pd) and efficiency (In, Ga). This session invites contributions to the geology, new deposit models, exploration, evaluation and extraction of these high-tech critical metals as well as how their increased extraction may affect the current mining industry and global economy.

S5: Technical developments and geological applications in remote sensing: from satellites to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Conveners: Valery Bondur (Presidium RAS, 14 Lewinsky Prospect, Moscow), Sergey Cherkasov (Vernadsky State Geological Museum of Russian Academy of Sciences (SGM RAS) and Marina Diaz-Michelena (National Institute of Aeronautics – INTA)

Sponsored by: IAGOD CTOD WG Remote Sensing Methods for Tectonics & Ore Prospecting

Outline: The session is dedicated to the intensively developing technologies of multispectral and hyper-spectral surveys, aerial magnetometry, and other geophysical methods with UAVs as carriers for the corresponding equipment as well as to the satellite data being used for geological purposes. Presentations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for these data acquisition, methods and software for data processing, as well as results of the surveys are welcome.

S6: Uranium deposits and resources

Conveners: Luis López (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina), Michel Cuney (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and Mostafa Fajek (University of Manitoba)

Sponsored by: IAGOD IUG

Outline: With increased need for uninterrupted, long-term and sustainable supply of uranium, it has become important to look into augmenting the resource base, and making the mining and extraction more efficient and environmentally friendly. This requires a deeper understanding of the genesis of uranium deposits under various geological environments with complex mineralization processes through analysis of the geochemical and mineralogical characteristics of each deposit. Such information will be helpful in guiding further exploration and optimization of extraction and production, and in effective environmental management.
The proposed session will look into complete metallogenic characterization of uranium and associated critical material deposits where uranium could be recover as main, co- and by-product. The outputs are also expected to enrich the IAEA database on uranium – World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (UDEPO) – and help understand the global distribution of uranium in a consistent manner and thus provide valuable inputs available resources and their sustainable development.

S7: Base Metals in Sedimentary Sequences

Conveners: Thierry Bineli-Betsi – Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Josefina Pons IIPG-Universidad Nacional del Río Negro-Universidad Nacional del Comahue – CONICET and Joseph Zulu Josrum Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd

Outline: Sediment-hosted deposits are the most importance source of lead and zinc and constitute 23% of the world’s copper production. This session covers the broad range of deposits hosted in sedimentary basins, including Sedimentary Exhalative, Mississippi Valley Type, Vein-type and Sediment-hosted Copper-Silver-Cobalt Deposits.
This session will explore the many critical factors involved in the genesis of these sedimentary base metal deposits: 1) large-scale geodynamic setting of mineralization; 2) lithological and structural controls on deposits with special emphasis on the tectono-thermal evolution of the basin; 3) the origin of the metals and sulphur; 4) geochronology 5) the source and geochemistry of the mineralizing fluids; 6) mechanisms of fluid flow; 7) controls of metals transport and precipitation mechanisms, and 8) factors related to preservation.


For registering to the Symposium click on the following link:

Registration Platform

Delegate registration fee includes:

• access to the scientific sessions and exhibition area, coffee breaks
• conference documentation (congress bag, final programme, abstract publication, name badge)
• attendance at the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception taking place on 28th August, 2018

Tickets to the Official Symposium Farewell Dinner, taking place on Friday, August 31st, 2018, can be purchased at your own expense and include a cocktail and an Argentine style dinner. Attire: come as you are. Cost: US$ 50.

Accompanying fee registration is US$ 100 which includes admission for the Opening Reception on August 28th and a short local tour. Registered accompanying guests are invited to purchase tickets for the social events as well as for daily tours to be offererd in an oficial tour desk located at the conference hall. Accompanying guests are not allowed to enter the scientific sessions or be authors on submitted abstracts.

