A Symposium to be held as part of Geoscience '98, Call for Abstracts
Keele University, Staffordshire, U.K.

16-17 April 1998
This two-day, multidisciplinary symposium forms part of the second biennial Geoscience meeting of the Geological Society, to be held on 14-17 April 1998. Magmatic arcs, back-arc basins and ocean ridges are regions of prolific volcanism and hydrothermal activity, and contain many types of globally important metal deposit. This symposium invites contributions on the field setting, structural, geophysical and geochemical characteristics of subaerial and submarine volcanic sequences, in ancient and present-day settings, and their associated hydrothermal alteration assemblages and mineralization. The meeting is aimed at industry as well as academic interest. It is envisaged that papers from the symposium will form a thematic publication. A post-meeting field-trip (17-20 April) will examine the Ordovician volcanic sequences of the Snowdonia marginal-basin caldera, North Wales, and nearby porphyry, volcanic-exhalative (Parys Mountain) and vein mineralization.

Keynote and invited speakers are:
Peter W Lipman (USGS) Continental are volcanism and caldera formation, Southern Rocky Mountains, USA
Jeffrey W Hedenquist (GSJ) Diversity of alteration and mineralization in subaerial volcanic arcs
Martin C Sinha (Cambridge) Magmatic and tectonic evolution of the Lau back-arc basin
Peter M Herzig (Freiberg) Magmatic contributions to seafloor hydrothermal systems in arcs and back-arc rifts
Wayne D Goodfellow (GSC) Magmatism and mineralization in an active rift, Middle Valley, Juan de Fuca Ridge

The symposium is sponsored by specialist groups of the Geological and Mineralogical societies (Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group and Mineral Deposits Studies Group) and the British Mid-Ocean Ridge Initiative (BRIDGE).
Convenors: PT Leat, RCR Willan (British Antarctic Survey), HM Prichard (Cardiff), K Harrison, (Leeds)
The abstract deadline is 15 November 1997. For abstract submission, and to express interest in the symposium or field-trip, contact the principal convenor:
Dr PT Leat, British Antarctic Survey, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OET, UK, Tel: 44-1223-251400; Fax: 44-1223-362616; e-mail:
Note: NERC-supported students who submit an abstract can apply for free registration.
To receive further information on Geoscience '98 and registration details, contact: Conference Department, The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, W1V 0JU, UK; Tel: 44-171-434 9944; Fax: 44-171-439 8975; email:

The Geological Society is registered charity No. 210161 7/10/97

Ottawa, Canada

August 4, 5, 6, 7 (4 days) and August 8 (1 day) 1988
Immediately preceding the 17th General Meeting of IMA in Toronto (August 9-14, 1998)
Sponsored by the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Commission on Ore Mineralogy (IMA), and Natural Resources Canada, the course will highlight hands-on experience with specialized laboratory equipment in the Booth Street complex of Natural Resources Canada - Canada Centre for Mineral & Energy Technology and Geological Survey of Canada (CANMET & GSC); on August 8, a limited number of attendees will visit the Scanning Proton Microprobe in Guelph (about 5.5 hours drive from Ottawa, and one hour from Toronto). The course should be of interest to a wide spectrum of earth scientists that use ore mineralogy in their research or applied work.  These include research economic geologists, exploration-oriented mineralogists, process mineralogists, environmental mineralogists and related disciplines as well as students who would like the opportunity of learning more about some specialized equipment and applications of concern to them.
 Topics include: specimen preparation, ore microscopy, textures of ore minerals, crystal chemistry, cathodoluminescence, trace-element analyses (by electron microprobe, proton microprobe, ion microprobe, laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry), isotopic analysis using high-resolution SHRIMP, image analysis, variable pressure SEM, environmental mineralogy, mineralogical balances by dissolution methodology.  Laboratory sessions include ore microscopy, a fully-automated SEM-based image analyser, a partial pressure SEM for humid samples, a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer, cathodoluminescence, the SHRIMP laboratory and the Guelph PIXE laboratory.
Principal lecturers: Louis Cabri, Iain Campbell, Alan Criddle, Chris Hayward, Simon Jackson, John Jambor, Gilles Laflamme, Pertti Lamberg, Rolando Lastra, Greg McMahon, Bruce Robinson, Chris Stanley, Richard Stern, Richard Taylor, David Vaughan.
For further information: Louis J. Cabri Tel: 1-613-995-4073 CANMET; fax: 1-613-996-9673 555 Booth Street; e-mail: Ottawa, CANADA K1A 0G1
Registration: Limited to 15 professionals ($495) and 10 students ($195), on a first-come basis. Please complete registration form and send with payment to: Mineralogical Association of Canada Meriline Postal Outlet 1460 Merivale Road Ottawa, CANADA K2E 1BI; phone. & fax: 1-613-226-4651
Accommodation: Please contact directly Carleton University's Tour & Conference Centre: Tel.: 1-613-520-5609; fax.: 1-613-520-3952
The university residences are within a 15 to 20 minutes walk from the Booth Street Complex.
Registration Form for Pre-IMA Meeting Short Course"Modern Approaches to Ore and Environmental Mineralogy"to be held in Ottawa from August 4 to 7.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration will be limited to 15 professionals ($495) and 10 students ($195) because of limited space in the laboratory sessions. Registration will be on a first-paid, first-served basis. A short course volume will be provided to the registrants.

