Welcome to the website of the 33rd Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposits Studies Group (MDSG) of the Geological Society. MDSG is a joint specialist group of both the Geological Society of London and the Mineralogical Society (Applied Mineralogy Group). Please see the MDSG website for further information about the group.

The conference is being held from the 5th-7th January 2010, at the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT), University of Glasgow. The conference brings together UK and international scientists for a series of lecture and poster presentations, and we receive a large number of high quality submissions from both established academics and our many post-graduate and some undergraduate members.

The conference always has a strong emphasis on student participation – the best poster will receive a £250 cash prize sponsored by Anglo American, and the best student talk will receive a £250 cash prize, sponsored by Rio Tinto Ltd.

Through the generosity of our sponsors we are glad to say that Student Bursaries are available click here for details

A pdf poster for the conference can be downloaded here. Please help us promote the conference by displaying a copy in your department.


20th NOVEMBER - Early Bird registration and abstract deadline
5th JANUARY, 2010 – Masterclass to be given by Professort Jake Lownstern and Dick Tosdal at the WILT
5th JANUARY, 2010 – Ice Breaker welcome
6th JANUARY, 2010 – MDSG Keynote on Yellowstone
6th JANUARY, 2010 – Civic Reception followed by Conference Dinner at Glasgow City Chambers
6-7th JANUARY, 2010 - Main MDSG sessions