The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., (SEG) is
an international organization of individual members with interests in
the field of economic geology. The Society\\\\\\\'s membership includes representatives
from industry, academia, and government institutions. Annual meetings,
publications, field conferences, and short courses ensure an active communication
of economic geology-related concepts within the membership and with the
economic geology profession at large. An individual may apply for membership
as Fellow, Member or Student Member.
SEG originated from a 1919 gathering of a group of
Geological Society of America (GSA) members who were especially interested
in economic geology. The Society was established on December 28, 1920,
during a constituting meeting of 60 distinguished professionals, including
A.M. Bateman, W.H. Emmons, L.C. Graton, J.F. Kemp, A.C. Lawson, W. Lindgren,
R.A.F. Penrose, Jr., R.H. Sales, J.E. Spurr and H.V. Winchell. Today
the Society consists of more than 3000 members residing in over 70 countries
throughout the world.