From June 25th to June 28th , some members of our Student Chapter attended the Spanish Mineralogical Society Meeting (XXXVIII Reunión Científica de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía) that took place in Ronda, Málaga.

Dr. Thomas Aiglsperger, one of the founders and a regular member of our Student Chapter and nowadays associate Senior Lecturer in the University of Luleå (Sweden) was invited for the seminar with the talk: “Conventional and unconventional deposits of platinum group elements”.

Ph.D. students, and members of the Student Chapter, Núria Pujol Solà and Júlia Farré de Pablo gave 15 min talks related to exotic minerals in ophiolitic chromitites in the ore deposits session.

Our advisor, Joaquín A. Proenza, also gave a 15 min talk about massive sulfide deposits hosted in ultramafic rocks from Cuba. 

During the last day there was a field trip to the Ronda peridotitic massif, observing the different facies of ultramafic rocks and the associated chromitite mineralization. The field trip was led by Dr. Karoly Hidas from the Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT, Granada).