Welcome to the

Mineral Deposits Studies Group

Home Page

This page is located on the WWW server of the T.H. Huxley School of Environment, Earth Sciences & Engineering, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, and is maintained by Jamie Wilkinson and Jon Naden to whom any comments should be addressed.

The Mineral Deposits Studies Group is:

An affiliate of the Geological Society (London) and the Applied Mineralogy Group of the Mineralogical Society.
This page is one of the MDSG's electronic information points, the other is a listserver. It aims to provide economic geologists (academics and industry) with up to date information concerning research initiatives, published abstracts, conference dates and pointers to contents pages of relevant journals. If anybody has information that could be relevent to the page then send a message to Jamie Wilkinson. All contributions are welcome and will be duly acknowledged.


The 23rd Annual Winter Meeting of the MDSG will be held on January 5-6, 2000, at Burlington House, Geological Society, London. For further details, click here.

MDSG 1998 Annual Meeting Programme is available here.

MDSG 1998 electronic abstracts are available here.

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MDSG Contacts
Information resources
Programme for the 96/97 AGM
IGCP 356
Programme for ECROFI XV meeting in Potsdam (1999)
Programme for PACROFI VII meeting in Las Vegas (1998)
Research meetings of interest to the Economic Geology community 

Membership of MDSG

The committee are planning to introduce a new membership scheme to enable MDSG to expand the range of activities it can offer. For more information click here

Joining MDSG

If you would like to join MDSG, please fill in and return the application form to Sarah Gleeson at the address below.
MDSG Foundation
MDSG offers financial support for students (including M.Sc. students) who wish to present their work at the annual winter meeting. Applications should include an abstract and a covering letter to be sent to the convenor of the winter meeting. The closing date for applications this year is the 31st October.
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The MDSG also runs an e-mail subscription list: "geo-mineralisation" managed by Jon Naden. The contents of the list are mirrored by a WWW page that contains an archive of all messages sent to the list in the last year, plus a selection of files containing topical discussions and FAQ's.
To subscribe to geo-mineralisation click the highlighted text and send the following message:
join geo-mineralisation YourEmailAddress YourRealName

Contact points for MDSG:

Chairperson: Sarah Gleeson
School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Phone: +00 44 (0)113 233-5199
Fax: +00 44 (0)113 233-5259
Secretary/Treasurer: Jon Naden
British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Notts NG12 5GG
Phone: +00 44 (0)115 936-3163, Fax (0115) 936-3352
Postgraduate Representative: James Cleverley
School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Phone: +00 44 (0)113 233-5257
Fax: +00 44 (0)113 233-5259

Industry Representative: Jim Coppard
14 Springfield Drive, Newport, Gwent, NP9 9EW, Wales
Mobile: 0777-1664358
Fax: +00 44 (0)1633 276626

University Representative: Iain MacDonald
University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Pembroke, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AW
Phone: +00 44 (0)181 331-9826
Fax: +00 44 (0)181 331-9805

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Other research meetings of interest to the Economic Geology community

SGA-IAGOD 1999 (August 22-25 1999) London, UK
IGCP-373 Urals field conference
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Information Resources

A number of publishers (e.g. Elsevier) have recently started electronic contents pages for their journals. Hypertext links for these are given below:
Applied Geochemistry
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
EPSL online
Mineralium Deposita
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Other Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at E:\listplex\SYSTEM\SCRIPTS\filearea.cgi line 455, line 288. Special Interest Groups and Web Servers Containing Information on Mineralisation

Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)

International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD)

Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

Skarn Deposit Research
The World of Fluid Inclusions
Fluid Processes and Mineralization Research Group at Imperial College
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Jamie Wilkinson and Jon Naden maintain this page
Compiled 20 Oct 96, last revised 31st January 2000
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