Volume 12, no. 4, November, 1996
Contents and internal links to this issue
The Mineralogical Society of America recognized the accomplishments of
several of its members at the annual awards luncheon held on October 29th
during the 1996 annual Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Donald H. Lindsley received the Roebling Medal for distinguished research in a wide range of mineralogical and petrological research ranging from experiments in Fe-Ti oxides to field studies of anorthosites. Don Lindsley was introduced by B. Ron Frost who expounded on the medalist's pyrotechnic abilities.
Donald H. Lindsley, 1996 Roebling Medalist, receiving award from President Gordon Brown
Donald B. Dingwell was presented with the Mineralogical Society of America Award for outstanding research contributions prior to his 35th birthday. In introducing the awardee, David Virgo highlighted research accomplishments, especially with respect to silicate melts and glasses.
President Gordon Brown presenting Donald Dingwell with the 1996 MSA Award in the presence of the award citationist David Virgo
Robert I. Tilling was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal for contributions to public policy and awareness about mineralogical topics. Tilling was introduced by L. J. Patrick Muffler who explained the critical role the awardee played as the interface between scientists and the public in explaining volcanic and earthquake hazards.
Gordon Brown congratulating 1996 Distinguished Public Service medalist Robert Tilling with citationist Patrick Muffler
William D. Carlson and Peggy A. O'Day were recognized for their service as the 1995-6 MSA Lecturers. They represented the society with numerous lectures given to a variety of colleges and universities.
Gordon Brown presenting 1996 MSA Lecturer William Carlson with a plaque of appreciation. MSA Lecturer Peggy O'Day was not shown.
Finally, according to tradition, the gavel of the presidency of MSA was passed from Gordon E. Brown, Jr. to David R. Veblen who closed the luncheon.
Outgoing MSA President Gordon Brown cheerfully passing the gavel to new President David Veblen with MSA business manager Alex Speer overseeing the transfer of power
In one of his letters appearing in The Lattice, President Gordon Brown celebrated the
100th anniversary of the discovery of X-rays. Of course, the biggest explosion in X-ray
science occurred after the discovery of X-ray diffraction in 1912. If you peruse one of my
favorite books, the 1924 first edition of The Structure of Crystals, by Ralph Wyckoff of
the Geophysical Laboratory, the immediate scientific impact of X-ray diffraction is clear.
In little more than a decade after its discovery, X-ray diffraction resulted in structure
determinations for approximately 140 inorganic materials, many of them minerals--an
immense flood of information that filled a complete void in our understanding of solids.
Furthermore, diffraction data were collected for numerous additional structures, and X-ray
scattering studies produced revolutionary insights into the structure of gases, liquids,
glasses, defective crystals, and liquid crystals. As pointed out by Gordon, recent
advances in X-ray sources, detectors, and other technology are multiplying our
capabilities in both structure determination and X-ray spectroscopies.
But this year marks another scientific anniversary of sorts (a 75th). In 1921, Davisson
and Kunsman performed the first experiment that, in retrospect, probably showed the
effects of diffraction not of X-rays, but of electrons. For good reason, however, this
event is virtually unknown in the mineralogical community. At the time of these
experiments, electrons were still considered strictly to be particles (in other words,
they were thought to be purely corpuscular, not a wave form of radiation). It was not
until 1924 that Louis de Broglie, in his Ph.D. thesis, advanced his theory of the
wave-particle duality of the electron. Electron diffraction was first suggested in 1926 by
another European graduate student, Walter Elsasser (whom most of you probably know instead
as the father of the dynamo theory for Earth's magnetic field, among other things). Not
until 1927 did Davisson finally accept the wave nature of the electron, and Davisson and
Germer conclusively demonstrated electron diffraction in the laboratory.
Not only did electron diffraction get off to a somewhat shaky start fifteen years after
X-ray diffraction had started to produce spectacular results, but problems related to
dynamical diffraction (multiple scattering) long relegated electrons to a subservient role
in the mineralogical sciences. Of course, all this has changed, and electron diffraction,
imaging, and spectroscopy of various sorts now play a key role in mineralogy and related
fields. In my next letters in The Lattice, I will try to bring you a bit more of the
history of electron scattering, as well as some of the important lessons that electron
microscopy, diffraction, and spectroscopy have taught us about the world of minerals. And,
of course, I also will be reminding you of important MSA news, the benefits that
membership brings to you, and ways in which you can become more active and help the
society move into the 21st century (sound familiar?).
