We would like to draw your attention to the session on “The Petrology of
Accessory Minerals: from the Ubiquitous to the Exotic” to be held at the
4th European Mineralogical Conference in Dublin, 18-23 August 2024. An
introduction to the conference is available here: https://emc-2024.org/.
The Petrology of Accessory Minerals: from the Ubiquitous to the Exotic
Conveners: Callum J. Hetherington, Ewa Słaby, Bartosz Budzyń
Accessory mineral petrology is a well-established field of Earth
Sciences contributing to the understanding of processes across diverse
geologic environments, and on scales from nanometer to the planetary.
With perpetual improvements in analytical methods, increased
understanding of trace element behavior between rock-forming and
accessory minerals, knowledge of isotope systems, and novel approaches
in experimental petrology, researchers are continually expanding the
range of minerals that we leverage to understand rock-forming processes.
This session seeks contributions from practitioners of accessory-mineral
science to understanding geologic processes and welcomes those making
contributions to improving our understanding of minerals ranging from
the better known and ubiquitous minerals (e.g. zircon, monazite,
apatite), to the more exotic, less common phases that have more limited
occurrence, and perhaps unique attributes (e.g. small windows of
stability) or compositions (e.g. Nb-Ta-phases, REE-fluorides and
Accessory minerals continue to have far-reaching applications for
understanding igneous, metamorphic and hydrothermal systems, as well as
contributing to understanding tectonics and sedimentary systems
(provenance as well as rates and tempos), and ore-forming processes, and
we encourage submissions that contribute to broadening the understanding
of crustal processes.
Callum, Ewa and Bartek