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MDSG Annual General Meeting, 3-5 Jan 2018, Brighton

03/01/2018 to 05/01/2018

The Mineral Deposits Studies Group Annual General Meeting 2017-18 will be held at the University of Brighton from the 3rd to 5th January 2018. Currently confirmed key note speakers include:

Dr. Hannah Hughes (Hazel Prichard Memorial lecture) – PGE and Cr  in the Bushveld Intrusion.

Tim Livesey—Exploration and development of the Timok Cu deposit.

Prof. Dave Sherman—Molecular approaches to ore deposit studies.

Prof. Richard Herrington— Nickel laterites.

Prof. Karen Hudson-Edwards—Mine waste and the environment

Jeremy Wrathall—UK lithium  resources

Abstracts are welcome related to any of these topics, and to any topic within the remit of mineral deposit studies from academia or industry. We particularly welcome oral and poster presentations from research students. The abstract deadline is Friday 17th November.

Early bird registration rates for professionals, PhD, and masters students will apply until Friday 17th November and final registration will close on Friday 8th December. Undergraduate registration will open on Monday 14th November. Registration fees include an Icebreaker Reception and a Conference Banquet in the Brighton Grand Hotel, lunches and teas on both conference days, an abstract volume, and a conference pack. For information on registration and accommodation go to:


An abstract template is available on the website, and abstracts should be submitted to stating preference for poster or oral presentation to:


Conference accommodation can be booked via visitBrighton  using the web link below:


There will be a short workshop on gold exploration and mapping sponsored by the SEG student chapter 3rdJanuary prior to the Icebreaker reception. Full information about this event will follow shortly. To register your interest for the short course, please email martin.smith@brighton.ac.uk.