Workshop 2017: “PGE (Platinum Group Elements) / PGM (Platinum Group Minerals) in the oceanic paleolithosphere”

The SGA-SEG Barcelona Student Chapter is organising the 6th Annual Workshop, entitled “PGE / PGM  in the oceanic paleolithosphere”.

The workshop will take place in Barcelona the 30th of November and 2nd of December 2017. The first day includes an introductory course, mainly aimed to undergraduate students, to learn the basics of PGE (Platinum Group Elements)/PGM (Platinum Group Minerals). During the second day, international experts on the topic will give the following talks:

-        “The role of arsenic in collecting and concentrating PGE”, given by Fernando Gervilla (University of Granada, Spain)

-        “Using LA-ICP-MS for in situ determination of PGE and other related elements in magmatic sulphide minerals: implications for metallogenesis and exploration”, given by Rubén Piña (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

-        “Petrogenesis of PGM in mantle-hosted chromitite deposits”, given by José María González Jiménez (University of Granada, Spain)

-        “PGE mobilization and PGM neoformation in the supergene environment”, given by Thomas Aiglsperger(University of Luleå, Sweden)

-        “How to make a PGM?”, given by Anna Vymazalová (Czech Geological Survey)

The workshop will be completed with a fieldtrip to Bou Azzer (Morocco) from 5th to 10th of December. The fieldtrip will be coordinated with members of the Marrakech SGA Student Chapter. The participants will be able to visit the Bou Azzer Mine, a full ophiolitic sequence and the chromitites from Aït Ahmane.

The workshop and the fieldtrip are sponsored by the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).

There is no inscription fee, but attendants should assume travel and accommodation expenses. However, all participants should fill the inscription form. Places in the introductory course and the field trip are very limited and will be filled in chronological order of application. The link to the form is shown below.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

*More information will be provided in the following days!