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What are EIG Conferences?

The Extractive Industry Geology Conferences are renowned as a series of highly successful biennial conferences, providing a unique scientific and technical shop window for the non-petroleum extractive industry.

It is run by geo-professionals working within the industry, with the aim of delivering a focused training event for people working in this sector.

The EIG Conference is an essential training event for all earth scientists associated with the extractive industrial minerals sector, helping them to keep abreast of current and future trends, innovation and best practice.

In particular it will appeal to those involved in the following fields:



Geotechnical Engineering

Quarry Development Design and Planning

Restoration and After Use

Reserve and Resource Estimation and Reporting

Previous delegates have typically included:

Governmental and Non-Governmental organisations (e.g. BGS, SEPA, EA, SNH, EH etc.)

Technical teams working for mineral operators

Consultants supplying services to the non-petroleum extractive industry

Those involved in research and development for the industrial minerals sector

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18th EIG & 50th FGIM Conference

11th - 14th June 2014

The EIG committee are pleased to have put together a wonderful programme for their forthcoming conference in June, to be held at the University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

As an exciting development for 2014, Extractive Industry Geology Conferences have once again partnered with our North American colleagues from the Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (FGIM) who will be joining us in St Andrews for their celebratory 50th Anniversary Forum.

No doubt many of you will have fond memories of our last joint conference held in Bath in 2000 and we are sure this will build on that relationship, and the many friendships formed then should be further enhanced when we meet up again in Scotland.

The FGIM were formally invited to join EIG in St Andrews in 2014 by EIG Chairman Clive Mitchell (BGS) when a letter was presented to them at their 2013 FGIM Forum in Jamaica. Following a unanimous vote by the attending delegates, the

President of FGIM Tom Newman (Holcim) formally accepted the invitation.

The 2014 organising committees (18th EIG & 50th FGIM) selected a number of themes for the conference and from the earlier calls for papers, this has resulted in an excellent programme of 47 exciting papers to be given at EIG/FGIM. The wide ranging themes will cover areas such as:

 Scottish Economic Geology       Geotechnics & Ground Control

 International Case Studies        Hydrogeology & Water Monitoring

 Building Stone                           Mineralogy

 Community Engagement           Planning & Environment

 Fracking                                    Resources & Exploration

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