The Mineral Deposits Studies Group Annual General Meeting 2017-18 will be held at the University of Brighton from the 3rd to 5th January 2018.

Current confirmed Keynote speakers include:

 A few things to note:

Programme: The programme of events can be found here

Book of Abstracts:  The final Book of Abstracts can be found here

Panel Session – Year of the Resource – Monday 3 January 2018 – 18.15 to 19.00 hours – Sallis Benney Theatre:
The Geological Societies 2018 theme is the “Year of Resources” and in line with this the Mineral Deposits Studies Group AGM is hosting a panel discussion and Q&A session including representatives from both industry and academia who will discuss the future of mineral deposits research, and the role of both academia and industry on the sustainable extraction and use of natural resources. Confirmed panel members include:

Kathryn Goodenough – British Geological Survey

Sarah Gordon – Satarla

Catriona Beadle – Rio Tinto Ventures

Richard Herrington – Natural History Museum


Registration:  *** REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED ***

Early bird registration rates for professionals, PhD students, and MSc students will apply until Friday 17 November and final registration will close on Friday 15th December 2017 at midday.  Early Bird registration has closed.

Undergraduate registration will open on Monday 13th November and is now extended to midday on Friday 15th December 2017.   Registration fees include an Icebreaker Reception and a Conference Banquet in the Brighton Grand Hotel, lunches and teas on both conference days, an abstract volume, and a conference pack. Registration should be via the online shop please click here

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Wednesday 22nd November. Abstracts must be submitted using email to Contributions are invited on any topic related to mineral deposits and are particularly welcome from PhD students wishing to report research in progress. We will give as many early career scientists as possible the opportunity to make oral presentations. Following the deadline, abstracts will be organised into sessions with a common theme. Papers are welcome linked to any of the keynote themes, including environmental studies, but papers on theme linked to mineral deposit studies can be submitted and are very welcome.  Click here for abstract template document.


For accommodation please click here

Short course and student networking events:

There will be a short course and student networking opportunity on Wednesday 3rd January prior to the Icebreaker reception – this will be held at our Moulsecoomb campus – Huxley Foyer and Huxley 300 – see link here for directions:

If you wish to attend this event please register using the link above – and choose MDSGSTUDENTGOLDWSHOP delegate rate. Note: this will only allow access to this one event not to the whole AGM.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton in January!