Societies Worth Joining
There are many professional organizations for geologists involved in economic geology and/or mineralogy applied to economic geology. Below are three organizations that I personally been involved with and gained a lot from during my time as student and now professional. Students and professionals alike that consider joining any of these organizations are strongly encouraged to check out their websites and there are special rates for students. This list is by any means not comprehensive.
Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
The Geological Association of Canada (GAC®) is a national multi-disciplinary geoscience organization with representatives in all Canadian provinces and territories as well as the United States, Europe and other parts of the world. There are several sub-divisions displaying the diversity of geology and its application to everyday life.
Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
The Mineralogical Association of Canada is a national multi-disciplinary geology organization with special interest in the fields of fields of mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and economic geology with representatives in all Canadian provinces and territories, the United States, and other parts of the world.
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
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.
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
PDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 7,500 members around the world, PDAC’s work centres on supporting a competitive, responsible mineral sector. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention—the premier international event for the industry—that has attracted over 25,000 attendees from 135 countries in recent years