Meanwhile, I thank all of you who took the time to renew you memberships on a timely
basis. This is one of the many ways in which you help to keep the society healthy.
With best wishes for the new year,
David R. Veblen
Renewal notices were sent to members and subscribers in October, 1996. If you have not received yours by now, contact the Business Office. Please renew before the end of the year. Mailing labels for the January-February issue of the American Mineralogist are printed in mid-January. If we do not receive your renewal by then, your issues must be shipped to the Business Office, stored, then mailed from here when you renew. You can save your Society money by renewing early.
Blackwell will be directly contacting members who previously subscribed to the Journal of Metamorphic Geology through MSA about renewing their subscriptions. Subscriptions will no longer be available through MSA because there was no benefit to members or MSA. However, subscriptions to Mineralogical Abstracts, Journal of Petrology, and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals are still available to members through MSA at reduced rates.
The MSA Spring Council Meeting will be in Baltimore. But, rather than being the Sunday before the AGU meeting (May 27-30, 1996), it will be the Saturday following the meeting, May 31, 1996.
Next year marks a change in MSA's research grant program. In 1997, grants will be made from both the Edward H. Kraus Crystallographic Research Fund and the Mineralogy/Petrology Research Fund. At its Fall, 1996 meeting, the MSA Council approved a recommendation to make a grant from the Mineralogy/Petrology Fund each year, rather than every other year. Because of the generosity of contributors, the Fund has grown sufficiently to do this. With continuing support, the Fund could make additional grants each year. Detailed information about applying for these grants will appear in the next Lattice.
MSA has several special interest groups. These are informal groups, but have been active:
If you would like to learn about or participate in the activities of a special interest
group, or organize an activity yourself, speak with their contact individuals: Industrial
Mineralogy (Fred Allen, 908-205-6042), Environmental Mineralogy (George Guthrie,
505-665-6340), Mineral Surfaces and Interfaces (Michael F. Hochella, Jr., email@example.com), Pegmatite (David London,
405-325-3253), Planetary Materials (Brad Jolliff, firstname.lastname@example.org),
Teaching Mineralogy (John Brady, email@example.com).
The Council is always receptive to new interest groups as well.
Alex Speer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emil Constantinescu , MSA fellow, was elected as President of Romania.
Barb Dutrow (Louisiana St Univ and MSA Secretary) received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Chadron State College, Nebraska, where she was an undergraduate student 1974-7.
The seventy-seventh annual meeting of the Society was held 27-31 October 1996 in
Denver, CO. Presentations sponsored by MSA were organized into two symposia, three theme
sessions, and seventeen technical sessions. As is usual, the technical sessions were
divided into disciplines: two on experimental petrology, four on igneous petrology, three
on metamorphic petrology, six on mineralogy/crystallography, and two on volcanology,
inclusive of five poster sessions. The Societies representative to the GSA Joint Technical
Program Committee were Lawrence Anovitz, Raymond Joesten and Tamsin McCormick.
The two MSA Symposia were "Applications of Reactive Transport Modeling to Natural
Systems" organized by Carl Steefel, Peter Lichtner and Eric Oelkers in conjunction
with the MSA Short Course on the same topic, and "Environmental Mineralogy: Science
and Politics" organized by George Guthrie and David Bish, cosponsored by the Clay
Minerals Society. Each of these topics was very popular, also requiring an additional
theme session on the topic. The additional theme session was "Mineralogy of Planetary
Surfaces Using In Situ Analysis and Remote Sensing" organized by Brad Jolliff and
Cassandra Coombs, co-sponsored by the Planetary Division.
Gordon Brown, MSA retiring President, presented his presidential address to the Society
entitled "From Minerals and Melts to Minerals Surfaces and Molecular Environmental
Science - Adventures of a Wayward Mineralogist" on Tuesday, 29 October 1996. After
the address, President Brown called the annual business meeting of the Society to order.
Verbal (and short) reports of the Secretary, Treasurer and Editors were given to the
membership. President Brown also highlighted discussions at the Past President's Breakfast
which involved revisiting/reconsidering a name change for the Society's Journal American
Mineralogist. Discussion by the members followed and continue.
