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Welcome to Goldschmidt2018

G18_logo_100The Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry are delighted to welcome you to the 28th Goldschmidt Conference in Boston! Goldschmidt has once again got a packed program in store for you, with a staggering number of oral and poster presentations in sessions covering 15 themes, as well as numerous workshops, field trips, and early career events.

To plan your personal program, keep up to date with each day’s events and stay connected with other delegates, download the Conference App from the Google Play store or Apple store.

Goldschmidt2018 is family friendly!

family_100If your family is accompanying you to Goldschmidt2018, the conference warmly welcomes them. New this year, child care is available for the children of delegates. Learn more.

A little comic relief…


A new cartoon from the ‘Black & White?’ series, by our resident cartoonists R & B, is out now! This comic was also published in Elements June 2018 issue. Check out the full series here.

EAG Latest Publications

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GPL1816_abstractNitrogen isotope signatures of microfossils suggest aerobic metabolism 3.0 Gyr ago
F. Delarue, F. Robert, K. Sugitani, R. Tartèse, R. Duhamel, S. Derenne

There is compelling evidence for early oxygenation of mid-Archean oceans. However, the biological use of molecular oxygen is still not ascertained. Here we report the nitrogen isotope composition measured in isolated microfossils (δ15Nµm) from the 3.0 billion years old Farrel Quartzite metasediments. […]

GPL1815_abstractMass-dependent triple oxygen isotope variations in terrestrial materials
Z.D. Sharp, J.A.G. Wostbrock, A. Pack

High precision triple oxygen isotope analyses of terrestrial materials show distinct fields and trends in Δ’17O – δ’18O space that can be explained by well understood fractionation processes. The Δ’17O – δ’18O field for meteoric waters has almost no overlap with that of rocks. […]

GPL1814_abstractToxic anthropogenic pollutants reach the deepest ocean on Earth
S. Dasgupta, X. Peng, S. Chen, J. Li, M. Du, Y.-H. Zhou, G. Zhong, H. Xu, K. Ta

Persistent organic pollutants (PCBs and PBDEs) were analysed in sediment core samples (0-2 cm) from the southern Mariana Trench at water depths of 7000-11000 m. ∑PCBs concentrations ranged from 931 to 4195 pg/g, far higher than those recorded before in marine sediments from shallower depths. […]

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v7n1_cover_100Cosmochemistry along the Rhine
Herbert Palme

This Geochemical Perspectives contribution traces the development of German cosmochemistry from the excitement of work on Apollo sample returns to current debates in the formation of meteorites and their components. It illuminates the crucial role played by neutron activation techniques applied at the Max Planck Institute in constraining planetary compositions and evolution. This issue further charts a fascinating collection of interlinked cosmochemical projects while providing insight into the different research environments within the Max Planck and University systems.

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