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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

President: Mike Burton (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Andrea Di Muro (dimuro@ipgp.fr)

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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Recent awardees

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.


D. Graham Pearson

D. Graham Pearson

  • 2017
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2017 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to D. Graham Pearson for outstanding contributions to our understanding of the sub-continental mantle, as well as innovations in geochemical techniques.


Pierre Lanari

Pierre Lanari

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Pierre Lanari for outstanding research in thermodynamic modelling of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic petrology and geochronology. His wide skill-set has produced multiple scientific advances and allowed the development of new software tools.


Jonas Gliß

Jonas Gliß

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Jonas Gliß Pyplis* | A Python based software package for the analysis of volcanic SO2 emissions using UV SO2 cameras


Robert Holder

Robert Holder

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Robert Holder Titanite petrochronology of ultrahigh-temperature (UHT) calc-silicates from southern Madagascar: laser-ablation split-stream ICP-MS spot analyses and depth profiles; EPMA trace-element maps


Yuan-Kai Liu

Yuan-Kai Liu

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Yuan-Kai Liu Contemporaneous Ring Fault Activity and Surface Deformation at Subsiding Calderas studied using Analogue Experiments

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 2]

Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 2]

PART II: Were the Haze Hardships caused by Men? Famine Before the Lakagígar eruption, the population of Iceland was 48810 people; four years later, it was down to 38518. Disregarding about 1500 deaths which were caused by a smallpox epidemic, the eruption may still have killed about 1/6 of the population [5]. These deaths were not directly caused by the lava or by toxic gases. The main cause was hunger. Having lost their sheep and cows, people cooked shoes and …


Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 1]

Fire, Fog, Frost, Famine – French Revolution? The Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, 1783-1784 [Part 1]

“On the 8th of June 1783, at Whitsun, there gushed forth from the mountains behind the summer pastures a fire which devastated land, cattle and humans with its effects, both nearby and far away”, wrote Reverend Jón Steingrímsson of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in his autobiography [2]. The “fire” which welled up from a volcanic fissure now known as Lakagígar (the craters of Mount Laki) was the biggest flood basalt eruption in written history, and led to the worst natural catastrophe Iceland ever …


Building a lava dome: one block at a time

Building a lava dome: one block at a time

Lava domes form when lava is extruded from a volcanic vent, but is too viscous to flow far away. Think of thick treacle that does not flow as easily as runny honey, and so when it is extruded, it forms a “lava pile” around the vent. Lava domes commonly form within the crater of a larger volcano (e.g. Mt. St. Helens), but can also stand alone or form part of a “dome complex”. A lava dome can take on a …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month we are highlighting two new studies published in EGU journals. One, published in The Cryosphere, shows how much sea level would rise following the collapse of two Antarctic ice shelves. The other, featured in Biogeosciences, shows that oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea over the past century is unprecedented in the last 1500 years. You can read the press releases for both studies on the EGU website.

Also this month, we have opened the call for candidates for EGU Treasurer: if you'd like to nominate yourself or propose a candidate, you can do so by 15 September.

Finally, if you'd like to apply for financial support from the EGU to organise a meeting, make sure to submit an application by 15 August. This is also the deadline to submit proposals for Union Symposia and Great Debates at the EGU 2019 General Assembly. The deadline for scientific sessions is 6 September.

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