The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland is an international society for all those working in the mineral sciences.
A subset of the Society's current Council at its March 2014 meeting: (back row left to right) David Alderton, John Adams, Martin Lee, Russell Rajendra, Caroline Peacock, Geoff Bromiley, (front row left to right), Frances Wall, Mike Widdowson, Brian O'Driscoll, Martin Hughes and Claire Corkhill.
New Society Award, in honour of Prof. R.A. Howie: The Mineralogical Society Best Paper Award
An award will be made annually to “the lead author of the ‘best paper’ published (in English) in a mineralogical journal (sensu lato) within three years of award of his/her PhD thesis”. The nomination process is outlined here.
Journal forthcoming special issues
The Cambridge Diagenesis Conferences (1981-1998) were set up to act as a conduit for the interchange of clay-mineral expertise between universities and research institutes on one hand, and the hydrocarbon industry on the other. The conference series began its second phase of life with the 7th meeting in Cambridge in September 2011. ‘Clay and carbonate facies and their diagenetic pathways in reservoir rocks’ and was particularly challenging and is a topic that has been very largely avoided because of its complexity. A resulting special issue of Clay Minerals contains papers related to this special topic but also to others of no less importance in understanding the distribution of clay minerals in sediments and rocks and the effects they may have in modifying porosity and permeability. Watch for this Open Access issue of the journal in late April 2014.
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The Mineralogical Society has launched its new OA policy, as agreed by Council on 7th March 2013. Read more here.
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