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New Geochemical Perspectives: ‘Metallogeny and Mineral Exploration – Some Personal Reminiscences’ 

Successful exploration for mineral resources, including those critical for the energy transition, is underpinned by continuing advances in geological and metallogenic understanding. This issue, written by Richard H. Sillitoe, provides a personalised global perspective on some of these advances during the past half century, with a particular focus on copper and gold deposits

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Geochemical Perspectives is an open access community journal published by the European Association of Geochemistry. EAG members who opted to receive a print copy will receive it soon. 

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2023 Distinguished Lecturer Sandra Arndt reports back from her tour of Eastern Europe

Sandra Arndt gave a series of lectures in Eastern Europe at the end of 2023 explaining how biogeochemical models can be used to study crucial carbon cycle-climate feedbacks. Recording of two lectures is available.

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EAG Reactions: Recording available to watch

The first EAG Reactions webinar, 'Academics working on carbon dioxide removal CDR projects', with guest speakers Rebecca Tyne and Noah Planavsky, took place on 8 March. In case you missed it or want to watch again, the recording is now available!

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EAG Student Sponsorship Program: Next deadline 1 May

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program supports onsite participation at events held in Europe, or online participation at events held anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship of up to €1000 to cover registration, abstract fees, and travel expenses where applicable. Applicants may be based in any country.

Next application deadline: 1 May

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EAG co-sponsored event 'Granulites & Granulites 2024' - Registration deadline: 15 May

The Granulites & Granulites 2024 conference, co-sponsored by the EAG as part of the EAG Short-Course and Conference Sponsorship Program, will take place on 3-6 September in Verbania (Piedmont region), Italy. 
Registration deadline: 15 May | Abstract deadline: 31 May

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Early Career Programs and Bursaries in Geochemistry - list your course here!

We are updating our webpage that lists geochemistry related research programs, bachelor, master, and PhD programs, as well as small bursaries for early career scientists. If you would like to add a course or funding opportunity, please use the link below.

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Latest Elements: 'Metamorphic Duality in SW Japan—The Sanbagawa-Ryoke Classic Example of Paired Metamorphism'

Subduction, where one plate dives beneath another, controls long-­term whole-Earth cycling of rocks, fluids, and energy. Plates subduct faster than they heat up, making them the coldest parts of the Earth’s interior. Fluids released from these cold plates rise into hotter overlying rocks, forming magma that feeds surface volcanism. Cold deep conditions associated with subduction complemented by hot shallow conditions under volcanic arcs are reflected in the presence of pairs of metamorphic belts, representing sites of ancient subduction. This issue of Elements guides readers through a premier example of paired metamorphism: the Cretaceous Sanbagawa­Ryoke metamorphic pair of Japan...

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Goldschmidt Conferences

The Goldschmidt 2024 plenaries have been announced: Catherine Chauvel from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France, Jiubin Chen from Tianjin University, China, Corinne Le Quéré from the University of East Anglia, U.K., Christopher Reddy from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S., and Ellen Stofan from the Smithsonian Institution, U.S., will all be presenting on various topics this year.

Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt deadlines

30 April: Goldschmidt2024 Student Helper application deadline

1 May: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline 

1 June: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors deadline

1 July: Goldschmidt2024 Early registration deadline

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Other geochemistry related events

21 Apr: 12th International Kimberlite Conference long abstract submission

24 Apr: SGI-SIMP Joint Congress abstract submission  

26 Apr: 37th International Geological Congress – IGC2024 early registration deadline

10 May: GAC-MAC-PEG 2024 registration deadline

14 May: METSOC 2024 – 86th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society abstract deadline

15 May: Granulites & Granulites 2024 conference, co-sponsored by the EAG, registration deadline

18 Jun: GSA Connects 2024 abstract deadline

Ongoing: Serpentine Days webinars

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Comparative 142Nd and 182W study of MORBs and the 4.5 Gyr evolution of the upper mantle

New high precision Nd and W isotopic compositions were obtained on the same basalt samples from the Pacific Antarctic Ridge. These provide the best estimate so far for the μ142Nd and μ182W values of the...

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The isotopic signature of UV during bacterial reduction

The two step electron transfer during bacterial reduction of UVI to UIV is typically accompanied by mass-independent fractionation of the 238U and 235U isotopes, whereby the heavy isotope accumulates...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Strongest ocean current on Earth is speeding up and causing problems

[] The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) is the most powerful current on Earth, encircling Antarctica and influencing the global climate. Over the last few decades, observations show that it has been speeding up. Experts were...

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Cosmic cleaners: the scientists scouring English cathedral roofs for space dust

[The Guardian] Mini missions are being launched amid the spires – a haven for dust particles that may contain clues about the cosmos and the early Earth. On the roof of Canterbury Cathedral, two planetary scientists are searching for cosmic...

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Missing Link Uncovered – A New Origin Story of How the Continents Developed

[SciTechDaily] Geoscientists have uncovered a missing link in the enigmatic story of how the continents developed—a revised origin story that doesn’t require the start of plate tectonics or any external factor to explain their formation. Instead, the findings...

