QUARTZ2021 - International Symposium on Quartz

The conference gathers petrologists, mineralogists, sedimentologists, economic geologists and mining and processing engineers having one study object in common: quartz.

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Quartz is one of the most abundant rock-forming constituents, which is more and more utilized for the better understanding of petrogenetic processes. Quartz is also a crucial industrial mineral being the raw material for silicon metal and silica glass and their broad applications, such as solar panel manufacturing for the production of renewable energy.

QUARTZ2021 is organized in the frame of the GREENPEG H2020 GAP869274 "New Exploration Tools for European Pegmatite Green-Tech Resources"

About the conference

The technical meeting will be held at the Støperiet (Foundry) in Tønsberg, south Norway, September 6 and 7, 2021. The meeting begins September 5 late afternoon with registration and icebreaker party. There will be a post-conference field trip to the Kragerø and Tørdal areas in south Norway September 8-10, 2021. For this excursion separate registration is required.

Tønsberg is a beautiful coastal city in south Norway.  It is regarded as the oldest town in Norway, founded by Vikings in the 9th century. Geologically Tønsberg lies in the Carboniferous-Permian Oslo rift and is famous for its red variety of Larvikite, a monzonitic rock, which was named Tønsbergite by Waldemar Brøgger in 1898.