Sponsored by IAGOD: 13th International Nickel-Copper-PGE Symposium

Registrations open for 13th International Nickel-Copper-PGE Symposium 
5-9 September 2016, Perth-Fremantle, Western Australia


The next in the series of international Ni-Cu-PGE conferences comes to Perth, the centre of the Australian metal mining industry and dynamic epicentre of Earth Science research.

Conference themes:


  • Geodynamics and architecture of magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE systems
  • Geophysical and geochemical imaging of ore forming processes
  • Physical processes of intrusion emplacement, magma flow, sulfide liquid transport, deposition, migration and deformation
  • New discoveries and exploration technologies
  • Non-conventional polymetallic Ni +/- Cu, PGE ores including sedimentary-hydrothermal settings

The meeting will include tours to local laboratories including the world-class analytical and ore characterisation facilities that comprise the Advanced Characterisation Facility at CSIROUWA and Curtin University.


Key dates and locations:


  • Symposium – Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
  • Opening reception at the Fremantle Maritime Museum
  • Pre-conference workshops –  Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th September, CSIRO Kensington (Perth)
  • Pre-conference field trip –  31st August to 5th September. Layered intrusions and granite-greenstone terranes of the Murchison region including the Windimurra Layered Intrusive Complex.
  • Post-conference field trip  – 10th-17th September. Komatiites and nickel deposits of the Yilgarn Craton, the Nova deposit in the newly discovered Fraser range province (to be confirmed)
  • Abstract submission deadline March 31st 2016.
  • Early registration deadline 30th of April 2016.



The workshop program is under construction, and will include:

  • New advances in geophysical, geochemical and geological exploration techniques for Ni-Cu-PGE deposits
  • Physics of magmatic processes, intrusion emplacement mechanisms and applications to genetic understanding

Second circular with registration costs coming soon.

Social events and local attractions


The conference is located in the heart of Fremantle, a few minutes walk from the railway station, fishing boat harbour, historic convict-era sites and a popular restaurant and cafe district.

The social program will include:

  • A welcoming party featuring a traditional indigenous Welcome to Country ceremony
  • A night of multicultural Australian music and art

Symposium website: http://nicupgesymposium.com/

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