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Life’s vital chemistry may have begun in hot, cracked rock

[New Scientist] Chemical reactions key to the origin of life on Earth could have occurred as molecules moved along thermal gradients within networks of thin rock fractures deep underground. Such networks, which would have been...

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NASA’s New Asteroid Sample Is Already Rewriting Solar System History

[Scientific American] Scientists have scarcely begun studying pristine material from asteroid Bennu brought back to Earth by the OSIRIS-REx mission, but have already found several surprises. Meteorites are messengers from the depths of...

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Searching for the decay of nature's rarest isotope: Tantalum-180m

[] Tantalum is one of the rarest elements and has multiple stable isotopes. The least abundant tantalum isotope, Ta-180 is found naturally in a long-lived excited state, a feature unique to this isotope. In excited states, a nuclei's protons or...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD Project in detecting Earth’s mafic protocrust
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
30 April 2024
Type: PhD Position
The effect of seasonal oxygen fluctuations on aquatic microbiomes
University of Vienna, Austria
15 May 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD in petrology/geochemistry - Constraining volatile storage in the lower crust of arcs
CRPG, CNRS-Lorraine University, France, Metropolitan
26 April 2024
Type: PhD Position
PhD in cosmochemistry (Nitrogen-noble gas analyses of meteorites)
CNRS - CRPG, France, France
13 May 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Ocean Carbon Cycling and CO2 across Cretaceous OAEs, near-OAEs, and ‘missed’ OAEs
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
12 April 2024
Type: PhD Position
PhD postions on Sedimentation, Environment, Reactions and Seafloor Fluxes in a Rapidly Warming Sea
University of Haifa, Israel
27 June 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Phd position in Thermochronology of The Bushveld Complex
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
30 April 2024
Type: PhD Position
Fully funded PhD projects in Geochemistry
James Cook University, Australia
01 May 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Modeling the morphological evolution of mineral surface upon (bio)alteration: Implications for the concept of biosignatures
CNRS - ISTerre, France
30 May 2024
Type: PhD Position
Physicochemical fingerprints and quantification of microbially-mediated mineral weathering
CNRS - ISTerre, France
30 May 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD Research Fellow in the early Archean terrestrial sulfur cycle
University of Bergen, Department of Earth Science, Norway
18 April 2024
Type: PhD Position
Open PhD position in Geomicrobiology/Biogeochemistry ‘Arsenic mobilization by anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria in groundwater systems in Hanoi/Vietnam’
Geomicrobiology Group, University of Tuebingen, Germany, Germany
26 April 2024
Type: Internship
Impact of atmospheric carbonatation on hydrodynamic properties of concrete in the context of nuclear waste storage.
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD: Experimental magmatic geochemistry of sulfur isotopes
ISTO, University of Orleans, France
05 May 2024
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Isotope Geochemistry on Climate and Earth Surface Redox- Change in the Paleoproterozoic Era
Isotope Geochemistry, Department of Geoscience - University Tuebingen, Germany
31 March 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Space Sciences and Planetary Research
Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Graz University of Technology, and the University of Graz, Austria
30 May 2024
Type: PhD Position
Open PhD Position in Geochemistry (Paleoclimate)
University of Waikato, New Zealand
Position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Post-doc position at the Center for Planet Formation, Evolution, and Habitability at Rice University
Rice University, United States
15 April 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
postdoctoral position in the LIFEFORMS project: "is it LIFE? First Organisms oR bioMorphS"
University of Liège/Early Life lab, Belgium
01 April 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Two-year Postdoc in Atmosphere Microbial Habitability Modelling
Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France
10 May 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Associate in Blue Carbon Biogeochemistry
Universityof Georgia, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Exoplanet atmospheres - links to observations
Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
15 May 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Cloud Droplets and Redox Pairs in the Venusian Atmosphere
Austrian Academy of Science, Space Research Institute, Austria
15 April 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Position “PostDoc” (F/H) in the field of genomic analysis of microbial-mineral interactions
The Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM), France
29 February 2024 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Academic
Research associate in soil chemistry
University of Hohenheim, Germany
26 April 2024
Type: Academic
Lecturer Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat fixed term in Geochemistry
Universität Münster, Germany
30 April 2024 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Research Facility Manager - Isotope Clean Labs
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
30 April 2024

EAG Partners

SGI-SIMP Joint Congress: Abstract Deadline 24 April

The Italian Geological Society (SGI) and the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP) invite you to the joint Congress entitled "Geology for sustainable management of our planet" which will take place at the Bari University Campus from 3 - 5 September 2024. 

Abstract deadline: 24 April | Student grants: 20 May

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Apply to join the EAGE-EAG Technical Community on Geochemistry! 

Eager to take a leading role in our community? Then, step up and join the Committee for the 2024-2026 term. We are looking for highly motivated members willing to set the spotlight on innovative geochemical applications; current and future research directions; career development opportunities, and more. Would you be one of them? 

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