8th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites
The technical meeting, for which you are invited to register (registration opens 1st December 2016), will be held in Kristiansand, south Norway, from June 13 to June 15, 2017. The meeting begins June 13 with registration in the afternoon and an ice breaker party in the evening. This will be followed by two days of technical sessions.
There will be a pre-conference field trip to Tysfjord and Hamarøy in north Norway from June 9 to June 13, 2017 (separate registration is required), and a post-conference field trip to Setesdal and Langesundfjord from June 16 to June 19, 2017 (separate registration is required).
Registration for the conference and excursions starts December 1 2016.
Kristiansand is a beautiful coastal city in south Norway located on the Skagerrak. Geologically Kristiansand lies in the center of the Sveconorwegian pegmatite districts Mandal, Setesdal and Bamble. Between c. 1880 and 1960s the Kristiansand harbor exported feldspar mined from c. 500 pegmatites in a 50-km radius to porcelain factories in Denmark and Germany.