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Fermor Meeting 2017: Factory Earth

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

It is more than 10-years since the last detailed look at the role that volcanic and magmatic processes play in the role of ore deposits formation. The topic is still current and is ready for a wide-ranging reassessment.

The meeting will address the fundamental controls on metal transport and deposition in magmatic systems and address questions such as:

  • What role do sulfide melts play in metal transport?
  • What are the key components of fertile magmas and how can they be identified?
  • What role do volatiles and semi-metals play in transporting and depositing metals?
  • How are ore metals concentrated during magmatic differentiation and transferred to the hydrothermal environment?

Topics for Discussion

  • Volcanic and ore processes: timescales and catastrophes
  • Magmatic hydrothermal plumbing systems
  • Sulfides through the crust: melts, minerals and volatiles
  • Volatile compositions
  • Magmatic and hydrothermal systems from mantle to surface

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor Jon Blundy, University of Bristol

Professor Tamsin Mather, University of Oxford

Professor John Mavrogenes, Australian National University


Jon Naden (j.nade@ngs.ac.uk), Dan Smith, Frances Cooper,

Rich Siddle, Marie Edmonds, Mike Widdowson

Call for abstracts

There is a call for abstracts and oral and poster contributions are invited.

Please send Abstracts in a Word document to Naomi Newbold by 1 June 2017.

The abstract should be approximately 500 words and include a title and acknowledgement of authors and their affiliations where possible. Please indicate if your abstract is for a poster or oral presentation.

Abstract guidelines are available in the ‘Downloads’ box.


Register online or download the registration form in the ‘Downloads’ box and return it to the Conference Office.

Corporate Affiliates and GSL Associated Societies can register at a reduced rate.


Associated Societies members should choose the Other Societies booking option when registering.


September 25 @ 8:00 am
September 27 @ 5:00 pm
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