From 20 to 24 April, the 7th member convention and the 12th biennial academic meeting of the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (CSMPG) has been successfully held and completed in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China. 660 delegates have taken part in the conference. They come from various departments and units of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Land Resources of China, various universities and institutes of China, USA and Japan, and various industry units including petroleum, metallurgy, base metals, and coals industries in China. This conference has made several records in numbers of delegates, academic sessions, and topics and subjects of presentations in the history of the CSMPG.
This conference is organized by the Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences ad the Secretariat of the CSMPG. 489 abstracts of research works and papers for celebrating the 30th anniversary of the CSMPG have been collected and published in the conference proceedings. 386 oral presentations have been given in 13 sessions. Topics and subjects of presentations include isotope geochronology, isotope geochemistry, microanalysis of elements and isotopes in mineral and theirs geochemical application, geofluids and its relationship to rock-forming and ore-forming processes, ore deposit geochemistry, advances in mineralogy and application of new technology, environmental mineralogy, sedimentology, environmental geochemistry, experimental geochemistry, geochemistry, resources and hazard mechanism of gases in interior of the Erath, interaction of mantles and magmatic ore-forming process, (micro-) biogeochemical process and material cycling, magmatism and volcanism of continental lithosphere and the mantle evolution. Various advanced research results in above topics and subjects have been presented and discussed on the conference.
During the conferencing period, a simple ceremony for celebrating the 30th anniversary of the CSMPG has been held. A working report for the 6th board of directors of the CSMPG has been presented by Professor HU Ruizhong, the secretary-general of the CSMPG. Directors of the 7th board of directors of the CSMPG have been elected through voting candidates by members of the CSMPG. Winners of the Hou Defeng Award of the CSMPG have been commended and awarded. The first meeting of the 7th board of directors of the CSMPG has been held. Professor LIU Congqiang, director of the Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been elected as the President of the 7th board of directors of the CSMPG. Honorary directors, chairs of various branch committees, secretary-general and vice secretary of the CSMPG have been elected. The modified articles of the charter of the CSMPG and working plan of the 7th board of directors of the CSMPG have been discussed, voted and adopted. Membership fees for various kinds of members have been adjusted. All planned agenda of the conference has been successfully completed.
As a newly elected president of the CSMPG, Professor LIU Congqiang made a call to all mineralogists, petrologists and geochemists of the CSMPG in his speech for the closing ceremony of the conference. Under the leadership of the 7th board of directors of the CSMPG, with the guidance of scientific outlook of development, all members of the CSMPG shall carry forward the fine tradition of the CSMPG, study hard and work hard in their own positions to make positive progress on researches and innovations in various subjects, and to make bigger and better contributions for the development of geosciences in China, the development of mineral resources and ecological environment of China, and the national economic construction of China.
（provided by Xie Guodong Translated by Zhang Xingchun）