2019 Porphyry Workshop

2019 Porphyry Workshop
Subduction zone magmas and their ore deposits
19-20 Feburary 2019 | ANU, Canberra, Australia


Subduction zone magmas are responsible for 70% of the world’s copper production and more than half of its gold. A workshop will be held at the Research School of Earth Sciences from 19th to 20th February 2019 to discuss the genesis of subduction zone related copper and gold deposits. The emphasis will be on fundamental processes such as the controls on magma fertility and the ore deposition mechanism. New ideas are encouraged.

Participants are being invited from Australian and overseas universities, the CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and Australian and International mining companies. The cost of three international invited speakers is being paid by RSES. The aim is to have a small high-quality workshop with the number limited to 50 participants. Record your interest by emailing Monika.Misztela@anu.edu.au . Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Cost: $275 to cover icebreaker BBQ, Conference Dinner, lunches and morning and afternoon teas (students’ fee $50 not including dinner). Payment details will be sent to those who record interest. Abstracts deadline 18th January 2019. Preference will be given to new ideas.

Keynote speakers

CinTy Lee

CinTy Lee, Rice university

Jon Blundy

Jon Blundy, University of Bristol

Jeremy Richards

Jeremy Richards, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University

Mark Cloos

Mark Cloos, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas

Important dates

Workshop: 19-20 February 2019

Reception: 18th February 2019 - icebreaker BBQ , 5pm at RSES

Dinner: 19 February, Boffins Restaurant, University house

Abstract Deadline: 25th January, 2019



The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is located in Canberra, with its main campus in Acton home to seven teaching and research colleges, as well as several national academies and institutes. The ANU was founded in 1946, and is the only university to have been created by the Parliament of Australia. ANU enrols 10,052 undergraduate and 10,840 postgraduate students and employs 3,753 staff.

ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and among the top 20 universities in the world. The latest QS World University Rankings for 2018 rated ANU at 20 in the world, up two places on last year and among the great research and educational institutions of the world. ANU counts six Nobel laureates and 49 Rhodes scholars among its faculty and alumni.

For further information please see the ANU website.

Research School of Earth Sciences

The Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution in the Earth sciences, and consistently very highly ranked internationally.

Our standing in the world is built on our expert application of the enabling sciences – mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology – to address the big questions and challenges facing the Earth sciences. We take a broad, integrative view to answer questions ranging from the Earth’s formation from the mixture of dust and gas orbiting around the sun, through all the processes determining Earth’s evolutionary history, to predicting the future state of our oceans and climate.

The workshop venue will be Jaeger 1 lecture theatre, Research School of Earth Sciences. See online map for detailed location.

Jaeger 1 lecture theatre



Workshop program

A full list of abstracts will be made available on Monday, 4th February.

Key dates

  • Monday 18th February - Ice breaker BBQ, 5pm RSES
  • Tuesday 19th February - Workshop day 1
  • Tuesday 19th February - Workshop dinner
  • Wednesday 20th February - Workshop day 2

Keynote speakers

  • CinTy Lee, Rice university: TBA.
  • Jon Blundy, University of Bristol:  TBA.
  • Jeremy Richards, Laurentian University: TBA
  • Mark Cloos, University of Texas: TBA

Other confirmed speakers

  • Dave Cooke, UTas
  • Richard Arculus, ANU
  • Robert Loucks, UWA
  • Dominique Tanner, Wollongong Uni
  • Paul Agnew, Rio Tinto Exploration
  • Richard Henley, ANU
  • Penny King, ANU
  • Andy Tomkins, Monash
  • Carl Spandler, JCU
  • Stephen Cox, ANU
  • Jessica Lowczak, Rio Tinto



Register your attendance online. This workshop will be limited to 50 participants.


Special requirements

Please let us know about any special requirements you may need while attending the symposium, such as Halal or Vegetarian food for BBQ.

Special requirements

Registration Fees

Registration Type Rate
Full Registration $275
Student Registration (include dinner) $150
Student Registration (exclude dinner) $55



Call for abstracts

Authors willing to participate are encouraged to upload one or more abstracts for an oral presentation or poster before the 18 January 2019. The Conference Committee will select abstracts for presentation or poster based on the relevance to the aims of the conference.

Authors guideline

All paper submissions for Porphyry Workshop must include a brief abstract, maximum of 250  words (A4 page). Fontype: Times New Roman, 14 point for title, 12 point all other text.
A template can be downloaded from here.


Poster Presentations will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the Poster Display Area in A0 (841mm x 1189mm) size, portrait orientation. The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres.

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