North Atlantic Craton Conference 2014

20th - 21st March 2014, University of St Andrews

Delegate booking, abstract submission and field trip sign-up now available.

The organizing committee of the NAC Conference 2014 would like to invite you to attend a two day conference on craton specific exploration targeting, using the North Atlantic Craton (NAC) as the area of interest.

This event is organised by the Cardiff and St. Andrews University Chapters of the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Applied Mineralogy Special Interest Group of The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, in conjunction with the British Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.

This workshop, on the mineral potential of the North Atlantic Craton (NAC) as a whole, is aimed at initiating and furthering trans-Atlantic collaboration in understanding the Archaean cratonic controls on ore deposit formation through time. The Archaean high-grade gneiss terrain of the NAC stretches from Labrador, Canada, through Greenland and into NW Scotland, UK. Acceleration in exploration efforts for various commodities across this region, particularly in Greenland, has highlighted the potential of its mineral resources. More recently, the importance of a craton-specific approach to mineral exploration has been realised.


The Principal Editors of Mineralogical Magazine have agreed to consider a thematic set of papers arising out of the meeting. The submission deadline will be 31st May 2014. Normal peer review will apply. Guest Editors will be appointed. The average submission to publication time in MinMag is 3 months and it currently has an impact factor of >2.2.

Field Trip

Post-conference field trip to the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of NW Scotland will be run 22nd - 26th March. See Information Field Trip page for further details

More To Come

Further information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

We are looking forward to seeing you in St Andrews, Scotland in 2014!

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Please contact the organizing committee for further information:

Organizing committee:

  • Hannah Hughes (Cardiff University):
  • Joshua Hughes (NunaMinerals & University of St Andrews):
  • Kathryn Goodenough (BGS, Edinburgh):
  • Denis Schlatter (Helvetica Exploration Services GmbH):
  • Adrian Finch (University of St Andrews):