Early Bird Registration (before March 31st)

Regular Registration (before August 1st)

Late / Onsite Registration (from August 1st)

*A valid student card will be required to pick up accreditation at the registration desk


For payments click on the following link:

Payments Platform

Participants have to pay the symposium registration fee as prerequisite for booking short courses and/or field trips

Online payments will be processed via a secure payment page on the on-line Payments Platform

To pay as IAGOD Member you have to pay Membership fees before registering to the Symposium

Discounted registration for IAGOD Members: To be eligible for the discount pay a 3-year term (total €30) that must include 2018

For joining IAGOD download Membership Application Form:

and send completed to: IAGOD chief treasurer Prof. Reimar Seltmann

and copy to account holder Dr. Andreas Naegele

For membership payment please use the web shop at:

From January 20th, 2018 online payment option can be accessed through the IAGOD Symposium web page

Alternatively, payments can be made on site during the Symposium

Payment by bank transfer will be available by March 1st, 2018. Details will be provided soon

There will be no refund after July 31st, 2018 if registered participants cancel by personal reasons



All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Abstracts will be 1200 words length. They must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results, and the conclusions. The abstract should summarize the substantive results of the work and not merely list topics to be discussed.

An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your paper and your whole project. It should have an intro, body and conclusion. It is a well-developed paragraph, should be exact in wording, and must be understandable to a wide audience. Abstracts highlight major points of your research and explain why your work is important; what your purpose was, how you went about your project, what you learned, and what you concluded.

If your title includes scientific notation, Greek letters, bold, italics, or other special characters/symbols, do make sure they appear correctly.

Abstracts can be accepted either as poster or oral communication. The Abstract Scientific Committee will select submitted abstracts and determine whether they are accepted for oral or poster presentation. If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be requested to be available for discussion during the corresponding poster viewing session.

For abstracts submissions please click on the following link: Abstract Submission Platform.

Poster Presentations

General information

All posters must be written in English.

The exhibition of posters of each exhibitor will take place in the halls of the Convention Center.

Posters will be exhibited during one day during the Congress and will be grouped by sessions and by topics. Presenters are expected to be present at the daily poster sessions and requested to attend their posters the day their session is scheduled in the Final Program.

It is important to consult the final program beforehand to know the location of the poster in the panels. Volunteers will offer assistance.

Photographing posters or oral sessions will be prohibited except by authorized agents of the Symposium or by the first author of the presentation.

No chairs and tables will be provided at the exhibition site. If any special items are needed, the staff should be required to assist during the sessions.

Poster dimensions

54 inches high and 36 inches wide

We recommend that you use 72-point bold font for title and a 60-point font for authors and affiliations. The title should be the same as the work of the conference. The texts and illustrations must have enough size to read from a distance of 2 meters.

Oral Presentations

General information

Computers, audio-video equipment and technical assistance will be provided to monitor and test the presentation of each participant.

Format of the oral presentations

Presentations will only be allowed to display in Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx). There will be no projectors or slide carusel. Presenters have the responsibility to ensure the exposure is compatible with Windows and Microsoft office. Letter Arial, Times New Roman, Etc. Common format such as AVI, MPG

The presentations must be in English. There will be no simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Regular Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long, including a couple minutes for questions. It is essential that speakers  strictly follow the Final Program and respect the stipulated time.

30 minutes before the session the presenter must go to the corresponding room to receive instructions for use of equipment and control that everything is in order.

Speakers have to bring the presentation in # USB stick #. Speakers will not be allowed to use their own laptop.

Presentations will be deleted from computers after the end of each session.

Abstract Preparation Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Author Name(s)

The presenting author of an accepted abstract must attend, register and pay for the Symposium.

An author may present no more than two abstracts. More than two submissions can be accepted from an autor if one of his/her co-authors present additional abstracts. If an abstract is accepted, the presenter must be one of the co-authors listed.

If an author’s name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each submission. Do not list authors by initials only.

Provide email and affiliation only for the first autor.

Abstract category

Please choose from the abstract categories available (T: Topics and S: Special Sessions).


Abstracts that appear to be replicate versions of a single study will be rejected. Abstracts containing identical or nearly identical data submitted from the same institution and/or individuals will be rejected.


Abstracts of original science – content should be structured into the following four (4) sections: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.


Abstracts are limited to 1200 words. This includes the text in type Arial 11 point, plus any graphic/table.

Images/Graphics/Tables – Their use is encouraged if they are relevant to the research submitted. Only one of the following is allowed per abstract:

• Images/Graphics: Images should be pasted under “attachment” in the template in JPG/BMP format, maximum size 9cm x 17cm, and resolution up to 300dpi. Please note that these may be resized to fit in the final printed material. Their inclusion counts as 350 words for the total count of the abstract

• Tables: Tables have to be added as a table and not as an image in the template. The characters used in the table count toward the total words count of the abstract (max 1200)

Clarity of expression will be considered in the review process. The overall quality of language used should assure comprehension by the reader.

