Magmatic Sulfide Conferences

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PLANNED  Thunder Bay 2024, Ontario. Organizer: Peter Hollings. Venue: Lakehead University. Pre- and Post-Meeting Field Trips: 1) Lac des Iles Mine, 2) Current Lake and Escape Lake PGE-Cu-Ni Deposits in the Thunder Bay North Project area, and 3) Marathon deposits. Potential Field Trips: 1) Regional geology of the 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift System on the northern shore of Lake Superior in  Canada and  USA, and 2) Archean greenstone belts with Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization. Download ANNOUNCEMENT. Link to WEBSITE.

Virtual 2020, Organizers: Sarah-Jane Barnes & Eduardo Mansur (Part A), Steve Barnes and David Holwell (Part B), and Michael Lesher (Zoom).  Part A Abstract Volume   Part B Abstract Volume     Eagle Field Trip

Freemantle 2016, Western Australia. Theme: Commemorating 50th anniversary of discovery of the Kambalda Ni-Cu-PGE camp. Organizers: Steve Barnes, Margaux le Vaillant, Ignacio Gonzalez-Alvarez, Marco Fiorentini, Belinda Godel. Venue: Esplanade Hotel. Participants: Approx 150 attendees.  Field Trip: Post-conference field trip to Komatiites and Associated Rocks of the Kalgoorlie-Leonora Region. Special Issue: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 90, edited by Marco Fiorentini, Margaux le Vaillant, and David Mole

Guiyang 2012, China. Organizers: Xie-Yan Song, Hong Zhong, and Zhongli Tang. Field trips to Jinchuan (X-Y Song) and Emeishan-Panzhihua (H Zhong). Workshop on Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits.

Xi'an 2009, China. Organizers: Zhongli Tang and M Liu. Field trip to Jinchuan (Chusi Li and Ed Ripley).

Beijing 2007, China. Organizer: ???. Short courses on Magmatic Ores (Tony Naldrett) and Stable Isotopes (Ed Ripley).

Hong Kong 2004, Theme: Recent Advances in Magmatic Ore Systems in Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks. Organizer: Mei-Fu Zhou. Sponsor:  IGCP Project 479.  Symposium: 80+ participants. Pre-meeting workshop on Geology and Genesis of Magmatic Ore Deposits. Post-conference field trips to the Jinchuan Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposit and the Panzhihua Fe-Ti-V oxide deposit.

Rouyn-Noranda 1999, Québec. Dates: 15-26 July 1999. Venue: Rouyn-Noranda, Québec. Organizer: Sarah-Jane Barnes. Sponsor: IGCP Project 427. Symposium: 29 presentations by 56 participants from 10 countries (Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, South Africa, USA, UK, Zimbabwe). Pre-meeting field trip to Komatiites and Associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario-Québec (Paul Davis, Tony Fowler, Wulf Mueller) attended by 24 participants from 8 countries. Post-meeting field trip to Komatiitic Peridotites and Associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits in the Cape Smith Belt, northern Québec (Michael Lesher) attended by 20 participants from 8 countries (enrollment limited by extreme remote location and logistics).

Duluth 1995, Minnesota. Organizer: ???. Field trip to Duluth Complex.

Sudbury 1992, Ontario. Organizer: Tony Naldrett. Sponsor: IGCP Project 336. Field trips to Sudbury, Timmins komatiites, and Thompson. Special publication by OGS (Tony Naldrett).

Harare 1987, Zimbabwe. Organizer: ???. Sponsor: IGCP Project 161. Field trip to Great Dyke. Special volume published by IMM (Martin Prendergast).

Perth 1982, Western Australia. Organizers: David Groves and Michael Lesher, Sponsor: IGCP 161. Field trips to WA Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits (D Groves and M Lesher). Special volume published by IMM (D Buchanan).

Harare 1981, Zimbabwe. Organizer: ???. Sponsor: IGCP Project 161. Field trips to Trojan, Shangani, and Epoch.

Turku 1980, Finland. Organizer: Heikki Papunen. Sponsor: IGCP 161. Field trips to Narvik (Rona), Luleo and Skelleftea Ni, Pennikat, Central Finland komatiites.

Toronto 1978, Ontario. Organizer: Tony Naldrett. Sponsor: IGCP Project 161. Field trips to Sudbury and Abitibi komatiites. Special issue of Canadian Mineralogist (Tony Naldrett).

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