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8th GOOD Meeting

17th - 18th of March 2024 in Freiberg

We cordially invite young researchers in economic geology to the 8th GOOD Meeting at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Ressource Technology (HIF). The meeting aims to connect young professionals working in Germany, including B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students, as well as early career postdocs. It will provide an informal opportunity for participants to discuss their research and ideas with others working on similar topics.

The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Joe Magnall from the GFZ in Potsdam, who will give us an introduction to the geology of the European Kupferschiefer deposits. This will also serve as the introductory talk for the accompanying field trip! 

Registration deadline: 15th January 2024        Abstract deadline: 15th February 2024

Ice breaker: Sunday, 17th March 2024, Entrance Hall, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Chemnitzer Str. 40, 09599 Freiberg

Talks, posters & discussions: Monday, 18th March 2024, 09:00 – 19:00h

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joseph M. Magnall, GFZ Potsdam

Registration and Abstracts: The conference fee is €60 for Bachelor and Master students and €125 for all others. This covers the costs of food and drinks during the conference. Participants are responsible for organizing their own accommodation. Students who are members of the DMG and not based in Freiberg may be eligible for a €100 travel grant. The DGGV also supports this meeting, and student members of the DGGV may therefore be eligible for a travel grant from the DGGV.

Online registration is available through the google form under: 

Presentations: We invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations (abstract template below). You can indicate your preferred presentation format in the online registration form.

  • Oral Presentations: Oral presentations are 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions.
  • Poster Presentations: Posters will be on display for the entire length of the conference. Please attend your poster during the poster sessions. The size of each poster must not exceed A0 portrait format (84.1 cm wide x 118.9 cm high).

Kupferschiefer field trip: The annual excursion of the DMG working group will take place immediately after the GOOD-Meeting (19th to 21st of March), and will visit Kupferschiefer sites across Germany. Specifically, we are planning to visit: 

1) The Löwenstern Exploration Project in Thuringia (Anglo-American) and nearby outcrops of the Kupferschiefer.

2) The corestore of the Saxony-Anhalt State Survey in Halle / Saale (drill cores from Mansfeld district).

3) The Röhrigschacht visitor mine near Sangerhausen, or another visitor mine where the Kupferschiefer can be seen underground.

4) The Spremberg-Graustein Exploration Project (Kupferschiefer Lausitz GmbH) in Spremberg. 

We will be spending one night in Halle, and one night near Spremberg. Costs for the overnight stays will be on the order €30 / €40 per person per night. Additionally, participiants will have to cover the entry fee for the visitor mine (t.b.a.). Otherwise, no participation fees will be charged. Transport will probably be provided by the HIF and BGR. 

Registration for this field trip is through the same online registration form as for the conference. The number of participants is limited to 15.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the organization team under

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Freiberg! 

The organizers - Marie Guilcher, Jan Cerny, Max Frenzel

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