2020 Annual Meeting
Mt Iron, MN
May 13 & 14, 2020


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Dear ILSG Members

To mitigate health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILSG Board of Directors and meeting chairpersons have decided to cancel the 2020 annual meeting in Mountain Iron, Minnesota.  It is now apparent that "social distancing" precludes any such gathering, and this condition is unlikely to improve in coming months.

Full refunds will be issued within a week or so to those who have already registered.  Paid registrants should receive an email to that effect.  Please contact Patty Cobin ( pfcobin@mtu.edu ) with any questions about registration refunds.

At this time, it is our intention to conduct the 2021 meeting in either Mountain Iron, Minnesota, or Sudbury, Ontario. We will post information about the meeting later this year.

We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you all good health.


News & Updates

Registration is now open and can be accessed here


If you would like to sponsor the meeting please contact the meeting Chairs


Registration for the meeting is now open and once again is being handled through the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Technological University. The registration form can be accessed here.


The 66th Annual ILSG meeting will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center, south of Highway 169 and west of Highway 53.  The Comfort Inn has a limited number of rooms reserved for ILSG participants (1-218-7417411). It lies north of Highway 169 across from the Community Center.

Other hotels in nearby Virginia can be accessed via Iron Range Tourism Bureau website https://ironrange.org/ and click on the “Places to Stay” tab.



The deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 1—no fooling! 

We encourage participants who are considering attending both the ILSG and North Central GSA meetings to submit abstracts to ILSG on the same topic. The 2-page ILSG abstract format allows more content, including description, figures, and tables.

Submit abstracts to Mark Jirsa (jirsa001@umn.edu)

Authors must submit a print-ready abstract in both PDF and MS Word formats.  When submitting your abstract, please indicate your preference for oral vs poster presentation, or no preference.  Those selecting the latter option will be contacted to plan accordingly.  Abstracts should follow the ILSG format, using recent Proceedings Volumes available online as a guide.  Text should be single-spaced, with a maximum of 2 pages, including text, figures, and references.  Use top, left, and right margins of 1,” and bottom margin of 1.3.” The abstract volume will be printed in black and white, although the PDF available online will appear in color.  Thus, authors need to ensure that color figures reasonably reproduce in black and white.  Authors may choose to submit two versions of abstracts: one black and white for the printed proceedings, the other in color for posting online.


Field trips

See field trip descriptions here




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