Do not include:

References, abbreviations, footnotes, key words, credits, or grant support in your submission.

Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors. IAGOD will never edit the scientific content of a submission. Nor will it make changes to a submission, including typographical errors, except to comply with the grammatical format preferences as described above. If accepted, the abstract will be published in print or electronic versions as submitted.


All abstracts presented at the Scientific Sessions must conform to the eligibility criteria listed above.

All presentations and question-and-answer periods will be in English. If presenters need assistance in understanding or responding to questions in English, they are encouraged to have a member of their research group assist them.

Any additional or revised guidelines for abstract presentation will be provided to presenting authors of accepted abstracts in their notification email.


The submitter acts on behalf of all co-authors and in submitting an abstract, transfers to IAGOD the copyright and all other rights in the material comprising the abstract if the abstract is accepted.
IAGOD, as holder of the copyright of the accepted abstract, reserves all rights of reproduction, distribution, performance, display, and the right to create derivative works in both print and digital formats.


All abstracts submitted are disclosed to members of the peer-review selection committee, as well as to IAGOD staff as necessary in connection with the Scientific Sessions. Those abstracts that are accepted for presentation are made available to the public in advance of the Scientific Sessions. Abstracts not accepted for presentation are not published, and are ordinarily not disclosed outside of IAGOD and persons associated with the selection process (i.e., the peer-review committee). Notwithstanding these policies and procedures, IAGOD is not subject to any confidentiality requirements with respect to submitted abstracts. In addition, compliance with any disclosure or nondisclosure requirements that apply to researchers or research sponsors (whether under federal securities laws, contract agreement, or otherwise) is the sole responsibility of the researcher and/or sponsor, and not IAGOD.

Abstract Withdrawal

If you decide to withdraw your abstract prior to the submission and editing deadline, you should send an email to the following email address:

Include your abstract control number, title and the presenting author’s name in your email.

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SC1: Epithermal deposits (1 day)

Diego Guido (sponsored by SEG)

Regular attendee: US$ 200
SEG or IAGOD member: US$ 150
Student with University ID: US$ 100

SC2: Fluid inclusions (1 day)

Daniel Moncada (sponsored by SGA)

Regular attendee: US$ 200
SGA or IAGOD member: US$ 150
Student with University ID: US$ 100

SC3: Faults, Veins, Breccias, and related Alteration (1 day)

Anna Fonseca – SRK Consulting (Canada)

Regular attendee: US$ 200
IAGOD member: US$ 150
Student with University ID: US$ 100

SC4: Non-magmatic mineral systems (2 days)

Franco Pirajno

Regular attendee: US$ 300
IAGOD member: US$ 200
Student with University ID: US$ 150

SC5: Ore mineralogy of micron- to nanoscale to atomic scale observations (1 day)

Nigel Cook

Regular attendee: US$ 200
IAGOD member: US$ 150
Student with University ID: US$ 100

SC6: Metallogeny of uranium (2 days)

Michel Cuney

Regular attendee: US$ 300
IAGOD member: US$ 200
Student with University ID: US$ 150


Opening of Short Courses Registration payment: February 15th, 2018

Cancelation policy: Short Courses will be cancelled if there are less than 10 attendees and payments will be refunded

Cancelation deadline: June 30st, 2018

Pre- and Post-Symposium Field Trips

The rich mining history of this part of America that began with the extraction of Ag from the Cerro Rico de Potosí (Bolivia) continues today with the exploitation of Cu and Au porphyries in the Andean region of Chile and Argentina, as well as Li salts in the Puna – Altiplano triangle that comprises Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Trips will be organized in these three countries in order to visit world class deposits of metals (Ag, Sn, Cu) and nonmetals (B, Li) having the opportunity to discover the cultural aspects of this region and their inhabitants.

Pre-Symposium field trip


Sponsored by: SGA

Synthesis: Starting in Calama, Chile the visit includes the world largest porphyy Cu Chuquicamata mine (86 Mt Cu) as well as the Sierra Gorda porphyry Cu-Mo and the volcanogenic El Laco Fe deposit (430 Mt Fe) in Chile. In Argentina drill cores from the Taca Taca porphyry (Cu-Au-Mo) (13 Mt Cu – 180 t Au) will be examined.

