The Geological and Mining Survey of Argentina (SEGEMAR) and the Geological Association of Argentina (AGA) are proud to organize the forthcoming 15th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD), to be hosted in the city of Salta, Argentina, 28th to 31st August 2018 and give full support for its achievement.
The focal theme for this Symposium is: “Ore Deposits: providing resources for present and future generations”.
It is worthy to highlight that this is the first time for Argentina to host such an important meeting. South America, particularly the Andean region that includes some of the richest metallogenic provinces in the world, such as the richest Cu-Mo province, one of the most extensive and rich Sn and Ag belts, one of the richest Sb belts, the most important concentrations of Li in salars, and one of the richest borates provinces. Also it hosts some of the largest individual ore deposits such as Cerro Rico de Potosí, Llallagua, Chuquicamata and El Teniente mines. South America offers excellent geology hosting world class mineral deposits covering the past 2 billion years of Earth’s metallogenic history, encompassing almost every conceivable metallogenic process.
Thus the region offers something that will tempt every economic geologist and metallogenist. The diversity of the geology, mineral resources, and local population invite the world to investigate and discuss our science and enjoy Argentina’s renowned hospitality. The chance for Argentina to host this important meeting is a unique opportunity to help create an extraordinary environment for the presentation and exchange of knowledge and research results on the genesis of mineral deposits.
It will also give an invaluable occasion for local scientists to expand upon their training in various aspects related to metallogeny and research tools. The Argentine bid commits to enhance the participation in the IAGOD Symposium of young geoscientists, students, and delegates from less advantaged countries from around the globe. The commitments from the Geological Survey of Argentina and the Geological Association of Argentina, the support from the Ibero-American Geological and Mining Survey Association, as well as from the private natural resources sector, guarantee a successful 15th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium.
There are five field trips planned. Trips are organized in order to visit world class deposits of metals (Ag, Sn, Cu) and nonmetals (B, Li), as well as having the opportunity to discover the cultural aspects of the region and their inhabitants, involving mines from Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.
There will be a variety of day tours available during the conference within Salta city and nearby areas.
The venue for the event is the Salta Convention Center, a world-class facility which has a record of numerous large national and international meetings.
It is our pleasure to warmly invite you to Salta. We look forward to meeting you at the 15th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits.
The President of IAGOD