About us

A group from IGCAS

Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGCAS) was founded in Guiyang in 1966, with primary staff and equipment relocated from Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing. IGCAS has set up the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, the State Key Laboratory of Ore Deposit Geochemistry, the Key Laboratory for High-temperature and High-pressure Study of the Earth's Interior of CAS, the Center for Lunar and Planetary Sciences, and the Guizhou Engineering Research Center of Integrated Utilization of Mineral Resources of CAS, all of which are equipped with advanced equipment and facilities.

At present, the institute is the home of more than 380 regular staff members including three CAS academicians. In addition, the current enrollment of graduate students (master's and doctoral candidates) and post-doctoral fellows in IGCAS is over 400. IGCAS undertakes about 500 ongoing research projects including the B-type Strategic Priority Program of CAS, National Key Research and Develop Project, Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Science Fund for Creative Research Groups.

In order to develop theory and applications of geochemistry and consequently expand the scientific and technological capacity for solving the problems of mineral resources development and ecological environment management, the institute mainly conducts research on the evolution of the Earth and the planets, as well as the geochemical cycles and processes in the Earth's spheres and associated resources and environmental effects.

(The introduction of IGCAS was cited from the website http://english.gyig.cas.cn/)


The MGDIS team was composed of scientists, technicians and research assistant from the IGCAS. This team was constructed because of a project funded by State Key Laboratory of Ore Deposit Geochemistry, IGCAS. This project aims to establish a database-bearing website for storing and sharing the data from mineral element and isotope geochemistry. At the first stage, we only focus on element data of different minerals. This website will bridge the gap between earth science scientists and mineral data. New and innovative research results and scientific discoveries are expected by using the big data and new data interpretation methods such as machine learning. We will try our best to optimize the functions of this website and provide good services for the scientists from earth science fields and other related fields.

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Research interests

Indicator minerals fingerprinting;
Re-Os isotope dating and tracing;
Machine learning methods;
Hydrothermal Fe deposits and affiliated critical metals.

Team belief

A thousand miles begins with a single step

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Our scientific research team

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