Venue: Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Travel report by Jessica Bogossian
I am grateful to the Geoconferences (WA) Inc. for the financial support given by the JH Lord Travel Grant, which allowed me to attend the 2016 “Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits” Gordon
Conference in Les Diablerets (Switzerland) from the 19th to the 24th of June of 2016. This international meeting covered a wide range of relevant themes related to mineral deposits, including Efficiency of ore forming processes; Surface processes and ore deposits; Magmatic and sedimentary ore forming environments; Belt to district scale fertility indicators; Geometallurgy; Biological formation of ore deposits and Future assets for industry and society.
My project constrains the regional evolution of the crust surrounding the Faina greenstone belt and the metallogenesis of two gold deposits related to this belt, located in central Brazil. The use of isotopic ratios and signatures from igneous rocks in the proximity of the belt can help to better understand the history of the area through time, the associated magmatism and possible correlations with gold mineralization.
The title of my poster was ‘Hydrothermal alteration mineralogy and zonation of the Cascavel and Sertão deposits, Faina greenstone belt, Goiás, Brazil’, in the ‘Magmatic-Related Ore Forming Systems’ session. The poster presentation allowed my work to be displayed, discussed and criticized by scientists and professionals in a very positive way as I could share my ideas, gather feedback and knowledge of other areas that have similarities with my research project.
It was the first time the research was presented at an international conference and this experience was very enriching for its future development. Once again, I would like to thank
Geoconferences (WA) for the generous support through the JH Lord Travel Grant that made possible the excellent opportunity of attending at the Gordon Conference.