Welcome to the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, & Volcanology (MGPV) Division website on GSA's Connected Community.  The Division promotes awareness, teaching, and research in its subject fields, and stimulates discussion about the knowledge, ideas, research results, and problems regarding these fundamental areas of the earth sciences primarily by organizing and sponsoring sessions at the national and sectional meetings.  In addition, the Division sponsors both a Distinguished Geological Career Award and an Early Geological Career Award, student research and travel grants, and a Joint Reception with its Adhering Societies.

Use the navigation tabs on the menu bar above to get more information about the Division and explore the site.  The current and past activities of the  MGPV Division can be found in the "Newsletters" under the "Resources" tab.  For questions for the MGPV Division, contact information for "Officers" is under the "About Us" tab.  The "Contact Us" link at the top left of the page is for questions for GSA. 

The goal of the GSA's Connected Community is to connect members with one another, with the Division, and with GSA as well as present static information.  Once logged in, you can make contacts using the MGPV directory, start a discussion thread, share files, and even blog.  Consider completing your profile page. 

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  • Nominate a Deserving Colleague for a MGPV Award!

    The Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology (MGPV) Division of GSA presents two awards annually at the national GSA meeting: the Distinguished Geological Career Award and the Early Geological Career Award.  A special criterion for these awards is outstanding research including geologic field study in addition to other methods of investigation in one or more of the MGPV disciplines.  

    Nominations for the 2024 awards are open now through March 31, 2023.  A list of past awardees and links to nomination criteria and instructions can be found on the MGPV webpage: 


    Nominations require one nomination letter, three letters of support, and the nominee’s CV.   

    If you know an early or advanced career geoscientist who you believe deserves one of these honors, the MGPV Executive Committee urges you to send a nomination!

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