The first meeting of the 1996 Council was held in the evening of 5 November 1995 in New
Orleans, LA; the second was on 2 May 1996 at MSA Offices in Washington, D.C.; and the
third was held on 27 October 1996 in Denver, CO. The first council meeting of 1997 was
also held on 27 October 1996. A summary of discussions and actions by the Council, as
summarized from minutes of the three council meetings for 1996, is given below.
Results of the 1996 Election
The voting for 1997 Society officers and council members took place during the summer
of 1996 by mail. The following were elected to office:
President: David Veblen (1997)
Vice President: E. Bruce Watson (1997)
Treasurer: Brooks Hanson (1997)
Councilor: Jillian Banfield (1997-1999)
Councilor: John Holloway (1997-1999)
The 673 ballots were certified by Tellers Harvey Belkin and Richard Abbott.
Approximately 33% of the membership eligible to vote cast their ballots. Thanks to all who
took time to vote.
As of 31 September 1996, the total membership for the Society is 2059. These include:
1233 Regular and 81 Life Members, 325 Regular and 154 Life Fellows, 19 Affiliated Members,
242 Students, and 5 Spouses. These statistics indicate that both our student and regular
membership has decreased. Remember to remind your students and colleagues to join MSA, it
is a great deal! You do get more for less!
1997 MSA Award
Congratulations to the 1997 Medalists and Research Grant Recipient. The 1997 Roebling Medal will be awarded to Prof. Ian Carmichael, University of California, Berkeley, and the 1997 Mineralogical Society of America Award to Dr. Jillian Banfield, University of Wisconsin. The recipient of the 1997 Mineralogy/Petrology Research Grant is Mr. Alkiviathes "Al" Meldrum of the University of New Mexico. We encourage you all to nominate future Medalists.
The MSA Undergraduate Award was presented to eleven outstanding mineralogy students
across the nation. Faculty, don't forget to nominate your students. They receive a
certificate and a complimentary student membership, including the American Mineralogist.
The following members were approved for fellowship by the Council:
It is with regret and sadness that the Society announces the deaths of the following Fellows and Members reported to us during the past year:
John W. Adams, Life Fellow (1936)
Stuart O. Agrell, Life Fellow (1940)
Trueheart Brown, Life Member (1951)
Frantisek Cech, Life Fellow (1956)
George E. Ericksen, Life Fellow (1954)
Jean Girault, Life Member (1950)
Donald H. Johnson, Life Member (1953)
Tracy Tingle, Member (1981)
Anyone who wishes to honor a deceased Fellow by preparing a memorial should contact our
Memorialist, Brian Mason.
MSA Lecture Program
The very popular MSA Lecture programs continues. During the 1995-96 academic year William D. Carlson and Peggy O'Day were lecturers. For the 1996-1997 academic year, Rosalind Helz is giving lectures entitled "How do we see into magma chambers?" and "Glass geothermometry; Using glass compositions to quantify volcanic processes". Mark Ghiorso is speaking on "Modern approaches to understanding magmatic evolution through computer modeling" and "Energetic simplicity: A thermochemical tale about the rock forming minerals".
This continues to be a very popular program. Forty-six institutions requested
lecturers. Each speaker visits approximately 12 institutions. Guy Hovis continues in his
role to coordinate the series.
John Brady continues to do a superb job maintaining the MSA web site and listserver
which has over 250 members. Visit the web for more updates, committee lists, application
forms, etc. at http://geology.smith.edu/msa/msa.html.
New books have hit the MSA Shelves. In addition to the new RIM volume on "Reactive
transport in porous media" which accompanied the short course, the complete new works
of "Boron" has appeared. The proud Editors, Ed Grew and Larry Anovitz, have
compiled and brought forth a fabulous volume, weighing in at 3 lbs., 2 oz. in standard RIM
size. Both editors as well as the RIM series editor, Paul Ribbe, are doing well but have
been reported to be suffering from post partum anxiety. Also out is a new monograph by
O'Keefe and Hyde on Crystal Structures. As usual, these are the best priced books on the
This year's short course "Reactive Transport in Porous Media" was held prior
to the GSA meeting in Golden, CO and was a sellout. There were 101 participants and a
significant waiting list. The organizers were Peter Lichtner, Carl Steefel, and Eric
Oelkers. A hands-on computer jamboree was held on the last day of the course at The
Colorado School of Mines.
