Orogenic Lherzolites and Mantle Processes Workshop

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THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
OROGENIC LHERZOLITES AND MANTLE PROCESSES

Pavia, Italy, September 12-15, 1999

First Circular, December 1997

The University of Pavia will host the Third International Workshop on
"Orogenic Lherzolites and Mantle Processes" from September 12 to 15,
1999. During the three-day workshop oral/poster presentations will
cover aspects of the origin, evolution and emplacement history of
continental and oceanic mantle rocks using petrological and
compositional data from orogenic and ophiolitic peridotites and
basalt-borne xenoliths. Discussion periods will be scheduled and
encouraged by the lack of parallel sessions. A series of research
papers that have been peer-reviewed, will be published in a "Special
Volume" of an international journal within one year of the meeting.
Previous workshop research papers were published as a Special Volume
of the Journal of Petrology in 1991 (First Workshop 1990 -
Montpellier) and Chemical Geology in 1996 (Second Workshop 1995 -
Granada).

Workshop venue

Oral/poster presentations will be held in the historic centre of
Pavia in a Mannerist building with Baroque interiors and gardens
which house modern conference facilities. Accomodation, at favourable
rates, will be reserved in the University Colleges which are within
walking distance of the conference centre. Hotel accommodation will
also be available in Pavia. Pavia lies on the left bank of the Ticino
- capital of  the Longobard kingdom and centre of the "Regnum
Italicum" government until the 11th century. Pavia was an important
and active municipality and was later conquered by the Visconti of
Milan. Pavia is an academic and artistic centre and within its
architectural heritage are reminders of the Visconti domination and
the Renaissance and Baroque epochs with wonderful churches, mediaeval
towers and a castle. The most famous attraction of Pavia is the
Certosa, founded in 1396 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti. It is one of the
best monuments in Italy and houses a museum with four centuries of
Lombardian and Italian art from the Gothic  to the Baroque period.
The University of Pavia is one of the oldest in Italy, founded in
1361 by Charles IV and confirmed in 1389 by Pope Boniface IX. The
original university building was erected by Ludovico il Moro, who
inaugurated it in 1485.

Pre- and  post-conference field excursions

A pre-conference field excursion (September 9-11) will be organised
to the Northern Apennines (Internal and External Ligurides) and
Ligurian Alps (Erro-Tobbio) peridotites, as well as a post-conference
field excursion (September 16-18) to the peridotites of the Western
Alps (Baldissero, Balmuccia and Finero Massifs). Accomodation for
participants to the pre-conference field excursion will be in Sestri
Levante, a charming fishing village along the Ligurian Sea, about 30
km from Genova and close to the world-renowned local tourist spots of
Portofino and Camogli and the so-called "Cinque Terre", i.e. the five
picturesque fishing villages built on the rocky Eastern Ligurian
coast. Accomodation for participants to the post-conference field
excursion will be in Varallo, the largest city in Val Sesia. Varallo
is built at the confluence of Sesia and Mastellone rivers and
straddles the contact between the upper unit of the Ivrea-Verbano
mafic complex and the metamorphites of the Kinzigitic Formation. The
city is midway between Monte Rosa and the Orta and Maggiore lakes.
The city is dominated by the Sacro Monte, a sanctuary constructed
between 1481 and 1700 and enriched by the masterpieces of several
artists. The possibility of extending the post-conference to the Val
Malenco (Valtelline Valley) peridotites is currently being explored
with the aim of looking at the Permian lower crust - upper mantle
transition (Paleomoho) and its magmatic and metamorphic evolution
(Field Leaders: O. Muntener, V. Trommsdorff). Accomodation will be in
Chiareggio, a charming small village (1600 metres above the sea level
in the Bernina mountains).

Organizing Committee:

R.Vannucci (Pavia, vannucci at crystal.unipv.it)
M. Mazzucchelli (Modena, mazzuc at unimo.it)
G.B. Piccardo (Genova, piccardo at hpg30.dister.unige.it)
E. Rampone (Milano, betta at r10.terra.unimi.it)
G. Rivalenti (Modena, riva at unimo.it)
M.A.Menzies (London, menzies at sun1.gl.rhbnc.ac.uk )
J.L. Bodinier (Montpellier, bodin at dstu.univ-montp2.fr).

Scientific Committee:

J.L. Bodinier (Montpellier, France, bodin at dstu.univ-montp2.fr)
F.A. Frey (Cambridge, USA, fafrey at mit.edu)
A.W. Hofmann (Mainz, Germany, hofmann at geobar.mpch-mainz.mpg.de)
P.B. Kelemen (Woods Hole,USA, peterk at cliff.whoi.edu)
M.A. Menzies (Egham, UK, menzies at sun1.gl.rhbnc.ac.uk)
N. Shimizu (Woods Hole,USA, nshimizu at whoi.edu)
E. Rampone (Milano, Italy)
G. Rivalenti (Modena, Italy, riva at unimo.it)
R. Vannucci (Pavia, Italy, vannucci at crystal.unipv.it).

Editorial Committee

J.L. Bodinier (Montpellier, France, bodin at dstu.univ-montp2.fr)
F.A. Frey (Cambridge, USA, fafrey at mit.edu)
A.W. Hofmann (Mainz, Germany, hofmann at geobar.mpch-mainz.mpg.de)
P.B. Kelemen (Woods Hole,USA, peterk at cliff.whoi.edu)
M.A. Menzies (Egham, UK, menzies at sun1.gl.rhbnc.ac.uk)
N. Shimizu (Woods Hole,USA, nshimizu at whoi.edu)
E. Rampone (Milano, Italy)
G. Rivalenti (Modena, Italy, riva at unimo.it)
R. Vannucci (Pavia, Italy, vannucci at crystal.unipv.it).

Field Leaders:

Ligurian Peridotites : E. Rampone (Milano), G.B. Piccardo (Genova),
M. Scambelluri (Genova), R. Tribuzio (Pavia).
Western Alps: M. Mazzucchelli (Modena), G. Rivalenti (Modena)

Secretary at Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Pavia:

Alberto Zanetti (zanetti at crystal.unipv.it); Riccardo Tribuzio
(tribuzio at crystal.unipv.it)

World Wide Web page: http://www_crystal.unipv.it
The Lherzolites Workshop WWW page will be updated on a regular basis
from February 1998. All information in this circular will be included
as will the conference themes, the program of field excursions, and
the lists of participants.

A second circular with details about the registration and submission
of abstracts will be forwarded in September 1998 to those scientists
declaring their interest in this workshop by returning their address as follows:

______________________________________________________
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Return to:

Alberto Zanetti (zanetti at crystal.unipv.it) or 
Riccardo Tribuzio (tribuzio at crystal.unipv.it)

Surname
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I intend to submit a paper
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Suggestions about topics to be emphasized during the Worksho


Interest in the partecipation of the field tours
                         PRE-CONFERENCE
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                         BOTH

Interest in extending the post-conference field tour to Val Malenc
peridotite:
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                        NO



___________________________________________________
Magnus L. Johnson, Department of Biology, University of Leicester,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,  U.K.

see : http://www.le.ac.uk/biology/research/blpgs.html#magnus

email : mlj2 at le.ac.UK
Tel   : 0116 252 3353/2

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