The 48th Annual Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 2-4, with field trips before and after the main meeting.
The call for papers was issued last week with a deadline for submission of March 23. Registration is now open for the meeting, to be held at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort.
Talks and poster presentations are invited on the following topics:
- important and potential industrial rocks and minerals
- the geology of commodities such as lithium, rare earths, mineral sands, magnesite, clays, fertilizer minerals, zeolites, manganese, silica, and gemstones
- aspects of the usage of construction materials and building stones
- exploration case histories and techniques, greenfield operations, reclamation examples and techniques
- outreach and education programs, societal and legislative challenges to mineral production
- reports on state, regional, and national developments
AZGS is organizing and hosting the meeting, with co-hosts Arizona Geological Society, Arizona Rock Products Association, Arizona Mining Association, and AIPG-Arizona Section.
There is still room for exhibitors.
A 2-day pre-meeting field trip across the Mogollon Rim and Colorado Plateau will visit a variety of industrial mineral sites as well as the classic geologic and mining locales. A 1-day post-meeting trip will head east through the Globe-Superior region.
The Forum was last held in Arizona in 1987.