Annual meeting: SGGMP Specialist Group in Geochemistry Mineralogy and Petrology

Date: 29-Sep-2017

Lakeside Community Centre, Benalla Showgrounds, Benalla, Victoria 
29 to 30 September 2017 



Two days organised by the Specialist Group of the Geological Society of Australia related to the geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology of igneous rocks, and not limited to granites.


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jeremy Richards, University of Alberta
Tectonomagmatic controls on porphyry and epithermal deposits

Prof. Hugh O'Neil, ANU
Shapes of chondrite-normalized Rare Earth Element patterns and their petrogenetic significance

Prof. Gretchen Benedix, Curtin University
Can Granite exist on planets other than Earth in the Solar System?


Simon Turner, Tracy Rushmer, Ian Graham (and assisted by

Student Bursaries

Several student bursaries will be available courtesy of our sponsors. These will be to waive the registration fee and will be awarded on merit. To register your interest, please send an email with SGGMP Student Bursaries as the subject, and give your full name, affiliation, supervisor, project title and proposed presentation title in the body of the email.

Talks from keynote and other speakers will be for 20 minutes (including 5 minutes for questions and discussion). There will also be evening poster sessions.


Call for Papers and posters

If you wish to submit a paper and/or poster, please send the name of the senior author and a working title. There is no limit to the number of poster papers a person may submit. Submission of formal abstracts (up to four pages) will be by Friday, 30th June 2017. Please submit your abstract in Microsoft Word to

Ensure that your abstract correctly and fairly references the work of others. Please submit figures as JPEG separately (not embedded in Word). Tables should be of realistic size, upright and in Word. All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee and edited as necessary. The Abstract volume will be available as a digital file on the AIG website in advance of the event. All abstracts should have references and at least one illustration (commonly a map). For past examples of abstract format see (The editors allow a flexibility in style so long as content is relevant.)

Instructions to Speakers

All talks and oral presentations will be accompanied with a computer projector running PowerPoint. There will be no other projection facilities. Your talk should fairly acknowledge the work of others and supporting organisations. At the same time we discourage the excessive use of partner naming and colleague referencing is relevant.


Sponsorship is $1,500.00 + GST and sponsors are given a choice of sponsor events on a first come first served basis on receipt of monies. Sponsorship provides the company or organisation with its logo prominent on advertising, promotional materials, the symposium (digital) volume and during the sponsored event. Sponsorship provides for the entry of one person to the symposium. Sponsors wishing to send more than one person should take up additional personal registrations.

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Sponsor Organisation: AIG, SGA and SGGMP   Refund Policy: Full refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee - whichever is larger - will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending, presenting, poster, sponsorship or exhibiting:



Meeting VENUE
The Lakeside Community Centre Benalla is a popular place for corporate functions, weddings and sporting events. It can hold up to 300 guests and is located within the Benalla Showgrounds, just across the Benalla Art Gallery. Car access is via the showgrounds entrance off Arundel Street.


The Benalla rural city council area covers close to 2400 square kilometers and is located 180 kilometers north-east of Melbourne. It's population is approximately 13,000 and its industry is mainly manufacturing, retail, health and agriculture. If you need any assistance, you may contact the city's customer service centre here.

Benalla is 200km from Melbourne up the Hume Freeway, 680 km from Sydney, 3-4 hours from Canberra, virtually all on  freeways.
Train is a sensible option, Benalla is on the Melbourne – Sydney line and all trains stop in Benalla.


Delegates will need to organise their own accommodation arrangements. Below is an incomplete list of motels, hotel cabins and camp sites
Comfort Inn Benalla
Benalla Rural City has everything to offer the visitor, including the arts and cultural experiences, action packed sports and thrills, and adventures in the natural environment. To know more, visit

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