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  1. Dr. Martin Appold, University of Missouri – Columbia. "Origin of Mississippi Valley-type Zn-Pb-Ba-F deposits in the Ozark and Interior Low Plateaus, U.S. mid-continent." (September 10, 2012)
  2. Dr. Christopher Kelson, State University of New York – Potsdam. "Timing and Character of Mineralization within Three Historic Mining Districts, North-Central Nevada." (September 17, 2012)
  3. Brooke Clements, President - Peregrine Diamonds Ltd., Canada. "Discovery of the Chidliak Diamond District, Nunavut, Canada." (October 22, 2012)
  4. Dr. Dave Lankard, President – Lankard Materials Lab, Columbus, OH. "The Concrete Petrography Industry." (October 24, 2012)
  5. Dr. John Rakovan, Miami University of Ohio. "Environmental Mineralogy of Apatite: Fundamental Mechanisms of Metal Sequestration with Applications in Radionuclide Waste Disposal and Contaminant Remediation." (January 28, 2013)
  6. Dave Lankard (President – Lankard Materials Laboratory, Columbus, OH): The World of Concrete Petrography. (October 2012
  7. Brooke Clements (Vice President – Peregrine Diamonds, Canada): The Canadian Diamond Story. (October 15)



  1. Dr. Dean Peterson, Senior Vice President of Exploration – Duluth Metals (Fall 2013 TBA)
  2. Dr. Dean Peterson (VP of Duluth Metals, Minnesota): “Understanding Magmatic Mush: Insights Gained While Mapping Mafic Magmatic Slurries of the Ferrar Magmatic Complex, Dry Valleys, Antarctica.” (Spring 2013 – TBD)
  3. "Geology, Ore Deposits, and Integrated Ore Deposit Modeling Within the Duluth Complex, Northeastern Minnesota." (Spring 2013 – TBD)
  4. "Careers in Exploration Geology: Pictures, Insights, and Stories from a 50 year old, grey haired geologist, who plans to retire the day he dies..." (Spring 2013 – TBD)

In order to further increase economic geology education within our chapter, tentative plans are in the works for some graduate students to give short talks on their mineral deposit research during select general chapter meetings.