Tourmaline 2017

Tourmaline 2017

Almost twenty years ago, the symposium Tourmaline 1997 was held in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic and brought together a large group of mineralogists, petrologists, and geochemists, studying the role of tourmaline in geological environments. The meeting marked the start of rapid development of our knowledge on tourmaline crystal chemistry, origin, stability, physical properties, geochemistry, and the significance of its presence in various types of rock.

Twenty years later, we invite scientists with interests in tourmaline to the same place, to share their latest findings, start new collaborations, and broaden their knowledge on tourmaline and the boron cycle in various geological systems.

The international symposium Tourmaline 2017 will cover all aspects of tourmaline and associated borosilicate minerals:

  • crystallography
  • mineralogy
  • petrology
  • spectroscopy
  • geochemistry
  • economic geology
  • novel applications
  • gemstones

Organizers: Milan Novák and Jan Cempírek (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)