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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

President: Marian Holness (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: vacant

The Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology-Volcanology division includes disciplines that are fundamental to, but not restricted to studies of the solid earth. Important themes include the nature, composition, structure of the Earth’s mantle; the composition, origin and evolution of the oceanic and continental crust; the formation and crystallization of magmas; the chemical compositions of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; element transfer between the surface envelopes of the earth; volcanoes and volcanism. While most of these studies fall in the realm of fundamental research, studies of pollution in the surface or subsurface waters, the formation of ore deposits, and the environmental impact of volcanism are examples of more applied research.

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The GMPV division collaborates with the VGP division of the American Geophysical Union, and with professional societies like the European Association of Geochemistry and the European Mineralogical Union.

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Call for GMPV Science Officers and ECS Committee members

We are opening a call for GMPV Division Science Officers and the GMPV Early Career Scientist committee with a deadline of 28 February. Please apply for these roles by emailing the current GMPV President Mike Burton and the incoming GMPV President Marian Holness with a 2 page CV and a short message explaining which role you are applying for, and what your initial plan of action would be.

For Science Officers, your role is to lead one of the following eight research themes in the GMPV programme. This means identifying and contacting potential conveners and encouraging them to propose a session, focussing on the areas indicated in parentheses but not being limited to these. The objective is to ensure that the programme is comprehensive, covering the entire GMPV remit, and that conveners are fully informed about guidelines, best practice and deadlines. Once the abstract deadline is passed, you will help to coordinate any session merging within your theme. At the General Assembly (GA), there will be a meeting of the GMPV Science Officers and you will be invited to join the Division Medallist for dinner. This role provides excellent opportunities for networking, increasing your profile, enriching your CV and helping your community.

The GMPV Early Career Scientists (ECS) committee focusses on networking, social media and social events at the GA and beyond. There are specific roles highlighted below. Please apply for one of the roles by sending Mike Burton and Marian Holness a 2-page CV and short statement of what you would do in the role. You will be invited to a GMPV ECS Committee lunch at the GA. This role provides great networking opportunities and enriches your CV, as well as increasing your knowledge of the GMPV research disciplines and helping the ECS community.

Science Officers and ECS Committee members will be approved at the GMPV Division meeting on Wednesday 10 April lunchtime during the 2019 EGU General Assembly.

GMPV Science Officer Roles

  1. Geochemistry of the Earth and terrestrial bodies (isotopic and geochemical constraints on planetary formation and differentiation)
  2. The mantle-surface connection in Earth's evolution (element cycling; lithospheric processes; destructive and constructive plate boundaries; hotspots and LIPs; kimberlites) 
  3. Deep Earth processes (deep Earth dynamics and mineralogy; geomagnetism; the core/mantle boundary)
  4. Low temperature mineralogy and metamorphism and fluid-rock interactions (experimental studies; shallow crustal processes and ore deposits; environmental geochemistry and mineralogy)
  5. Crustal evolution (metamorphic petrology: field, numerical and experimental approaches; timescales of metamorphic and igneous processes)
  6. Igneous petrology (crustal magma transport and storage; field, numerical and experimental approaches)
  7. Volcanic monitoring, observations and recent eruptions (support of long running sessions and response to new eruptions)
  8. Volcanic field studies, impacts and risk mitigation (volcanic deposits; risk maps; societal impacts; ash and aviation)

GMPV ECS Committee Roles

  • ECS Committee Coordinator/ Chair (responsible for linking the ECS committee to the GMPV President and the EGU ECS Officer)
  • ECS committee member for Twitter (aiming for 2 tweets per week from the GMPV twitter account, and coordinating live tweeting during GA from all GMPV ECS)
  • ECS committee member for Facebook (aiming for 2 posts per week, and coordinating posts during GA from all GMPV ECS)
  • ECS committee member Blog Editor (aiming for one new blog per month)
  • ECS committee member GMPV Web page editor (aiming for fortnightly updates)
  • ECS committee member for social events (aiming for 1-2 events at GA and perhaps another during other meetings)

Recent awardees

Daniela Rubatto

Daniela Rubatto

  • 2019
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2019 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Daniela Rubatto in recognition of fundamental and far-reaching accomplishments in metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, geochronology and tectonics.


Evangelos Moulas

Evangelos Moulas

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Evangelos Moulas for his research on understanding and quantifying the dynamic coupling of rock mechanics, solid state diffusion and metamorphic reactions.


Andrew Putnis

Andrew Putnis

  • 2018
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2018 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Andrew Putnis for outstanding contributions to our understanding of mineral transformations and mineral-fluid interactions.


Alexandra Gutmann

Alexandra Gutmann

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Alexandra Gutmann Bromine Chemistry in volcanic plumes – Development of in-situ denuder sampling techniques for hydrogen bromine


Caron Vossen

Caron Vossen

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Caron Vossen Can we predict seismogenic failure of single-phase magmatic liquids?


Estelle Bonny

Estelle Bonny

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Estelle Bonny A new perspective on lava lake dynamics from thermal remote sensing


Lisa de Ruiter

Lisa de Ruiter

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Lisa de Ruiter Quartz dissolution and M-S-H cement precipitation in a high pH ultramafic system

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

#mineralmonday : emmonsite

#mineralmonday : emmonsite

#mineralmonday: your weekly* dose of obscure mineralogy, every Monday** [*not guaranteed; **or possibly Tuesday-Sunday] What is it? emmonsite, Fe2Te3O9.2H2O What’s it made of? Iron (Fe), tellurium (Te), oxygen (O) and water (H2O) I think I remember tellurium from chemistry class – remind me what it is? We can more or less divide the elements into the metals and the non-metals – tellurium is one that sits in between the two groups – it’s a ‘metalloid’. It’s recently become really important …


#mineralmonday : gadolinite-(Y)

#mineralmonday : gadolinite-(Y)

#mineralmonday: your weekly* dose of obscure mineralogy, every Monday** [*not guaranteed; **or possibly Tuesday-Sunday] What is it? Gadolinite-(Y),Y2FeBe2Si2O10 What’s it made of?: It’s a silicate (a mineral containing silicon (Si) and oxygen (O)) also containing yttrium (Y), beryllium (Be) and iron (Fe). Yttrium is a rare earth element – somewhat of a misnomer as in general they aren’t really that rare. Is it dangerous? It can contain some uranium and thorium, both of which can emit radiation when they decay …


How does a crystal become a mineral?

How does a crystal become a mineral?

There are some crystals that we are all familiar with. Look at an analogue clock (you may need a screwdriver and/or a hammer, and the watch owner might not be too happy) and you will probably find quartz – a crystal with silicon and oxygen arranged in a well-ordered three dimensional pattern. We can also describe quartz as silicon dioxide, which describes its chemistry – one silicon for every two oxygen. Another crystal you may not know, but you may …

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