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From mineralogical and geochemical points of view the Carpathian–Pannonian Region and the Austrian Alps are among the most interesting and complex areas of Europe.
Recently the systematic research goals and application of modern techniques in mineral sciences resulted in a boom of new scientific information.
The present, joint meeting of two traditional meeting series (the biennial MinPet and triennial MSCC) is intended to provide the broader sense regional mineral scientist community with a forum where new results and invited review papers can be presented.
The other goal of the meeting is to give an insight in the state of art of mineral sciences in the Alpine-Carpathian-Pannonian (ACP) Region as an important preparatory step of the IMA2010 conference (Budapest, August 2010), the quadrennial world conference now organised in the Alpine-Carpathian-Pannonian Region.
The scientific programme is planned to cover mineralogy, geochemistry, crystallography, petrology and mineral deposits, as well as their applications (e.g. archaeological, historical, environmental, industrial), with special emphasis on the broad sense Alpine-Carpathian-Pannonian Region.
An Open Session will also be organised for all other related papers.
Contributions will be presented in oral and poster sessions.
The official language of the meeting will be English.
The Conference will be held at the Department of Mineralogy, Eötvös Loránd University, a well-tried venue of several scientific meetings in the past 15 years. The Eötvös University, celebrating the 235th anniversary of its organised mineralogical education and the 160th anniversary of the founding of the independent Department of Mineralogy, offers a friendly environment also for the current conference in mineral sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the 235-year-old Mineralogical Collection (saved in its historical 19th century form), too.
The Danube Riverside Campus of the Eötvös University (1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1 /C) is close to the heart of Budapest. Architectural monuments, museums, shops are easy to reach from here. A week in Budapest may give a pleasant tourist experience also to the accompanying guests.