1st Annual Meeting of the IGCP 649
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 IGCP-649 Workshop on: 

               Ophiolites and related high-pressure rocks in the Qilian Mountains

                                                                                                         Xining, China, 5-10 August 2015


The IGCP-649 Workshop will take place on 5th-10th August 2015 in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province in western China. Xining, with elevation of ca. 2275 m, is the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau with over 2 million inhabitants. It has a history of over 2100 years and has been an important commercial hub along the famous Silk Road.


This workshop is supported by the IGCP-649 project “Diamonds and Recycled Mantle”. In 2015 CARMA (Center for Advanced Research on the Mantle) was awarded a new IGCP (International Geosciences Program) grant sponsored by UNESCO and IUGS, in support of our current work on ultrahigh pressure and highly reduced minerals in ophiolitic peridotites and chromitites. The project will undertake systematic sampling of peridotites-chromitites in different ophiolites around the world with diverse ranges of ages and geochemical affinities to document the extent of diamond occurrence in the mantle. The creation of this new IGCP project emphasizes the global importance of our work, and provides support for a series of international workshops that will bring together students, young professional and established researchers to discuss and to evaluate some of the most significant scientific problems and questions pertaining to the mantle dynamics and composition. Next year, the second Workshop is tentatively planned for the world-famous Cretaceous Troodos ophiolite in Cyprus. Our IGCP project will continue to bring international recognition and visibility to CARMA and its affiliated laboratories, and will make an excellent forum for stimulating discussions, fascinating discoveries, and unparalleled productivity for the next five years.


Important Dates (Updated July 1st)

  • May 1, 2015: Distribution of the first circular
  • June 15, 2015: Distribution of the second circular
  • July 5, 2015: Deadline for field trip registration
  • July 15, 2015: Deadline for abstract submission
  • August 5, 2015: Registration in the No. 1 Building, Xining Hotel
  • August 6-10, 2015: Conference and Field Trips

We look forward to seeing you in Xining in 2015!


Chairman: Prof. Jingsui Yang, Prof. Yildirim Dilek, Prof. Paul T. Robinson