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GSA 2016 - Live Report day 1

Last Updated: 26th Sep 2016

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.



I'm back in Denver for the Geological Society of America's major annual conference. I'll be reporting on the mineralogically-related presentations here. Right now I'm waiting for the first presentation on Precambrian Evolution and Mineral resources of the Mid-continent rift. And waiting here with me is mindat.org regular Paul Brandes.

The event guide. This place is big.

I'll show some of the sessions on today and drop into a few.

Alkaline rocks

Presentation on new geochronologica constraints on the formation and hydrothermal enrichment of the Bokan mountain peralkaline complex

Dikes crossing the aegirie granite boundary

Dotson zone dike appearance

Replacements of what was probably an amphibole

Hydrothermal zircon used gorvgeochronolgy - which apparently causes big problems

Geochronology sample locations.

Summary

Next presentation

Good attendance here

Peralkaline HFSE deposits

Geology of the conpkex

Presentation about the REE mineralisation near Jamestown Colorado

Granite and aplite

Imiscibility textures

Conclusions. Note thanks to Phil Persson, mindat regular

Next presentation

Similar gold deposits

Paragenesis of these deposits

Associated with a wide variety of igneous rock types

Fluorite from Jamestown district

Rare earth production.

Rare earth distribution

Telluride minerals

Ranges in concentration of Te

There are up to 7000 people expected here.

Lots of people doing last minute work on their presentations

Big bear

Want to learn more about mud?

Indium

Rhenium

Rare earths in sedimentary phosphate deposits

Heavy rare earth exploration potential

Conclusions

Planetary geology sessions

Mercury time scale

Thrust fault on mercury

Relationship between craters of different ages

This afternoon "Friends of Hoth"

Award recipients

Medal recipients

friends of hoth

Good turnout

Pluto

The surface

Glacial flows on Pluto

Summary

Exhibitor hall

Mineralogical Society of America

Poster sessions are active we will look at some

Nirgal Vallis on Mars

Occator Crater on Ceres

Testing possible remote sensing equipment for the Mars 2030 mission.

Myfossil.org, a possible mindat for fossils?

Interesting handheld analyser.

Geological map from mercury

Types of Eocene gold deposits

Martian sandstone compositions

closeup

Conclusions

Liquefaction IPA now available.

Longest queue of the day of course

The pale ale

Real Workd Globes are selling geological globes of the world and other planets!

Estwings

For the lady geologist in your life (or anyone else who likes pink) - from Estwing.





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Comments

Great pictures and information so far!

Aaron Cross
25th Sep 2016 9:19pm
Great seeing you today, Jolyon.
You'll have to catch Nat tomorrow to see the shirt she will have on.......


Paul Brandes
26th Sep 2016 3:28am

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