The 33rd Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposits Studies Group (MDSG) of the Geological Society will be held from the 5th to 7th of January 2010 at the University of Glasgow. The MDSG is a group within the Geological Society of London. It focuses on the study and promotion of research on mineral deposits and mineralisation processes. The 2010 meeting is sponsored by the Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA). Although the full scientific programm will only be available after the abstract deadline three known geologist will be presenting as keynote speakers. These will be Prof. Jake Lowenstern talking about Magma intrusion, degassing, and hydrothermal setting of the Yellowstone Caldera, Prof. Dick Tosdale presenting Tectonic transitions in the porphyry-epithermal environment and Prof. Gaston Giuliani updating about Academic and economic geology of precious colored gemstones : an update. The size of this meeting is rather small in nature. The 2008 meeting has seen around 100 delegates from various countries, mining companies, students and academics.
Considering my absence from the last two conferences including symposia on mineral deposits I feel very tempted to drop-by in Glasgow for a couple of day this winter - time and especially money permitting.
Are any of you Geobloggers situated close to Glasgow? Any additional reason to go would be great.