MDSG 2019 – Camborne School of Mines, 2-4 January 2019

MSDG (Mineral Deposits Study Group)Visit us at MDSG 2019 (Mineral Deposits Study Group conference) on 2-4 January 2019 at Camborne School of Mines, at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

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Instruments for geology & minerals

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MDSG 2019

The Mineral Deposits Study Group conference is held in association with the Applied Mineralogy Group of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

The event covers a broad range of topics within the themes of:

  • Ore deposit geology
  • Mineral exploration
  • Analytical techniques related to mineralisation


The full programme with speakers and presentation titles is available here as a pdf.

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

  • Icebreaker – 6pm onwards, Exeter University Penryn campus

Thursday 3rd January 2019

  • Conference
  • Evening conference dinner, The Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth

Friday 4th January 2019

  • Conference
  • Poster session
  • MDSG AGM – Lunchtime

Saturday 5th January 2019

  • Full day field excursion to Poldark Mine and the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project. Free to attend – register here


Register online on the MDSG 2019 website.

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The event will be at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus in Cornwall. Parking is available on campus.

Directions and details of accommodation are available on the MDSG 2019 website.

Blue Scientific at MDSG 2019

Visit our stand to find out about our instruments for geology:

Measuring pore network thickness

Mineral Analysis with AMICS


  • Non-destructive 3D X-ray imaging
  • Virtual flights and slices through your sample
  • Analyse 3D mineral distribution, porosity, dynamic processes and more

Micro-CT in geology & geoscience


  • Element mapping and analysis
  • Study spatial mineral distibution, structure and composition
  • Faster and more cost-effective than SEM-EDS
  • Detect light elements down to carbon

Micro-XRF in geology

Gold deposit - ore geology

Rock can be segmented into mineral fractions with micro-CT (especially useful for studying ores). This gold deposit was scanned in 29 mins with the Bruker SkyScan 1275 (9 µm pixel size).

Micro-XRF in Geology

Light element detection enables clear differentiation between materials such as fluorite and calcite, which were previously indistinguishable with micro-XRF. More info…


Register for MDSG 2019

Articles about geology

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