Welcome to the workshop webpage of

“Mineral resources in the Arctic”.

Monday 11th June – Wednesday 13th June 2018

Department of Geosciences, University of Tromsø, Norway

Programme § Posters § Registration § Guidelines for oral and poster presentations § Practical arrangements § Contact informations


Photos: Quentin Duparc

The workshop will take place at department of Geosciences of UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø). Participants will assemble for an ice-breaker on the evening of Monday 11th June 2018, and the oral sessions will commence on Tuesday 12th June.


An PDF version of the program is available here: MRA-program.

June 11th 2018

17:00 20:00 Workshop Registration and Reception Yonas Pizzeria (Samuel Arnesens gate 10, 9008 Tromsø)    

June 12th 2018

9:00 9:15 Melanie Forien and Anders Schomacker Welcoming words UiT, Norway  
9:15 10:00 Dominique Genna Geochemical signature of massive sulfides from VMS deposits: implications for petrogenesis and exploration. CONSOREM – UQAC, Canada Pdf
10:00 10:25 Terje Bjerkgård  The setting and formation of massive sulphide deposits in the Lower and Middle Köli Nappes, Hattfjelldal, Nordland, Norway. NGU, Norway Pdf
10:25 10:55 Break      
10:55 11:20 Sabina Strmic Palinkas Geochemical characteristics of Sulitjelma Cu-Zn VMS  deposits, Northern Norway UiT, Norway Pdf
11:20 11:45 Tobias Bauer  Poly-phase structural controls on ore deposits in northern Sweden Luleå University of Technology, Sweden Pdf
11:45 12:10 Clifford Patten Sources of metals in the orogenic Au deposits of the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt, Finland Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Pdf
12:10 13:25 Lunch      
13:25 13:50 Trond Slagstad Timing of collision initiation, location of the orogenic suture in the Scandinavian Caledonides and prospectivity of PGE-Ni deposits NGU, Norway  
13:50 14:15 Harald Hansen  Petrology and ore potential of layered intrusions in the Karasjok Greenstone Belt, Northern Norway UiT, Norway Pdf
14:15 14:40 Vyacheslav Voytenko Lille Raipas copper-bearing breccias: structure and origin (Alta-Kvaenangen tectonic window, Northern Norway)  St. Petersburg State University, Russia Pdf
14:40 15:10 Break      
15:10 15:35 Yulia Mun Evolution of hydrothermal fluids at the sediment-hosted Cu deposits of Nussir and Ulveryggen, Repparfjord, Northern Norway UiT, Norway Pdf
15:35 16:00 Hanne-Kristin Paulsen Architecture of brittle fault structures and significance for hosted Zn-Cu mineralization in the West Troms Basement Complex, Northern Norway UiT, Norway Pdf
16:00 16:25 Thor Thordarson  Melt Inclusion studies in basaltic magmas in Iceland University of Iceland Pdf
16:25 18:00 Poster session      

June 13th 2018

9:00 9:45 Sarah Dare Trace elements in magnetite as indicators of petrogenesis and provenance: Applications to mineral exploration Ottawa University, Canada Pdf
9:45 10:10 Jan Sverre Sandstad  Neoproterozoic (Tonian) stratiform iron formations associated glaciogenic deposits in the Scandinavian Caledonides NGU, Norway Pdf
10:10 10:35 Nadezhda Alfimova Sm-Nd isotopic signatures of Banded iron formations origin: from Kola peninsula (Russia) and Bundelkhand Craton, NW India St. Petersburg State University, Russia Pdf
10:35 11:05 Break      
11:05 11:30 Eytor Thorhallsson  Basalt mining in Iceland for continuous fiber production. Reykjavik University, Iceland Pdf
11:30 11:55 Ármann Höskuldsson  From the Icelandic continental shelf to the deep abyss of Bight fracture zone; a tale of 1000 km of a divergent plate boundary Reykjavik University, Iceland Pdf
11:55 12:10 Melanie Forien and Matthias Forwick Conference closings UiT, Norway  
12:10 13:25 Lunch      

Poster session

Kristijan Rajič – Geochemical and mineralogical properties of Gabbro pegmatites from Hamn locality, Northern Norway.

Kristoffer Grane – A metallogenetic model of the Engebøfjellet rutile deposit, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Iveta Nováková – Investigation of sprayed concrete with environmentally friendly basalt fibers for tunnel linings

Marina Koreshkova – Trace element characteristics of garnets and pyroxenes from pyroxenite xenoliths of NW Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago

Giulio Solferino – Energy Critical Elements potential in the English Lake District

Nolwenn Coint – Origin of the Fe-Ti-P mineralizations associated with the 1800 Ma Raftsund batholith, Vesterålen-Lofoten, northern Norway – Abstract


You can find the registration form below.
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Abstracts submission

The abstract submission is now closed.

Instructions for poster and oral presentations


Poster boards are in portrait format, and authors can make use of the full dimensions of 690 mm width × 980 mm height. All the material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board will be available.

The poster session will be on the 12th June between 16:25 and 18:00. During the poster session time, it is kindly asking to the authors to be present at their display for presentation and answering questions.

Oral presentations

The oral sessions will be conducted in English.

Keynote presentations will be 45 minutes (40 minutes for the presentation plus 5 minutes for questions); other presentations will be 25 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation plus 5 minutes for questions).

All oral presentations must be illustrated by PowerPoint slides and must run under Windows OS.

Practical arrangements

UArctic will pay food for all participants from ice-breaker on 11th to lunch on 13th of June.
Consequently, if you have any dietary requirements let us know!

Contact information

For further details contact:

  • Melanie Forien  – melanie.forien(at)uit.no
  • Yulia Mun  – yulia.mun(at)uit.no


We look forward to seeing you up here in June!