This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
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.