New Geochemical Perspectives: Geology, Policy and Wine – The Intersection of Science and Life

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We are thrilled to announce that Geochemical Perspectives Letters received an impact factor of 4.452 for 2019! Huge thanks to all the editors, authors and reviewers who contributed to the success of Geochemical Perspectives Letters, a community journal, open access without any page charges. FIND OUT MORE & SUBMIT

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New EAG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group

With renewed and reinvigorated national and global condemnation of a multitude of injustices, many societies and organizations are issuing statements to affirm their commitments to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and to end racism, discrimination and violence against Blacks and other minority groups the world over. See EAG Statement Condemning Racism.

But we know that more needs to be done. For this purpose an EAG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group is being formed, to promote and improve DEI at all levels of EAG’s actions and activities, as well as within the broader geochemistry community. Members of the community who wish to join the Working Group are invited to contact us at with a brief description of their motivation for getting involved. GET INVOLVED

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Early Career Scientists: apply for sponsorship to participate in a virtual event!

With nearly all conferences switching to virtual format, we have adapted our Student Sponsorship Program and Early Career Ambassador Program to allow junior scientists from all countries to apply for funding to participate in virtual events. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship to cover the registration and abstract fees for participating in a virtual event.
Student Sponsorship Program: next application deadline is 1 September.
Early Career Ambassador Program: next application deadline is 1 October.

EAG Deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline
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Goldschmidt Deadlines

15 October: Goldschmidt2021 Call for sessions and workshops closes

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

Lanthanum anomalies as fingerprints of methanotrophy
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Past endolithic life in metamorphic ocean crust
X. Peng, Z. Guo, M. Du, A.D. Czaja, D. Papineau, S. Chen, H. Xu, J. Li, K. Ta, S. Bai, S. Dasgupta

Carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation in lipid biosynthesis by Sporosarcina sp. DSK25
W. Zhao, J. Fang, X. Huang, Y. Zhang, W. Liu, Y. Wang, L. Zhang

Hafnium isotopes in zircons document the gradual onset of mobile-lid tectonics
A.M. Bauer and J.R. Reimink, T. Chacko, B.J. Foley, S.B. Shirey, D.G. Pearson

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: ‘Geology, Policy and Wine – The Intersection of Science and Life’

This is a somewhat unusual Geochemical Perspectives issue in that it covers a broad range of academic, governmental, policy, wine, and celestial activities touched on during a 40 year career. From personal experience, Larry Meinert recounts his academic development, work in the US Congress, management of the energy and mineral resource functions of the US Geological Survey, helping to shape high level governmental policy, exploring resource issues beyond Earth to the Moon, Mars, and Asteroids, and last but not least the making of fine wine. READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication.

Latest Elements: ‘Raman Spectroscopy in Earth and Planetary Sciences’

The application of Raman (microprobe) spectroscopy in the geosciences has rapidly broadened and deepened over the past 40 years. This has been sparked by both improvements in technology and recognition of the quantitative, as well as qualitative, capabilities of the technique. Raman spectroscopy claims relative ease of use; is typically nondestructive at the (sub-)micrometer scale; has the ability to analyze solids, liquids, and gases; can differentiate polymorphs; and can enlarge the available spectral databases for minerals especially. READ MORE