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01 July - 31 August 2014 Late Registration 
31 August 2014 Late Registration Closes.

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Dear Delegate,

The Organising Committee of IMA2014 would like to invite you to attend the 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association to be held from 1 to 5 September 2014 at the Sandton Convention centre in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

As a country with a large mining and mineralogical industry, as well as strong mineralogical, geological and geochemical research initiatives, South Africa is highly appropriate to host this meeting. Most of the mines and mineral occurrences are close to good infrastructure and easily accessible. Other easily accessible southern African countries also boast some outstanding geology and mineral fields.

The content of the technical sessions will reflect all the traditionally most important topics of our science as well as other, locally and internationally relevant topics. The call for session proposals yielded an overwhelming response, with more than 70 sessions and workshops that will constitute the scientific programme.

During the meeting we aim to supplement the international contributions with a showcase of South African examples of excellent research in the field of mineralogy, whilst simultaneously providing South African scientists with exposure to cutting edge research from the rest of the world. It would also be a wonderful, and affordable, opportunity to expose young scientists and students from southern Africa to both the local as well as the international mineralogical environment.

A variety of field trips, varying in duration from 1 day to several days are on offer. For more information, please visit the Field Trips page.

Some companies have already booked their booths for the trade show in which suppliers will be able to display and advertise their products or services for this event. Please visit our Exhibition page for more information.

We believe that South Africa, through the Mineralogical Association of South Africa, is in an ideal position to organize and host an outstanding meeting in 2014.

We are looking forward to seeing you in South Africa in 2014!

Kind Regards

Dr Sabine Verryn
Chair: Organising Committee

Dr Desh Chetty
Chair: Scientific Programme

Dr Craig Smith
Chair: Finance committee

Information will be posted onto this website as it becomes available.

Please contact the Conference Secretariat for more information.

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Carolyn Ackermann
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