The MSA short course to be held prior to the 1997 Annual GSA meeting in Salt Lake City
is "Geomicrobiology; Interactions between Microbes and Minerals" organized by
Jillian Banfield and Ken Nealson.
MSA has a terrific list of additional short courses that are being considered to be
held in conjunction with not only GSA, but also IMA, AGU, and Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
A new initiative will be undertaken by the Arts Council, in conjunction with major
museums. This is the production of a minerals calendar for 1998 with fabulous mineral
photos by the van Pelts.
Again this year, MSA held a joint reception with the Geochemical Society on Tuesday
evening, Oct. 29 at GSA. This provided a great atmosphere, with food and libations, over
which to discuss common interests and the future of MSA.
Barb Dutrow (email@example.com)
The Editorial Office of American Mineralogist is on the move! Most members will
know of the plans to transfer the Editorial Office to the Washington, DC, office space now
occupied by MSA's Business Office. By the end of December 1996, the move to the Washington
DC location will be complete. This consolidation should benefit both offices and
facilitate communication within the society. Tom Cichonski, our capable Managing Editor
for the last two years, will not be moving, however, and we will miss him greatly. Tom
guided American Mineralogist through a critical period in which numerous changes
were introduced to modernize production. We owe Tom a huge debt of gratitude for his
contributions. We will also miss Assistant Editor Teresa Rogers, who is remaining in Ann
Authors may rest assured, however, that production of American Mineralogist will
not be affected by the transfer of the Office. Our incoming Managing Editor, Rachel
Russell, has already set up operations in the Washington office and is coordinating the
transition directly with Tom.
As of December 15, 1996, all new manuscripts should be sent to:
1015 Eighteenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Another development that should interest authors relates to efforts to reduce the
amount of time involved between submission and publication of papers. The median
"sub-to-pub" period has long been on the order of 12 months, a length not
atypical for other journals in the Earth sciences. Whereas it may be tempting to identify
a single cause for a lengthy sub-to-pub period, closer examination by us (and previous
editors) shows that many factors are involved. We have found that one area in which
significant reductions in time may be achieved is the production schedule that Allen Press
maintains. We have now obtained agreement from Allen Press to introduce an accelerated
production schedule that, after fully implemented, should take at least 4 weeks off the
overall sub-to-pub period. The remainder of the time rests in the hands of authors and
reviewers. Through the Associate Editors, we are urging promptness by all.
We continue to encourage your submissions, both in our traditional areas of strength
and in any related fields in which mineral sciences play a role. The addition of associate
editors in rapidly developing areas - including mineral surfaces and mineral-water
interactions, environmental mineralogy, planetary materials, computational mineralogy, and
glass and mineral physics - makes American Mineralogist ideally suited to expand even
further into rapidly evolving areas. If you have any comments or suggestions for more
improvements to the journal, please let us know.
Ted Labotka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rich Reeder (email@example.com)
We regret to announce the passing of the following MSA Member. The Society extends its condolences to the family and friends of this scientist.
Tracy Tingle, Member (1981)
As a follow-up to the "Teaching Mineralogy" workshop held last June at Smith
College, I would like to submit a proposal to the NSF Course and Curriculum Development
program sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Education. The focus of the project
will be "Petrology in Context". I would like to organize 10-15 working groups of
3-4 participants to collect and organize petrologic datasets from different tectonic
settings that will be developed as curricular modules. Each module might include satellite
imagery, geologic maps, digital images of outcrops and hand samples, photomicrographs, and
mineral, whole-rock, and stable and radioisotope analyses. The products of the project
would be a workbook of exercises and a set of CD-ROMs with the datasets, which would allow
students to simulate research experiences through analysis and interpretation of these
materials, and faculty would have the flexibility to explore these materials at
instructional levels that best meet local needs. The Basaltic Volcanism Study Project is a
model of how these materials might be organized, and Chris Condit's "dynamic digital
map" of the Springerville Volcanic Field is a good example of how these data might be
presented using new educational technologies.
