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

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 at the Faculty of Earth Science (University of Barcelona), 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 from Bushveld Complex (South Africa) - From pristine to weathered ores" given by Malte Junge (University of Freiburg)
  • 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 BouAzzer (Morocco) from 5th to 10th of December. The fieldtrip will be coordinated with members of the Morocco SGA Student Chapter. The participants will be able to visit the BouAzzer Mine, a full ophiolitic sequence and the chromitites from AïtAhmane.

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.  This is the link to the form.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!