News from the EAG
We thank all who participated in the EAG Photo Contest. The jury has now selected the best 5 photos in each theme and we now invite you to vote for your favourite photos. The winner of each theme will receive a 5-year EAG membership and will see their photo on the banner of the EAG newsletter and on the EAG website.
We are happy to report a participation rate of 37% at the recent council elections, an excellent indicator of the vitality of the geochemical community. We thank EAG members for participating at these elections and are particularly grateful to all the candidates who agreed to stand.
Donald E. Canfield, Kirsten Küsel and Helen Williams have been elected and will join the EAG Council from January 2016. We wish all our newly elected councillors a warm welcome.
The pyroxenite-diamond connection by E.S. Kiseeva, B.J. Wood, S. Ghosh and T. Stachel is the latest article published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters.
Geochemical Perspectives Letters is the new EAG journal publishing peer-reviewed high quality articles spanning geochemical sciences, fully open access, carrying NO author charges. Find out more.
The new Geochemical Perspectives issue, ‘Probing the Earth’s Deep Interior Through Geochemistry‘ (fully open access) by Bill White, tells the story of how isotope and trace element geochemistry have elucidated the evolution of the Earth’s mantle through the window of basaltic volcanism over the last 50 years. The composition of mid-ocean ridge basalts show that the upper mantle bears the geochemical scars of partial melt extraction to form the oceanic and continental crust. In contrast, the geochemistry of oceanic island basalts produced by mantle plumes rising from the deep mantle show that this region has been extensively polluted by material recycled from the Earth’s surface through subduction, subduction erosion, and continental foundering. Read more