The modules should represent petrology in a global "systems" context;
demonstrate the conduct of science from formulation of questions, through collection of
data, and final interpretation of data; demonstrate natural processes and how we interpret
them from the rock record; allow students to interpret the data and compare their results
with the published literature; show the relevance and practical applications to societal
concerns; and use effective "best practices" in the pedagogical approach. The
knowledge base and methods of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology and
geochemistry should be integrated in these modules to address large-scale geologic
problems. Systems that might be considered for development include: Yellowstone-Snake
River Plain, the Stillwater Complex, mid-ocean ridge, fore-arc basins, a porphyry metal
deposit (Butte, MT?),
, I'm sure you have your own favorites.
The deadline for these proposals is June, 1997. I would hope to have the working groups
start to develop their modules during the 97/98 academic year, and I would like to host a
conference in Montana during the summer of '98 to have each group demonstrate their
modules, and to visit many of the classic petrologic localities that are accessible to us
in Montana. The following year would be dedicated to final preparation and production of
In anticipation of submitting this proposal, I need to know what level of interest there is in the petrologic community. If you have an interest in this project, please provide the following information:
1. Name and institutional affiliation;
2. Tectonic environments that you feel should be included in this project, perhaps with a brief outline of the key topics or questions that should be covered; and
3. Your own interests in participating in this project--what specific contributions you would make in the way of materials, written text, willingness to evaluate the materials, attendance at the field conference, etc.
4. And certainly, you are encouraged to offer any free advice on how we might plan, develop, and implement such a project.
This type of background information is extremely important in preparing a competitive
proposal, and I would appreciate hearing from you in the near future so that we have
sufficient time to prepare. Please contact me at the numbers below, and thanks in advance
for your interest:
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
Jeffrey Post, MSA liason to the ICDD, is currently chair of the minerals subcommittee. This committee deals with all matters concerning the standard powder diffraction patterns for minerals and the range of products related to minerals sold by ICDD. MSA members are encouraged to pass on comments and suggestions regarding the ICDD mineral database to Jeffrey Post so that they might be discussed at the semi-annual meetings. Jeffrey Post can be contacted at Smithsonian Institution, Dept. Mineral Sciences, Nhb 119, Washington, DC 20560; e-mail mnhmssoi@sivm
2-7 Island Arc Magma Genesis Workshop. Adelaide, Australia. Details: G.
Buttfield, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, The Univ. of Adelaide, South Australia 5005,
Australia. Tel.: 61-8-303-5844; Fax: 61-8-303-4347; E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.geology.adelaide.edu.au.
3-16 Flood Basalts, Rifting and Paleoclimates in the Ethiopian Rift and the Afar
Depression. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Details: S. Nadir, INSU, 3 rue Michel-Ange
75016, Paris, France. Tel.:33-1-44-96-43-72; Fax: 33-1-44-96-49-65; E-mail:
12-13 "Composition and Structure of the Continental Lithosphere from Petrology
and Geophysics" - Joint Meeting with the Joint Association for Geophysics.
Cambridge, England. Details: Drs. Richard England and Richard Hobbs, BIRPS,
Byullard Laboratories, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0EZ England. Tel.: 44 (0) 1223
360376; Fax: 44 (0) 1223 360779; E-mail: email@example.com.
17-20 28th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Houston,
Texas. Details: L. Simmons, LPI Publications and Program Services Department, 3600
Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058. Tel.: 713-486-2158; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
23-27 9th Biennial Meeting of the European Union of Geosciences (EUG 9).
Strasbourg, France. Details: A. W. Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, 55020
Mainz, Germany. Tel.: 49-6131-305-280; Fax: 49-6131-371-051; E-mail:
31-4 Materials Research Society 1997 Spring Meeting. San Francisco, California.
Details: Linda G. Griffith-Cima, Room 66-556, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
Tel.: (617)-253-0013; Fax: (617)-258-8224; E-mail: email@example.com.
8-10 Principal Genetic Problems Related to Mineral Deposits of Magmatic Affiliation.
Moscow, Russia. Details: Nick S. Bortnikov, IGEM RAS, Staromonetny per.,35, Moscow
109017, Russia. Tel.: (007) 095-230-8259 or 230-8244; Fax: (007) 095-230-2179; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Abstract deadline: Feb. 1, 1997.)
14-18 Plumes, Plates and Mineralization. Pretoria, South Africa. Details:
S. de Waal, Tel.: (012)-4202454; Fax: (012)-433430; E-mail: email@example.com.
19-21 Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada.
Ottawa, Canada. Details: GAC, Room 757, 601 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8.
