PACROFI VII - 2nd Circular

The Pan American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions Conference (PACROFI VII) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from June 1 to 4, 1998. The meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The campus is located approximately one mile from McCarren International Airport, and within a couple miles of "Strip" casinos and restaurants.

PACROFI conferences provide geoscientists who study fluid inclusions with an international forum for the exchange of new ideas. Current research is presented during oral and poster sessions while informal discussions are encouraged during hosted receptions and meals. Conference participants include scientists from academia, government and industry.

Oral and Poster Presentations: Oral presentations will begin on the morning of June 2 and will continue for three days. A keynote speaker will introduce each morning session. Speakers will have 20 minutes for their presentation and questions. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and those participants presenting posters will have an opportunity to offer a two minute oral introduction to their posters during the meeting.

Abstracts: Abstracts will be published by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and will be available during the conference. Abstracts are limited to one full page in length, may contain one figure or table, and should follow a style similar to that used by the AGU, EUG, or GSA. Abstracts will be reformatted into a single style for the abstract volume and will be posted on the internet for public access.

Submitted abstracts will be considered by a small program committee and assigned an appropriate spot in the program. Authors are invited to state a preference for an oral or poster presentation. Those participants presenting posters will have an opportunity to introduce the topic of their posters orally during the general sessions.

Abstracts should be sent by one of two possible methods:

1) By mail to PACROFI Abstracts, c/o David A. Vanko, Department of Geology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30303. Please include an electronic version (WordPerfect, Word, or a text file) on either a DOS or Mac diskette.

2) By e-mail to

The closing date for abstract submission is March 1, 1998. Final acceptance of abstracts is contingent upon receipt of registration.

Social Events: A welcoming party will be held on the evening of June 1 at Red Rock National Conservation Area. Continental breakfasts will be available each morning prior to the oral sessions, and lunches will be provided on campus. Special poster sessions, accompanied by refreshments, will follow afternoon oral presentations. A Lake Mead cruise and banquet will be held on Thursday evening, June 4.

Field Trips: Two field trips will be scheduled. A one day trip to the Castle Mountains gold deposit is scheduled for Monday, June 1, prior to the conference. The deposit is a young, epithermal gold system, hosted within silicic volcanic rocks. The tour will include geologic stops in the pits, an overview of the processing plant, and a short tour of on-going environmental remediation efforts. The trip will include transportation and lunch; the cost is $45.

A four-day trip to the Carlin Trend, which is located in northern Nevada, is scheduled following the meeting, June 5-8. We will drive, by bus, to Elko, Nevada, and visit two or three Carlin-type gold deposits, plus examine surface outcrops. The trip will include transportation, double occupancy lodging and lunches. The cost is $200.

Space for both trips is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Accomodations: Accomodations during the conference are available in campus housing for $21/night for a single, or $15/night per person for a double room. Dormitories are air conditioned, suite style housing (2 rooms connected by an adjoining bathroom); towels and linens are included.

Accomodations are also available at local hotels and motels. For general information on off-campus accomodations, email

Accompanying Member Program

Guests accompanying conference participants may attend the welcoming party and the Lake Mead cruise and banquet. The cost to participate in both events is $65.

Registration: The registration fee is $250 for professionals and $175 for students. Included in this fee are admittance to the conference, welcoming party, continental breakfasts, hosted poster sessions, Lake Mead cruise and dinner, and abstract volume. Payment may be made using VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card, or American Express, or via bank check drawn in U.S. dollars only.

Final Circular: A third circular will be mailed in April to those registered for the conference. The package will include a preliminary program and maps of the UNLV campus and Las Vegas.

Deadlines and Key Dates:

Closing date for abstracts: March 1, 1998

Final registration and payment: April 1, 1998

Field trip payment: April 1, 1998

Third circular and preliminary program: April, 1998


Organizing Committee

Jean S. Cline
Department of Geoscience
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4010
E Mail:
Phone: 702/895-1091
FAX: 702/895-4064


David Vanko
Department of Geology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
E Mail:
Phone: 404/651-2272
FAX: 404/651-1376


All registration materials to:
UNLV Continuing Education/PACROFI VII
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451019
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1019
E Mail:
Phone: 702/895-3394
FAX: 702/895-419


PACROFI VII Registration Form

PACROFI VII Housing Form