Ensuring a secure supply of metals to support a growing global population, increased urbanization and the transition to renewable energies is a priority for the future. Geochemistry is a fundamental tool that can be applied in developing genetic models of mineral deposits, regional to camp scale exploration, mineral processing and asset management and reclamation. At this conference we will bring together participants from academia, government and industry to discuss the latest concepts and newest ideas concerning the fundamental geochemical processes from the mantle to the crust that form mineral deposits at a range of scales. The evening sessions at the conference will address frontier issues that have an impact in mineral deposit formation; e.g. big data, the role of biology in mineral deposit formation and detection, marine mining and the next generation of geological models. A Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on the Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits will be held for two days preceding the main GRC conference. The GRS is an opportunity for Early Career Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Researchers) to showcase their research activities and network.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Big Data and Mineral Deposits
- Geochemistry and Fundamental Mineral-System-Forming Processes
- Next Generation Models
- Geochemical Processes Leading to Superior-Grade Development
- Mining Frontiers
- Geochemistry for Discovery
- Biological Processes, Geochemistry and Ore Deposits
- Geochemistry in Value Realization and Stewardship
- Geochemical Frontiers