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AGU Session V005. Critical Elements in Pegmatite Systems

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Sirbescu, Monaliza Catalina
Thu, Jul 4, 2024 4:54 PM

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at AGU24, 9-13 December, Washington D.C., and contribute to our special session V005: Critical Elements in Pegmatite Systems: From Petrogenesis to Explorationhttps://agu.confex.com/agu/agu24/prelim.cgi/Session/225029. The abstract deadline is July 31st. We are looking forward to learning about your exciting discoveries in this rapidly expanding field!

Invited Presenters:
Dr. David Lentz, Research Chair in Economic Geology, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Dr. Dalton McCaffrey, Physical Scientist at United States Geological Survey, Reston, USA

Please spread the word among collaborators and students! The authors of the first several abstracts submitted will have the exclusive opportunity to tour the Smithsonian's mineral collections behind closed doors. Don't miss this chance—submit your abstracts early and beat the crowd! 😉

V005. Critical Elements in Pegmatite Systems: From Petrogenesis to Exploration

Session Description:
For the last decade, unparalleled global crises have sparked an urgent requirement for raw materials essential for the transition to EV batteries, wind, and solar power. Governments across the globe released lists of minerals considered critical for their continued sustainable economic development and security. Pegmatites and related felsic systems are important sources for several critical elements, including lithium, cesium, rubidium, tantalum, tin, beryllium, niobium, and rare-earth elements. Because pegmatites are complex systems riddled with disequilibrium processes, their origins remain controversial and a unified metallogenetic model is lacking. Therefore, it is important to further our fundamental knowledge of pegmatites and their sources, enhance current exploration methods through strengthened academia – industry – government partnerships, and continue to identify new critical-mineral deposits. For this session, we welcome contributions including, but not restricted to, sources, and sinks of critical elements; mineralogy and petrogenesis; and classic to cutting-edge pegmatite-exploration techniques.

Cheers!
Mona, Tania, and Mike

Michael Wise – The Smithsonian Institution, WISEM@si.edumailto:WISEM@si.edu
Tania Martins – Manitoba Geological Survey, tania.martins@gov.mb.camailto:tania.martins@gov.mb.ca
Mona Sirbescu – Central Michigan University, sirbe1mc@cmich.edumailto:sirbe1mc@cmich.edu

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[CMU]
Mona Sirbescu
Professor of Geology
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Central Michigan University
Phone: 989-774-4497

Dear colleagues, Please join us at AGU24, 9-13 December, Washington D.C., and contribute to our special session V005: Critical Elements in Pegmatite Systems: From Petrogenesis to Exploration<https://agu.confex.com/agu/agu24/prelim.cgi/Session/225029>. The abstract deadline is July 31st. We are looking forward to learning about your exciting discoveries in this rapidly expanding field! Invited Presenters: Dr. David Lentz, Research Chair in Economic Geology, University of New Brunswick, Canada Dr. Dalton McCaffrey, Physical Scientist at United States Geological Survey, Reston, USA Please spread the word among collaborators and students! The authors of the first several abstracts submitted will have the exclusive opportunity to tour the Smithsonian's mineral collections behind closed doors. Don't miss this chance—submit your abstracts early and beat the crowd! 😉 V005. Critical Elements in Pegmatite Systems: From Petrogenesis to Exploration Session Description: For the last decade, unparalleled global crises have sparked an urgent requirement for raw materials essential for the transition to EV batteries, wind, and solar power. Governments across the globe released lists of minerals considered critical for their continued sustainable economic development and security. Pegmatites and related felsic systems are important sources for several critical elements, including lithium, cesium, rubidium, tantalum, tin, beryllium, niobium, and rare-earth elements. Because pegmatites are complex systems riddled with disequilibrium processes, their origins remain controversial and a unified metallogenetic model is lacking. Therefore, it is important to further our fundamental knowledge of pegmatites and their sources, enhance current exploration methods through strengthened academia – industry – government partnerships, and continue to identify new critical-mineral deposits. For this session, we welcome contributions including, but not restricted to, sources, and sinks of critical elements; mineralogy and petrogenesis; and classic to cutting-edge pegmatite-exploration techniques. Cheers! Mona, Tania, and Mike Michael Wise – The Smithsonian Institution, WISEM@si.edu<mailto:WISEM@si.edu> Tania Martins – Manitoba Geological Survey, tania.martins@gov.mb.ca<mailto:tania.martins@gov.mb.ca> Mona Sirbescu – Central Michigan University, sirbe1mc@cmich.edu<mailto:sirbe1mc@cmich.edu> [Image] [CMU] Mona Sirbescu Professor of Geology Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Central Michigan University Phone: 989-774-4497