57th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (FGIM)

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

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The 57th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (FGIM) will be hosted by the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) at the University of Illinois. The Forum will be held virtually via Zoom from August 26 with 30-minute sessions running from 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CST.

You are invited to submit abstracts related to industrial minerals, including rare earth elements and other critical minerals, for oral presentations. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for Q&A.

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Deadlines:

  • Abstracts for all oral presentations must be received by July 1, 2021. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Tables and images are permitted if the entire submission does not exceed one page.  Abstracts will be hosted on the Illinois State Geological Survey website for public viewing. Please send the title, the list of authors and their affiliations, and email and telephone number for the primary and the presenting author(s) to the conference chairs listed below. 

  • Presentations are due to the conference chairs by August 25, 2021.


Manuscripts of the oral presentations will be solicited for inclusion in the Forum Proceedings.
 

Conference Chairs:

Scott Elrick (elrick@illinois.edu)
Zak Lasemi (zlasemi@illinois.edu)

Bringing geologists from around the world together to share the importance of industrial minerals.

The 57th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals is hosted by the Illinois State Geological Survey. The Forum will be held virtually via Zoom from August 26 with 30-minute sessions running from 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CST.

Participation is open to professionals, students, representatives of the mineral industry, government officials (local, state, and federal), and the general public.


More About FGIM

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The Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (FGIM) is an international meeting of geologists and mining professionals interested in industrial minerals.

For over half a century the Forum's focus has been on the geology of industrial minerals with an emphasis to promote the knowledge and organization of mining, mineral processing, regulation and reclamation through the forum meetings, presentations and field trips.

The Forum encourages the involvement of upcoming geology or earth science students who have an interest in the industrial minerals industry through the Robert L. Bates Memorial Scholarship.

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