Tel.: (613) 947-7649; Fax: (613) 947-7650; WWW: http://www.NRCan.gc.ca/~ottawa97.
27-30 AGU Spring Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. Details: AGU
Meetings Dept., 2000 Florida Ave., Washington, D.C. 20009. Tel.: 202-462-6900.
2-6 7th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference. Tucson, Arizona. Details:
Michael Drake, Dept. of Planetary Sci., Lunar and Planetary Inst., Univ. of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ 85721. Tel.: (520) 621-6962; Fax: (520) 621-4933; E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: cass.jsc.nasa.gov/ meetings/gold/gold.intro.html. (abst
deadline: Feb. 21).
15-21 The 11th International Clay Conference and The 34th
Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Details:
Jeanne B. Percival, Secretary-General, 11th ICC, Geological Society of Canada, 601 Booth
St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8, Ontario, Canada. Fax: (613) 943-1286; E-mail:
20-25 "Tourmaline 1997" - International Symposium on Tourmaline.
Moravia, Czech Republic. Technical Session (June 20-22) and Field Trip (June 23-25). Details:
M. Novák, Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrography, Moravian Museum, Zelný trh 6, 659 37
Brno, Czech Republic. Fax: (05) 4221 2792; E-mail: email@example.com and F. C. Hawthorne,
Dept. of Geological Sci., Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, R3T 2N2, Manitoba, Canada. Fax:
(204) 261-7581; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
15-21 5th International Symposium on Hydrothermal Reactions (ISHR '97).
Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Details: ISHR '97, ORNL, P.O. Box 2008, Building 4500S, MS
6110, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6110. Tel.: (423)-576-5109; Fax: (423)-574-4961; E-mail
email@example.com; WWW: http://flory.engr.utk.edu/ishr97.
10-15 Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Geochemistry: Ore Deposits. New
Hampton School, New Hampton, New Hampshire. Details: Mark Reed, Dept. of Geological
Sciences, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1272. Tel.: (541) 346-5587; Fax: (541)
346-4692; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kevin Shelton, Dept. of Geological
Sciences, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Tel.: (573) 882-6568, Fax: (573)
882-5458; e-mail: email@example.com;or Robert Schafer, BHP Minerals
International Exploration, Inc., 5330 South 900 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah
84117, Tel.: (801) 261-1103.
19-20 IMA Working Group in Mineral Equilibria and Data Bases. Helsinki, Finland. Details: Pentti Holtta, Geol. Surv. Finland, SF-02150 Espoo, Finland. Tel.: 358-0-469323-12;
Fax: 358-0-462205; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Leonid L. Perchuk, Geological
Faculty, Moscow State Univ., Vorobievy Gory 119899, Russia. Tel.: 7-095-913-2112; Fax:
7-095-939-1395; e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-5 "Challenges to Chemical Geology" - 10th Meeting of the
European Geological Societies. Carlsbad, Czech Republic. Details: M. Novák,
Czech Geol. Survey, Geologicka 6, 15200 Prague 5, Czech Republich. Tel.: 42-2-581-71-20;
Fax: 42-2-581-87-48; E-mail: email@example.com.
1-7 Fifth International Eclogite Conference. "Centro Stefano
Franscini", Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland. Details: Dr. Rolf Schmid,
Mineralogy, IEC 97, ETH-centre, NO E43, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland. Tel. direct: XX41 1
6323791, Tel. secr.: XX41 1 6323779; Fax: XX41 1 6321088; E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW:
http://www.erdw.ethz.ch/ ~rolf/pre_reg.html. Preliminary registration: Oct. 31,
1996, Registration due: May 31, 1997; (Abstr due: May 31)
4-5 Metamorphic Studies Group and Applied Mineralogy Group Workshop on "Applying Hydrogeology and Fluid Flow Modelling to Metamorphic and Ore Systems" Leeds, UK. Details: Bruce Yardley, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. Fax: +44 (0)113 2335259, email:email@example.com
8-10 COM/IMA short course: "Modern Approaches to Ore and Environmental
Mineralogy". S. Mamede de Infesta, Portugal. Details: Dr. Orlando C.
Gaspar, Laboratsrio do IGM, Apartado 89,4465 S. Mamede de Infesta, Portugal. Tel.+ 351 2
951 19 15, Fax + 351 951 40 40
20-23 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. Details:
GSA, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301. Tel.: (303) 447-2020.