Cultural aspects: visits toursitic destinations such as San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), San Antonio of the los Cobres and Santa Rosa de Tastil (Argentina), Atacama salt lake (Chile) and salt lake (Argentina).

Duration: 5 days

Prices: US$ 1400

Post-Symposium field trips


Summary: Visit the world-class mineral deposit Bajo de la Alumbrera (porphyry Cu-Au; 700 Mt), Agua Rica (porphyry Cu-Au-Mo; 900 Mt), the Capillitas polymetallic vein deposit, known for its rhodochrosite production and the epithermal Au-Ag-Mn Farallón Negro Mine. Mineralizations are hosted in a back-arc Miocene volcanic complex and comprise more than 12 Mt Cu and 750 t Au.

Cultural aspects: Capillitas mine is a unique deposit of rhodochrosite for its original and uncommon stalactite-like formations. This beautiful mineral is considered the “national stone” of Argentina. While visiting the region we will enjoy old towns like Cafayate, Santa María and Andalgalá.

Duration: 4 days

Prices: US$ 1000


Summary: Visit the Tertiary fourth largest borate deposit in the world: Loma Blanca (12.7 Mt borates) and an active boratiferous geyser, as well as lithium brine deposits in the salt flats of Olaroz (1.5 Mt Li carbonate), Cauchari (4.9 Mt Li carbonate) and Rincón (7.4 Mt Li carbonate). This region of the Argentine Puna is one of the main global reserves of Li and B.

Cultural aspects: visit the typical Puna towns: Purmamarca, San Antonio de los Cobres and Susques.

Duration: 3 days

Prices: US$ 750


Summary: Visit the Ordovician SEDEX type world class Ag-Zn-Pb Aguilar deposit (2.75 Mt Pb, 4.35 Mt Zn, 6,000 t Ag) and discuss its genesis. See the newly open Pirquitas Sn-Ag-Zn open pit (3,250 t Ag, 0.4 Mt Zn), the southern end of the Bolivian Tin belt.

Cultural aspects: visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca (Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO).

Duration: 4 days

Prices: US$ 1000


Summary: Visit the world-class Ag-Sn Cerro Rico deposit (0.1 Mt Ag, 2.4 Mt Sn) and the Ag-Zn-Pb San Cristobal epithermal mine (4 Mt Zn, 1,4 Mt Pb, 20,000 t Ag), Bolivia.

Cultural aspects: Travel through the Quebrada de Humahuaca (Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO) and visit Potosi, with the word known Royal Mint and the Uyuni world largest salt lake.

Duration: 5 days

Prices: US$ 1600

Sponsorship and Exhibition

The IAGOD was established in September 1963 with the objective of promoting international co-operation in the study of the genesis of ore deposits and furthering the growth of knowledge in this field. IAGOD is a member of IUGS. These tasks are achieved in several ways. This Quadrennial International Symposium is the most important one. The 15th IAGOD Symposium, with the theme “Ore Deposits: providing resources for present and future generations”, covers all aspects of currently hot topics in economic geology that will lead to an enhanced understanding of the genesis of mineral deposits and important practical issues of improved exploration concepts and discoveries in economic geology.

It is worth highlighting that this is the first time for Argentina to host such important meeting.

We expect a mix of industry, government, and academia, with a strong student component, attending the Quadrennial Symposium. This four days symposium will be supplemented by field trips, workshops, and short courses. The Symposium will provide a great opportunity to promote mining companies through sponsorship and participation as exhibitors.

Join us, to reach for the peak of the understanding of ore deposits and the concepts of exploration, having a chance to reach a broad international audience through this Symposium.
Sponsors have the opportunity to have their sponsorship promoted in various ways:


The province’s current hotel capacity is 19.000 beds. This includes 4 and 5 star hotels as well as boutique hotels. Besides, Salta as four venue auditoriums and 110 conference rooms, prepared to accommodate meetings and conventions which call for different magnitude and technology.


If you are interested in hiring a tour you may contact any of the following Travel Agencies,

members of the Salta Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Agencia del Peregrino

Phone +54 387 4229440

Tastil Viajes

Phone +54 387 4311223

UMA Travel

Phone +54 387 4228317