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MDSG Meeting January 2016

04/01/2016 to 06/01/2016

There are just a few days left to register and submit your abstract for MDSG 2016, which runs 4th – 6th January 2016 in University College Dublin. The deadline for both registration and abstract submission is next Monday, 30th November, through the registration page of the conference web site: http://www.ucd.ie/earthsciences/mdsg2016/

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of research into the origin or ore deposits, and on related topics such as mineral exploration and geometallurgy. Student presentations are especially welcome and there will be prizes awarded for the best student talk and best student poster. We have keynote speakers on a diverse range of topics: the Navan Zn-Pb orebody, Bushveld mineralization, critical metals, exploration for epithermal deposits, MOR hydrothermal systems and heavy minerals in exploration.

The MDSG 2016 winter meeting in University College Dublin (4th to 6th of January) is fast approaching and the web site is now open at: http://www.ucd.ie/earthsciences/mdsg2016/ Registration is handled through this web site by Eventbrite. Their software is focussed on selling tickets, so do not be alarmed that registration appears under the heading of ticket sales!

We recommend that you book flights soon. There are many cheap flights from the UK available at present, but prices are likely to rise.

After an icebreaker reception on the evening of Monday 4th January, two days of talks and a dedicated poster session will take place on 5th and 6th January. There will be a number of keynote speakers, but as usual talks and posters on research in progress will make up most of the programme. We intend to have a session on carbonate-hosted ore deposits, and sessions on magmatic ore deposits.

Boliden Tara Mines have kindly agreed to host an optional excursion to the Navan underground Zn-Pb mine on 7th January. There will only be 18 places available and so we will ask those who have visited before to refrain from signing up when online booking opens.