Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Welcome to the new GMPV blog!

Welcome to the new GMPV blog!

Welcome to the brand-new blog for the EGU Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV) Division!

The aim of this blog is to provide a unique space for all mineral geeks, volcanophiles and rocking chemists to tell the world about their latest research and exciting new ideas! The GMPV Division covers a huge range of themes including: the nature, composition, structure of the Earth’s mantle; the composition, origin and evolution of the oceanic and continental crust; the formation and crystallization of magmas; the chemical compositions of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; element transfer between the surface envelopes of the earth; volcanoes and volcanism.

This blog will feature cutting edge research and tales from field campaigns in exciting places. We hope to show off the wonderful world of magmas, rocks and minerals from the micron to the mountain scale!

We will update the blog on a monthly basis and want to bring together contributions from all GMPV scientists! In particular, early career (PhD students and postdocs) scientists (or researchers) are strongly encouraged to submit posts on GMPV themed topics or their latest paper. We will also share news, events and activities useful to the GMPV community.

The blog is managed by the GMPV Early Career Scientist (ECS) team and the editor of the blog is Will Hutchison. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with Will if you have any ideas, information or posts you would like to put forward! All contributions to the GMPV themes are welcome!

Best wishes,


Will Hutchison is a researcher at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of St Andrews). He uses a range of geophysical and geochemical techniques to understand the processes that drive magmatic systems, and how we can safely and sustainably develop the resources they offer.

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