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The objectives of WGIM is to bring mineral inclusion researchers together for scientific exchanges, promoting technological awareness and technology development in mineral inclusion researches, and therefore to support researches in related fields including but not limited to mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposit study, geochemistry, astrochemistry, tectonic geology, and petroleum geology, etc.

The WGIM was instituted in July 1986 during the 14th General Meeting of the IMA at Stanford, California, USA. See the Historical development of WGIM by Zaolin Li (up to 2003)

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WGIM History

New WGIM officers were elected during the Budapest general Meeting of IMA (see below and the 2010 4 years report prepared by the outgoing chair Serguey Z. Smirnov)

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WGIM 4 years report
Pei NI, Department of earth sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

Research Chair of Geometallurgy Department of Geology University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Auckland Park 2006 Kingsway & University (APK campus) Johannesburg, South Africa


University of Leoben Mineralogy and Petrology Group Peter Tunner str. 5 A8700 Leoben, AUSTRIA

IMA corresponding member
News from the WGIM officers (26/2/2010)

In 2010, WGIM will participate to:

1) The IMA General meeting, where WGIM is sponsoring the Session D45 "Fluid in the Earth"

2) 3rd Asian Conference on Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ACROFI III).

This Conference is organizing in the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia.

For additional information contact Sergey Smirnov

ACROFI-II November 2008 Kharagpur India (12-14 November) . WGIM participation in the 15th National Fluid Inclusions and Geofluid Conference of China. In memory of the 30th anniversary of the Chinese fluid inclusion committee.

See attached documents below


WGIM Report 2010-2014

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WGIM 2010 4 years report

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WGIM 2008 activities

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WGIM 2007 activities

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WGIM 2006 activities

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WGIM 2005 activities

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WGIM 2004 activities

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Smirnov’s Comments on Fluid Inclusion Session in 2004

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Report on session during the IGC, Florence, August 2004

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WGIM 2003 activities

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Minutes of Business Meeting in Edinburgh, September 2002

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WGIM 2002 activities

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