Goldschmidt2021 Call for session and workshop proposals: submit by 15 October

2021 Awards: Call for nominations now open

Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture: Submit by 31 October
Urey, Science Innovation and Houtermans Awards: Submit by 15 November

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: Geology, Policy and Wine – The Intersection of Science and Life

Here is our introduction video to find out more about Goldschmidt2021 and Lyon, a Unesco heritage site and capital of gastronomy!

2021 Award nominations now open!

Recognition of scientific excellence, achievement and contributions is important at all stages of a scientist’s career. Should you know of any deserving colleagues, nominate them for the EAG Urey, Houtermans or Science Innovation awards, the Geochemistry Fellowship or the R. Berner Lecture.

Several changes have been made to nomination requirements and eligibility for the 2021 awards, and nominators are encouraged to consider achievements in the broadest sense. See the nominations page for further information on the different awards and how to submit a nomination.

Nomination deadline for Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture: 31 October
Nomination deadline for EAG Award: 15 November
Find out how to make a nomination

EAG Deadlines

1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador application deadline
1 December: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

Goldschmidt Deadlines

15 October: Goldschmidt2021 Call for sessions and workshops closes

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Diamond forms during low pressure serpentinisation of oceanic lithosphere
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Potential of Earth’s core as a reservoir for noble gases: Case for helium and neon
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This is a somewhat unusual Geochemical Perspectives issue in that it covers a broad range of academic, governmental, policy, wine, and celestial activities touched on during a 40 year career. From personal experience, Larry Meinert recounts his academic development, work in the US Congress, management of the energy and mineral resource functions of the US Geological Survey, helping to shape high level governmental policy, exploring resource issues beyond Earth to the Moon, Mars, and Asteroids, and last but not least the making of fine wine. READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication.

Latest Elements: ‘Lithium: Less is More

Lithium was created during the Big Bang at about 13.8 Ga. Lithium is concentrated in Earth’s upper continental crust and in 124 mineral species, the greatest mineralogical diversity being found in pegmatites. Lithium occurs naturally in two isotopes, 6Li and 7Li, which are readily fractionated, thus becoming sensitive to geological and environmental processes. Closed-basin brines (58%) and pegmatites plus related granites (26%) constitute the main sources of exploitable lithium worldwide. Life as we know it at the start of the 21st century would not be possible without lithium as it is used in a myriad of applications ranging from lithium-ion batteries to medicine. READ MORE