3rd Scientific Students' School Announcement

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                                                  ANNOUNCEMENT FOR



                                              ORE-FORMING PROCESSES

                                              INSTITUTE OF MINERALOGY, 


                           456301 MIASS, CHELYABINSK DISTRICT, RUSSIA.

                                                 29th APRIL - 5th MAY 1997

                         DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 15th JANUARY 1997

                                                          REPLY TO:  

     imin at ural.telecom.chel.su or liza at imin.urc.ac.ru or zaykov at imin.urc.ac.ru

Apologies to those of you who have also received this announcement via BRIDGE.

The purpose of the School is to form creative contacts between students from
higher educational establishments in Russia and other countries in the field
of metallogenic analysis of paleo-oceanic structures.


1.  Lectures on processes and conditions of ore-formation in the ancient and
modern oceans:

a)  History of investigations of hydrothermal mineralization in oceanic and
paleo-oceanic structures (Prof. A.A. Malahoff, Doctor of geol.-min.sci. V.V.

b)  Magmatism and ore-forming processes (Academician RAN V.A. Koroteev,
Academician RAEN Y.K. Markhinin, Doctor of geol.-min.sci. V.N. Anfilogov);

c)  Sedimentogenesis and ore-forming processes: the contribution of endogene
ore-material in processes of ocean sedimentation; processes forming economic
and scattered concentrations of metals in modern and ancient hydrothermal
fields (RAN and RAEN Academician A.P. Lisitsyn);

d)  Results of research into hydrothermal and ore-forming processes in the
volcanic zones of the Pacific ocean and flanking continents by American and
international expeditions (Prof. Alexander Malahoff);

e)  Physico-chemical conditions and mechanisms of hydrothermal-sedimentary
ore-formation in the oceanic and continental Phanerozoic rifts (Prof. N.S.

f)  The relation between hydrothermal, hypergene and biogenic processes on
sulfide-bearing paleo-hydrothermal fields; conditions for the concentration
of noble and rare metals in the massive sulfide ores and in their oxidation
products(Candidate of geol.-min. sci. V.V. Maslennikov, Doctor of geol.-min.
sci. V.V. Zaykov);

g)  Evidence from the first discoverers about forecasting and discovery of
ore deposits in the Urals' paleo-oceanic structures (P.I. Pirozhok, G.V.

2.  Presentation of the students' work on urgent problems relating to the
geology and mineralogy of economic minerals and the conditions for their
formation in paleo-oceanic structures and marine basins.

3.  Information on the present state of research, geological prospecting and
exploitation in the mining areas of the Urals and Siberia; data about
investment projects for exploitation of deposits, and about the system
supporting scientific research from Russian and international funds; the
system of training for students and postgraduate students in foreign
universities (representatives of scientific-research organizations, higher
educational institutes, territorial geology committees, mining enterprises).

4.  Demonstration of rock collections of metalliferous deposits from
marginal structures of paleo-oceans in the Urals and Siberia and collections
of sulfide and manganese ores from modern oceanic rifts.

5.  Information about a computer database of structures, mineralogy,
petrochemistry and geochemistry of hydrothermal sediments in the modern and
ancient oceans; use of the INTERNET in relation to this database; collection
and processing of geological-mineralogical data.

6.  Acquaintance with apparatus and methods of work in the laboratories of
the Institute of Mineralogy; of complex investigation methods (electron
microscopy, roentgeno-fluorescent and atomic-absorption analyses);
experimental mineralogy (microprobe analysis, nuclear gamma-resonance
spectroscopy, raman-spectroscopy).

7.  Trips to massive sulfide, gold and manganese deposits in the
Magnitogorsk paleo-island-arc system (Uchaly, Molod'ezhnoe, Talgan,
Urazovskoe, Murtykty) and jasper deposits.

Students from the Higher Educational Establishments of Voronezh,
Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Makhach-Kala, Moscow, Novosibirsk,
Novocherkassk, Petrozavodsk, Rostov, St. Petersburg, Saratov, Syktyvkar,
Tomsk, Tyumen and  Ufa will be invited to participate in the School. There
is a provisional arrangement for participation in the School of students
from educational establishments in: the Ukraine (Kharkov and Donetsk
Universities), Uzbekistan (Tashkent University), China (Chinese Academy of
Geological Sciences), Japan (Hiroshima University), the United Kingdom
(University of Wales), France (Centre for Marine Research - Brest), USA
(University of Honolulu).

The School's participants will be selected on the basis of submitted
'theses' on topical problems of metallogeny, geology of useful minerals and
mineralogy.  We set ourselves the task of recruiting for the School
outstanding future experts - people with initiative, a wide range of
interests, and a history of creative work and scientific contacts.

There is a preliminary agreement with leading Russian experts in the area of
metallogeny of the modern and ancient oceans, who will be invited to make
oral presentations.  In addition, Professor Alexander Malahoff from the
University of Honolulu has agreed to acquaint the School's participants with
the results of studies by American expeditions of the processes of
hydrothermal ore-formation in rifts and at the continental margins of the

The materials of School-97, including the experts' reports and students'
theses will be published.


The School's participants will be selected on the basis of documents sent in
good time (by January 15, 1997) and comprising:

1) the registration form with brief data about the applicant: age, place of
study, address;  and

2) a thesis or essay, 2-3 pages in length (using 1.5 line spacing) on a
topical problem of metallogeny, geology of economic minerals, mineralogy.
An abstract should be included and the thesis should be accompanied by
necessary drawings and references (including references to industrial reports).

Theses should record the actual material on which the research has been
based (practical field work, course-work, review of published papers; who's
samples have been used in the research). The School's papers will be
published before the beginning of the School.

The conference halls of the Ilmen Nature Reserve and Ilmen tourist lodge.
The halls are equipped with projectors for slides and films.

The reports of experts - 30 minutes, the reports of students - 10-15 minutes.
Time for questions and discussion of reports - 5-10 minutes.
Breaks every 1.5 - 2 hours.

At Ilmen tourist lodge, on the banks of the beautiful Ilmen lake.

In cases of support for the School project, the Organising Committee intends
to pay to Russian participants the travel (railway ticket with reserved
seat) and accommodation in Miass.  Financial support for students from other
countries is possible at the expense of foreign funds and sponsors.

Approximate cost of living in Miass is $50 per diem.

The documents must be sent to:
Dr. Elizaveta Zaykova
Institute of Mineralogy
456301 Miass
Chelyabinsk district
Fax: +7 (35135) 50286;
e-mail: imin at ural.telecom.chel.su
liza at imin.urc.ac.ru
zaykov at imin.urc.ac.ru

Deadline for abstracts and applicants details: January 15, 1997
Distribution of the second circular with preliminary program: March 10, 1997
Registration:   April 27-28, 1997

For anyone interested, we can send by e-mail information about School-95 and

Professor Victor Zaykov
Chairman of Scientific Students School
Doctor of geology-mineralogy sciences
Honoured Scientist of Russia

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