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Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Gordon Research Conference

Mineralizing Processes Across All Scales


August 5-10, 2018


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH Site Information


David Cooke & Claire M. Chamberlain

Vice Chair:
Sarah A. Gleeson

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 8, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Geochemical processes of mineralization and alteration have occurred in diverse crustal and mantle environments throughout Earth's history. The 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits will provide a state-of-the-art appraisal of mineralizing phenomena across all scales, from nanoparticle creation to tectonic plate migration. Global leaders from academia, industry and government will gather to discuss mineralizing phenomena, their key geological drivers and environments that promote their effective operation. The organizers of this conference are currently finalizing the Discussion Leaders and Speakers, and more details regarding the conference will be posted as soon as they are finalized. For the first time, 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.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


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Session Titles

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 November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Geochemical Evolution of the Earth's Hydrosphere and Lithosphere
  • Mineralizing Processes in the Oceans
  • Constraining the Duration of Geochemical Processes
  • Mineralizing Processes in Basins
  • Ore Deposit Preservation, Enhancement and Destruction
  • Mineralizing Processes Associated with Deformation
  • Geochemical Detection of Ore Deposits
  • Mineralizing Processes Associated with Magmatism
  • Future Directions – The Next Phase of Mineral Deposit Geochemistry Research
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