Dienstag, 2. März 2010

ALKALINE ROCKS: PETROLOGY, MINERALOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY Conference dedicated to the memory of J. A. Morozewicz Kyiv, Ukraine, 19-21 September, 2010

The conference is organized by the M. P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine and the Mineralogical Society of Poland
Main topics are:
  • Alkaline magmatism in Azov region and role of J. A. Morozewicz in its investigation,
  • Mineralogy and geochemistry of alkaline rocks,
  • Petrology of alkaline magmatic associations,
  • Ore deposits related to alkaline magmatism.
The prevailing theme of the conference will be integrated application of modern geochemical and mineralogical methods for investigation of alkaline rocks that stimulates development of our ideas about the genesis of alkaline rocks, their differentiation and crystallization, concentration of ore minerals in alkaline massifs, and the role of fluids in these processes. Modeling of processes of formation of alkaline melts and experimental investigations allow verification and extension of modern concepts about the origin of alkaline rocks. Special attention will be paid to new data on geochemistry, mineralogy and petrography of alkaline complexes of the Azov region and to investigations of specific ores related to these rocks.
The Conference is dedicated to the memory of famous Polish geologist, petrographer and mineralogist, Joseph August Morozewicz (1865-1941) who made important contributions into investigation of alkaline rocks. During the period of 1898-1908, Morozewicz carried investigation of the Azov region. He discovered and then described in several papers, published in German, Polish and Russian, alkaline rocks of the Mariupol area, in particular mariupolites, the specific rocks of albite-nepheline composition. He found new mineral components of alkaline rocks - taramite and bekkelite, and first determined specific composition of nepheline, known today as "Morozewicz nepheline".
Conference will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 19 to 21 September, 2010; post-conference field trip to the Mariupol Massive, Priazovje, from 22 to 24 September 2010.
Contact persons - Vladimir Khomenko (vladkhom@hotmail.com) and Marek Michalik (marek.michalik@uj.edu.pl)
 more on http://www.ptmin.pl/alkalinerocks/
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