Calls for Sessions and Workshops close on 14 October

The submission deadline for the Calls for Session and Workshop Proposals is fast approaching!  

We invite the entire geochemical community to shape another exciting science program by submitting suggestions for sessions advancing geochemistry and related disciplines. 

Submit your session and workshop proposals by 14 October 2022 (23:59 CET).

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Society News

Geochemical Perspectives: 24 issues fully open access 

The EAG journal Geochemical Perspectives publishes invited contributions from leading scientists in various fields of geochemistry. Each issue combines science and history of the field’s development, with personal glimpses into the author’s scientific life. 

Created by and for the community, Geochemical Perspectives is fully open access and is a valuable resource for everyone in geochemistry or related fields.

Since its launch in 2012, 24 issues have now been published and are available to all. EAG members receive the print version of upcoming issues, and it is also possible to purchase print copies of past issues.

Browse all the issues

2023 Awards: Nominate a scientist!

Recognizing deserving scientists is at the core of EAG's mission. There are many discussions around the diversity of awardees, but as highlighted by Derek Vance, EAG President, in the blog post “EAG needs you to nominate a colleague for an award today!”, the key issue is the lack of nominations.

The EAG Award Nomination Committee is currently working hard to identify potential candidates and nominators, but we need the help of all the community to create a diverse pool of candidates.

Nomination deadline for Fellows: 31 October
Nomination deadline for Urey, Science Innovation and Houtermans Awards: 15 November

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Organizing a short course or conference in Europe or online in 2023? Apply for EAG sponsorship by 30 November!

The EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program is open to EAG members organizing a short course or small conference in Europe focused on special topics or techniques from the broad field of geochemistry. The program aims to directly support student attendance at the event. 

For events taking place in 2023, the application deadline is 30 November 2022.

Applications for online as well as hybrid and in-person events will be considered.

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Submit a Thematic Proposal to Elements Magazine

Elements is an international magazine of mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry that reaches 15,000+ subscribers worldwide. Every issue explores a theme of broad and current interest, and serves as a timeless educational resource for students and scientists alike.

Would you like to read about a certain topic in Elements? Do you think your research area would make a great thematic issue? Contact the Elements editorial team and/or submit a proposal!

More information and a proposal template can be found on the Elements website 

The editorial council reviews proposals twice per year. The next submission deadline is Oct. 20, 2022. Don't have time this fall? E-mail the editorial team at and we'll keep you in the loop for future proposal opportunities/deadlines.

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Elements February issue - Halogens: From Planetary Surfaces to Interiors

The halogen-­group elements (F, Cl, Br, and I) are common in the terrestrial inventory, though often present in trace amounts in many Earth and planetary materials. The halogens play a key role in a variety of geologic environments and processes, from mineralization to their influence on the composition of Earth’s atmosphere when released as oceanic, volcanogenic, and anthropogenic emissions. Halogens act as “fingerprints” of fluid­mediated processes on Earth and other planetary bodies. These “bioessential” elements are also critically important to human health. In this issue of Elements, we explore the role that the halogens play in shaping diverse planetary systems, from the surface of planets to their interiors. We also review the techniques that are suitable for the analysis of halogen elements and of isotopes of Cl and Br in terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials.

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All EAG members have online access to current and past issues of Elements. Members who have selected to receive print copies of Elements, will shortly receive the latest issue by post (log into the EAG Membership Platform to verify your preferences and postal address).

EAG co-sponsored event: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds

The Inaugural Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds Meeting (Edinburgh, 7-13 November 2022) is open for late registration until 21 October. Late submissions of abstracts will be considered by the committee.

We deeply thankful to our sponsors who have helped us raise further funding for additional bursary support for eligible applicants. Please contact the committee as soon as possible ( and download then complete and return the application form available here.  Latest date for consideration: 20 October, 17:00 UK time.

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EAG Members Forum

Featured on the forum! Lab DIY: what home-made solution for a lab challenge are you most proud of?

The EAG Members Forum is a valuable resource and networking tool for the community. If you are a current EAG member, simply log in to the Membership Platform, then head to the forum to check out the latest posts and get involved in the discussions. 

Featured this month: Head to the 'resources' category and share your favourite home-made lab fixes!

Go to the forum!

Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt deadlines

14 October: Goldschmidt2023 Session and Workshop submission deadline

31 October: Geochemistry Fellows nomination deadline

15 November: Urey, Science Innovation, Houtermans Awards nomination deadline

30 November: EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship application deadline

1 December: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

10 January: R. Berner Lecture nomination deadline

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Other geochemistry related events

15 October: Silica School: “Silica: from stardust to the living world” (SPOC) registration deadline

21 October: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds (co-sponsored by the EAG) registration deadline

2 November: AGU Fall Meeting 2022 early registration deadline

20 November: IAVCEI 2023 Scientific Assembly early registration deadline

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online

Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub - Open Geoscience Talks

Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

Ongoing: Gneiss Chats - Free geoscience podcast series

Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology seminar series

View all events

New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Early formation of primitive achondrites in an outer region of the protoplanetary disc 

We compare 13 Tafassasset-related meteorites and propose that they form the first meteorite group of carbonaceous primitive achondrites. We name this new group the Tafassites, which form a continuum from equilibrated petrological type 6...

