Leapfrog Course

The SGA-SEG Barcelona Student Chapter is organising a free course of Leapfrog (a dynamic geological modelling program) that will be given by Clare Baxter in 18, 19, and 20 of December 2017 (http://www.leapfrog3d.com/products & http://www.leapfrog3d.com/academic/teaching).

We have acquired free licences of Leapfrog Geo from AranzGeo-Seequent (https://www.aranzgeo.com). They have given us these licences in order to use it in a scientific and education purposes. Our goal is that these licences will we available to all Earth Sciences Faculty (UB). This software has many appliances in geology such as Geological 3D Models, Hydrocarbon exploration...

This is the link to the form that will be open until 4 of December 2017:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19HBnAF0ONkMXGYTJm6lwXZ3wLtxqCLoxtpC78-CA_dM/edit

WORKSHOP 2017:“PGE (PLATINUM GROUP ELEMENTS) / PGM (PLATINUM GROUP MINERALS) IN THE OCEANIC PALEOLITHOSPHERE”

This is the program for the workshop which will take place next week in Barcelona (30 November and 2 December 2017).

The Introductory course will take place in room 12 of Faculty of earth sciences (UB) at Martí Franquès Street, Barcelona (Line 3 (green), Palau Reial Stop).

The conferences will take place inMuseu Blau - Museu de Ciències Naturals", Leonardo Da Vinci square, 4-5, Barcelona (Line 4, (Yellow), Maresme-Forum stop).

The inscription form is still open in this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BnBNHKCRZlG4h7yKhL6TU7T49mZdcWU6EisorKFMiN8/viewform?edit_requested=true

There is no inscription fee, but attendants should assume travel and accommodation expenses. However, all participants should fill the inscription form. Places in the introductory course and the field trip are very limited and will be filled in chronological order of application.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!        

Sandra Amores Casals will defend her thesis “Metallogenetic evolution of carbonitic complexes in a hypabissal and plutonic context: Bonga and Monte Verde (Angola)” next Friday 15th of December at 11h in the Aula Magna, in the Faculty of Earth Sciences (UB

 

We would like to announce that Sandra Amores Casals, one of our first members in the Student Chapter, has finished her doctoral thesis after some years of hard work! 

She will defend her thesis “Metallogenetic evolution of carbonitic complexes in a hypabissal and plutonic context: Bonga and Monte Verde (Angola)” (original title: “Evolución metalogenética de complejos carbonatíticos en context hipoabisal y plutónico: Bonga y Monte Verde”) next Friday 15th of December at 11h in the Aula Magna, in the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the University of Barcelona. Her thesis was supervised by one of our advisors, Dr Joan Carles Melgarejo.

 

Workshop 2017: “PGE (Platinum Group Elements) / PGM (Platinum Group Minerals) in the oceanic paleolithosphere” confirmed

The SGA-SEG Barcelona Student Chapter is organising the 6th Annual Workshop, entitled “PGE / PGM in the oceanic paleolithosphere”.

The workshop will take place in Barcelona the 30th of November and 2nd of December 2017. The first day includes an introductory course at the Faculty of Earth Science (University of Barcelona), mainly aimed to undergraduate students, to learn the basics of PGE (Platinum Group Elements)/PGM (Platinum Group Minerals). During the second day, international experts on the topic will give the following talks:

  • The role of arsenic in collecting and concentrating PGE”, given by Fernando Gervilla (University of Granada, Spain)
  • Using LA-ICP-MS for in situ determination of PGE and other related elements in magmatic sulphide minerals: implications for metallogenesis and exploration”, given by Rubén Piña (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Petrogenesis of PGM in mantle-hosted chromitite deposits”, given by José María González Jiménez (University of Granada, Spain)
  • "PGE from Bushveld Complex (South Africa) - From pristine to weathered ores" given by Malte Junge (University of Freiburg)
  • PGE mobilization and PGM neoformation in the supergene environment”, given by Thomas Aiglsperger(University of Luleå, Sweden)
  • How to make a PGM?”, given by Anna Vymazalová (Czech Geological Survey)

The workshop will be completed with a fieldtrip to BouAzzer (Morocco) from 5th to 10th of December. The fieldtrip will be coordinated with members of the Morocco SGA Student Chapter. The participants will be able to visit the BouAzzer Mine, a full ophiolitic sequence and the chromitites from AïtAhmane.

The workshop and the fieldtrip are sponsored by the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).

There is no inscription fee, but attendants should assume travel and accommodation expenses. However, all participants should fill the inscription form. Places in the introductory course and the field trip are very limited and will be filled in chronological order of application.  This is the link to the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BnBNHKCRZlG4h7yKhL6TU7T49mZdcWU6EisorKFMiN8/viewform?edit_requested=true

We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!           

 

FROM AUSTRIA TO BARCELONA AND NOW, TO SWEDEN!

The Barcelona SGA-SEG Student Chapter proundly announces that Dr Thomas Aiglsperger, one of the founders and first president of our association, has obtained a position as associate senior lecturer in the University of Luleå, Sweden. The past and current members want to congratulate him and send him our best wishes in this new adventure.

Workshop 2017: “PGE (Platinum Group Elements) / PGM (Platinum Group Minerals) in the oceanic paleolithosphere”

The SGA-SEG Barcelona Student Chapter is organising the 6th Annual Workshop, entitled “PGE / PGM  in the oceanic paleolithosphere”.