Brest, France


June 1-3, 1998
An in-depth examination with lectures and hands-on practical sessions of magmatic and volcanic processes and their ores in continents, ocean basins and island arcs from a geological, petrological and geochemical point of view. Organized by Steve Scott (University of Toronto), Thierry Juteau (l'Université de Bretagne Occidentale: UBO) and Yves Fouquet (IFREMER). Other instructors include Nick Arndt (Rennes University), Harold Gibson (Laurentian University), Roger Hekinian (IFREMER) and Rene Maury (UBO). Sponsored by the SGA, IFREMER, Conseil General du Finistere and UBO. CONTACT: Professor Thierry Juteau, Dépt. des Sciences de la Terre, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 6 avenue Le Gorgeu, B.P. 809, 29285 Brest Cedex, France Tel (33) (0)298 01 61 75, Fax (33) (0)298 01 66 20, Internet:

ANATOMY AND TEXTURES OF ORE-BEARING GRANITOIDS OF SIKHOTE-ALIN (PRIMORYE REGION, RUSSIA) AND RELATED MINERALIZATION, International Geological Correlation Programme (IUGS/UNESCO-IGCP), International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (I.A.G.O.D.), International IGCP-373 Field Conference
Vladivostok, Russia

Co-organized and co-sponsored by Russian Academy of Sciences
(RAS, FEB RAS) and Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

1-12 September 1998
Jointly organized by:
Far East Geological Institute, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia, IGCP-373 Project, c/o GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Telegrafenberg A50, D-14473 Potsdam, Germany.
Sponsored by:
A.V. Chernishov, head of mine-geological department of "Boron" joint-stock mine company; Y.T. Gurulev, General director of "Primorgeophysics" company; V.I. Kosenko, deputy of administration head of Kavalerovo district; N.F. Kosterev, general geologist of Geological Committee of Primorsky krai; G.I. Potapenko, general geologist of "Dal'polymetal' company
Organizations contacted for sponsorship:
Russian Academy of Sciences, Far East Branch (FEB RAS), Russian Ministry of Sciences and Technology Policy, Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research (RFFR), International Association on the Genesis of Deposits (IAGOD, WGTT), Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA), Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Contact address:
Dr. Galina Gonevchuk, Far East Geological Institute of FEB of Russian Academy of Sciences, 159, Prospect 100-letya, Vladivostok, 690022, Russia; phone: 7(4232) 318 750; fax: 7(4232) 31-78-47; E-mail:
Dr. Reimar Seltmann, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ); Telegrafenberg A50, D-14473 Potsdam, Germany; phone: +49 331 288 1433; fax: +49 331 288 1436; E-mail:

November 1, 1997   Pre-registration
January 1, 1998   Second Circular
March 31, 1998   Submission of Abstracts
April 30, 1998   Reviews of Abstracts
May 31, 1998   Registration and Payment,     Definitive Abstracts
September 1-12, 1998  Field Conference
LANGUAGE: The official language of the field conference will be English.
At the field excursion a few contributions in Russian language will be simultanously translated.
VISA: Participants need Russian visa. Formal invitations will be sent from the Organizing Committee to the applicants after registration. Further details on visa, travel, and climate will be distributed in the 2nd Circular.
REGISTRATION FEES (all inclusive: catering, accomodation, excursion travel): ca. 800 US$.

* Geochemistry, mineralogy and petrography of ore-bearing granites, their anatomy and textures.
* Geotectonic and metallogenic evolution of the Russian Far East
* Mineralization and alteration processes in selected ore districts: case studies.
Major excursion routes will be in the Kavalerovo and Dalnegorsk districts of South Primorye (scheme).
The field team will stay at the hotel in Kavalerovo town. The way to Kavalerovo from Vladivostok takes about 1 hour by airplane or about 12 hours by bus.


Students of mineral resources throughout the world may apply for thesis research grants available in 1998 from the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation and the Society of Economic Geologists. Grants from the Hugh E. McKinstry Fund are awarded to support research with a substantial field component. The Hickok-Radford Fund awards grants for field projects in arctic, sub-arctic, or other challenging field areas. A third group of student research grants is in part funded by gifts from BHP Minerals. These provide funds for research in economic geology that focuses on new descriptive data on ore deposits, mining districts, and on topical subjects.
The 1998 awards total US$40,000. Individual grants range from US$500 to US$3,000 and are intended to fund specific graduate thesis research expenses. Application forms may be obtained from the Chair, SEG Student Research Grants, 5808 South Rapp Street, Suite 209, Littleton, Colorado 80120 USA.
phone: +1 303 797 0332; fax: +1 303 797 0417; e-mail:
Forms are also available on the web:

Application must be postmarked by 31 March 1998, and awards will be announced by 1 May 1998.