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Preservation of the isotope signatures in chondritic IOM during aqueous alteration 

Mighei-type carbonaceous chondrites (CM) figure among the most primitive objects in the solar system. Yet, they all have experienced various degrees of aqueous alteration having modified their insoluble organic matter (IOM), in a sequence that remains to be...

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Archean age and radiogenic source for the world’s oldest emeralds 

New 87Rb-87Sr data are reported for emeralds from Gravelotte, South Africa and Muzo, Colombia, the first such data in 30 years. The Gravelotte deposit is inferred to be the world’s oldest emerald deposit from the ∼2.97 Ga U-Pb age of the associated...

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Enhanced continental weathering activity at the onset of the mid-Cenomanian Event (MCE) 

The emplacement of a Large Igneous Province (LIP) is implicated in the triggering of the Cenomanian-Turonian Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (OAE 2). Evidence for a similar initiation mechanism for the mid-Cenomanian Event (MCE) is unclear. In this study...

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A partial melting control on the Zn isotope composition of basalts 

Basaltic partial melts are produced in a range of tectonic settings, including fluid-assisted melting above subduction zones, decompression melting at ridges and thermally driven melting above mantle plumes. To examine the role of partial melting...

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Iron isotope evidence of an impact origin for main-group pallasites 

Despite decades of work, the origin of pallasite meteorites has remained enigmatic. Long thought to be samples of the core-mantle boundary of differentiated asteroids, more recent studies have suggested a range of mechanisms for pallasite...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Water found in asteroid dust may offer clues to origins of life on Earth

[The Guardian] Specks of dust that a Japanese space probe retrieved from an asteroid about 186 million miles (300m kilometres) from Earth have revealed a surprising component: a drop of water. The discovery offers new...

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Ultra Rare Diamond Suggests Earth’s Mantle Has an Ocean’s Worth of Water

[Scientific American] A beautiful blue flaw in a gem-quality diamond from Botswana is actually a tiny fragment of Earth’s deep interior—and it suggests our planet’s mantle contains oceans’ worth of water. The flaw, technically called an...

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How Do Rare Earth Elements Form? Scientists Create Synthetic Rocks To Find Out

[SciTechDaily] New light has been shed on the formation of increasingly precious rare earth elements (REEs) by researchers from Trinity College Dublin. They accomplished this by creating synthetic rocks and testing their responses to...

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How Do Nanoparticles Grow? Atomic-Scale Movie Upends 100-Year-Old Theory

[Berkeley Lab] For decades, a textbook process known as “Ostwald ripening,” named for the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Wilhelm Ostwald, has guided the design of new materials including nanoparticles – tiny materials so small they are...

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Scientists discovered a mineral that’s even stronger than diamond

[BGR] Scientists have discovered a mineral stronger than a diamond called lonsdaleite. The mineral, which has been theorized about for years, was recently found in Africa after meteorites landed in the region. It’s also believed to...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD Position in Soil Biogeochemistry
Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
21 November 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
The role of South Pacific dust provenance changes in Pliocene- Pleistocene climate variability (IODP Expedition 383)
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg, Germany
04 November 2022
Type: PhD Position
Investigating the role of volcanism in the onset and termination of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the University of Oldenburg, Germany
04 November 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD positions in Solar System Science (Goettingen, Germany)
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
01 November 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Experimental Geochemistry
University of Münster, Germany
15 September 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
MSc and PhD Opportunity at University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo, Canada
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
The role of the atmosphere in shaping and sustaining microbial communities on glaciers
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
03 October 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Global weathering rates and sediment fluxes during early Cenozoic hothouse climates
University College Dublin, Ireland
12 August 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Heavy Stable Isotope Geochemistry (Subduction Cycles and Link to Atmosphere-Ocean Evolution)
Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute, Spain
15 October 2022

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc Position in Soil Biogeochemistry
Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
21 November 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
2023 Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships at Earth and Planets Laboratory
Carnegie Institution for Science - Earth and Planets Laboratory, United States
14 November 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc opportunity in isotope geochemistry of planetary mantles
CRPG - CNRS- Université de Lorraine, France
30 October 2022 or position open until filled
Type: Research Associate
Experimental Mineral Physics
University of Münster, Germany
15 October 2022 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Faculty
Two tenure-track faculty positions in Chemical Oceanography
University of South Florida, United States
02 December 2022 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Research Fellow in Subsurface Microbial Nitrogen Cycling
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
27 October 2022
Type: Faculty
Loper Professorship
The University of Alabama, United States
02 January 2023 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Teaching Fellow in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
30 September 2022 or position open until filled
Type: Academic
Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Environmental Geochemistry
Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences , United States
Position open until filled

EAG Partners

IAVCEI 2023 - Early registration deadline: 20 November

IAVCEI 2023, the Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, will take place in Rotorua, New Zealand from 30 January – 3 February 2023.

Register by 20 November 2022 to take advantage of the early bird rates. 

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