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The fourth Journées De Launay Event
Mineral resources and the New Economy: Innovations and Discoveries

The Journées De Launay event, an international French-language symposium on metallogeny, will take place for the fourth time at Montréal’s Palais des congrès on May 8 and 9, 2012, during the 80th congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).

The successive Journées De Launay events, intended to provide a forum for discussions about mineral resources, have led to the establishment of an international network of geologists from French-speaking countries and other regions, including the Maghreb, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Canada, Latin America, Australia and Vietnam. The first forum was held at the ACFAS conference in Montréal in 2004, followed by events at Marrakech, Morocco in 2006, and at the 22nd Earth Sciences Meeting held in Nancy, France in 2008.

This year, the forum for discussions on mineral resources and their role in modern society will focus, in particular, on deposits of the metals used in new technologies, and on innovations in the field of entrepreneurship. Special attention will be paid to descriptions of the mechanisms governing the formation of deposits, which have been scrutinized in many different university and government research projects and have led to the establishment of new exploration guides. The congress will be followed by a four-day excursion to examine atypical deposits in the Abitibi belt.

The titles for the presentation sessions are as follows:

The deadline for submitting a paper or poster proposal is February 10, and all abstracts must be received by March 16, 2012.

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