The 34th International Geological Congress is
being held in Brisbane from the 5th to the 10th of
August 2012. Two sessions of particular interest are those being
organised by ACMS Committee members John Keeling and Rob Fitzpatrick.
John is coordinating the "Clays and clay minerals: geology, properties and
uses" symposia and Rob is coordinating the "Forensic geoscience" symposia.
The international journal
Applied Clay Science has approved a
proposal to publish a thematic issue developed around papers from
presentations at the 34th IGC symposium. The issue will be
entitled "Clays and clay minerals: geology, properties and uses". The
aim will be to present new research on clays, techniques and uses that
provide a snapshot of latest developments in clay research and applications
across a range of scientific disciplines and industry.
Details on the Clays and Clay Minerals
Symposium and the Applied Clay Science thematic issue can be found in the
accompanying PDF file (click
here to view the PDF).
Full details of the IGC can be found at