The workshop will take place in Barcelona the 30th of November and 2nd of December 2017. The first day includes an introductory course, mainly aimed to undergraduate students, to learn the basics of PGE (Platinum Group Elements)/PGM (Platinum Group Minerals). During the second day, international experts on the topic will give the following talks:

-        “The role of arsenic in collecting and concentrating PGE”, given by Fernando Gervilla (University of Granada, Spain)

-        “Using LA-ICP-MS for in situ determination of PGE and other related elements in magmatic sulphide minerals: implications for metallogenesis and exploration”, given by Rubén Piña (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

-        “Petrogenesis of PGM in mantle-hosted chromitite deposits”, given by José María González Jiménez (University of Granada, Spain)

-        “PGE mobilization and PGM neoformation in the supergene environment”, given by Thomas Aiglsperger(University of Luleå, Sweden)

-        “How to make a PGM?”, given by Anna Vymazalová (Czech Geological Survey)

The workshop will be completed with a fieldtrip to Bou Azzer (Morocco) from 5th to 10th of December. The fieldtrip will be coordinated with members of the Marrakech SGA Student Chapter. The participants will be able to visit the Bou Azzer Mine, a full ophiolitic sequence and the chromitites from Aït Ahmane.

The workshop and the fieldtrip are sponsored by the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).

There is no inscription fee, but attendants should assume travel and accommodation expenses. However, all participants should fill the inscription form. Places in the introductory course and the field trip are very limited and will be filled in chronological order of application. The link to the form is shown below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BnBNHKCRZlG4h7yKhL6TU7T49mZdcWU6EisorKFMiN8/edit

We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

*More information will be provided in the following days!

Una passejada per Baldomar: les bauxites de ponent

Volem fer difusió de l’esdeveniment: “Una passejada per Baldomar: les bauxites de ponent”.

Es tracta d’una jornada sobre geologia a Baldomar (Lleida) orientada a la mineria de bauxites on es pretén fer difusió del projecte d’un nou geoparc a Catalunya. L’ENTRADA ÉS GRATUÏTA. La jornada tindrà lloc el proper 14 d'octubre, amb la següent programació:

14/10/2017 – Dissabte - 14h00
Dinar popular (Amanida, sardina i llonganissa a la brasa, postres amb porro de vi dolç i cafè) Organitza l’Ajuntament: preu entre 10 i 11 €.
Lloc de trobada: Plaça sota el Museu a les 14h00

14/10/2017 – Dissabte – 17h00
Visita Cultural per Baldomar: Museu Arqueològic i Paleontològic. ’Església de l’Assumpció
Lloc de trobada: Davant del Museu Arqueològic i Paleontològic a les 17h00

14/10/2017 – Dissabte – 19h00
Visita al Museu Museu Arqueològic i Paleontològic: “La Bauxita a les comarques de Ponent”.
Conferència sobre: "La geologia del Pirineu Meridional: El Parc Geològic i miner de la Noguera"
A càrrec de: Dr. Josep Ma Mata-Perelló (Magister Honoris Causa per la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Lloc de trobada: Casal Cultural de Baldomar a les 19h00
 

20/09/2017 THE CLUSTERS OF ACCESSORY MINERALS IN GRENVILLE MARBLE CRYSTALLIZED FROM GLOBULES OF MELT

Next Wednesday September 20th professor Robert F. Martin from McGill University (Canada) will be giving the talk entitled: "The clusters of accessory minerals in Grenville marble crystallized from globules of melt".

 

14th SGA Biennial Meeting in Quebec City (Canada)

From August 20 to 23th two members of our Student Chapter, Núria Pujol Solà (president) and Júlia Farré de Pablo, attended the 14th SGA Biennial Meeting in Quebec City.

They had the opportunity to present their work related to Platinum Group Minerals in ophiolitic chromitites:

foto de Bcn SGA SEG Student Chapter.foto de Bcn SGA SEG Student Chapter.

 And also they represented the Barcelona Student Chapter during the SGA General Assembly and had contact with the other student chapters from around the world.

foto de Bcn SGA SEG Student Chapter.foto de Mateo Espinel.

Last but not least, we proudly announce that Júlia Farré de Pablo received the award for the best poster presentation!

foto de SGA Network.

We also want to thank the SGA Educational Fund for the scholarships received to attend this meeting.

4-7th July 2017: Spanish Society of Mineralogy XXXVI Scientific Meeting

Last July, some of our members (Júlia Farré, Thomas Aiglsperger, Diego Domínguez), former members (Cristina Villanova) and our advisor Joaquín Proenza took part in the last meeting of the Spanish Society of Mineralogy, held in Oviedo (Asturias).

All of them presented different topics related to ore deposits, like Platinum Group Minerals or Rare Earth Elements minerals, in short presentations of 10-15 minutes.

We are very proud to announce that one of our members, Júlia Farré, received a prize for her presentation entitled “The exotic composition of chromitites from the Loma Caribe ophiolite, Dominican Republic”.

20/07/2017 Fieldtrip through Catalonia

During the first week of September we have organized a feldtrip in Catalonia in collaboration with the Siberia and Prague SGA Student Chapters, make sure to make the necessary applications.