XIX International Meeting
on Crystal Chemistry, X-ray Diffraction and Spectroscopy of Minerals
Dedicated to the memory of Academician E.S. Fedorov (1853 - 1919)
LocationLenina str. 24, 184209 Apatity, Russia
DateJuly 2, 2019
Duration4 days

The Meeting is devoted to the memory of great Russian crystallographer, mineralogist, petrologist and mining engineer Academician E.S. Fedorov (10(22).12.1853-21.05.1919), one of the founders of modern crystallography and discoverer of 230 space groups. In 1891 and 1902, E.S. Fedorov described for the first time alkaline apatite- and nepheline-bearing rocks of Kola peninsula (at the Turiy peninsula of the White Sea) and suggested its possible use for the production of phosphorous fertilizers.

The conference is organized by Federal Research Centre "Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences", Commission on crystal chemistry, X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy of minerals of the Russian Mineralogical Society, St. Petersburg State University
Supported by Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, National Committee of Russian Crystallographers, International Union of Crystallography, International Center for Diffrcation Data, International Mineralogical Association.

International Program Committee
  • S.V. Krivovichev, FRC KSC RAS – SPbSU - ICS RAS, Apatity - St. Petersburg
  • S.L. Votyakov, IGG UrS RAS, Ekaterinburg
  • N.N. Eremin, Moscow State University
  • S.K. Filatov, St. Petersburg State University
  • M.V.Kovalevskiy, FRC KSC RAS - MRPO "Friends of Finland", Apatity - Kirovsk
  • E.V. Antipov, Moscow State University
  • A.M. Askhabov, Komi Science Centre RAS, Syktyvkar
  • P.C. Burns, University of Notre Dame, U.S.
  • S.V. Borisov, IIC RAS, Novosibirsk
  • R.S. Bubnova, ICS RAS, St. Petersburg
  • U. Halenius, Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
  • E.S. Grew, University of Maine, U.S.
  • E.N. Kotelnikova, St. Petersburg State University
  • I.P. Makarova, Insitute of Crystallography RAS, Moscow
  • Yu.B. Marin, Mining University, St. Petersburg
  • O. Mentre, University of Lille, France
  • S. Mills, Museum Victoria, Australia
  • A.I. Nikolaev, Kola Science Centre, Apatity
  • I.V. Pekov, Moscow State University
  • J. Plasil, Insitute of Physics CAS, Czech Republic
  • D.Yu. Pushcharovsky, Moscow State University
  • O.G. Safonov, IEM RAS, Chernogolovka
  • G. Ferraris, University of Torino, Italy
  • O.V. Frank-Kamenetskaya, St. Petersburg State University
  • F. Hatert, University of Liege, Belgium
  • R.M. Hazen, Carnegie Insitution for Science, U.S.
  • F.C. Hawthorne, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Yu.N. Palyanov, IGM SS RAS, Novosibirsk
  • H.-P. Schertl, Ruhr University, Germany
  • O.V. Yakubovich, Moscow State University

Important dates

April 22, 2019
Abstract submission
Terms of registration of abstracts when registering for a conference
April 20, 2019
Deadline for applying for visa support from the organizing committee.
Fill out the form for visa support
April 30, 2019
Registration for the field excursions
Field excursions are planned after the Conference (from 6 to 8 July, 2019) to visit unique mineralogical localities of the Kola peninsula (Khibiny, Lovozero, Kovdor, Afrikanda, Tersky shore of the White Sea) and cultural heritage of the Russian Pomor’ye and Saami regions. Additional information will be provided at the Conference website.
July 1, 2019
Arrival, registration
Fill the registration form for the conference
July 2, 2019
Opening the Conference. Welcome reception
July 5, 2019
Conference Dinner

Main themes

General problems of inorganic crystal chemistry and structural mineralogy
X-ray crystallography and X-ray crystal structure analysis
Mineral physics and spectroscopy
Applied mineralogy and crystal chemistry
High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry
Theoretical crystal chemistry and mineralogy
History of mineralogy and crystal chemistry

Scientific program, Conference participants and Book of abstracts


Registration fee is 200 USD for professionals. No fee is foreseen for the student and young scientists

Young Scientist Grants
Thanks to the generous grants from IUCr and ICDD, the Organizing Committee will support a restricted number of young scientists (up to 35) to participate in the Conference. Please send the application in a free form to Dr. Maria Krzhizhanovskaya (mariya.krzhizhanovskaya@spbu.ru) till April 1, 2019. The application should include abstracts, short CV and recommendation of supervisor (for students only).

Abstracts should be prepared using template:

Template for the preparation of abstracts in the format Microsoft Word (*.doc)

The following hotels in Apatity are ready to welcome* you during the "XIX International meeting on crystal chemistry, x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy of minerals":

*accommodation is not included in the registration fee and paid separately

Climate in Apatity is moderately cold. The average July temperature is +12.3. July is the time of the Polar day, no sunset is foreseen.

Transportation. There are convenient flights to Apatity from Moscow (2 hours) and St. Petersburg (1,5 hours) (www.severstal-avia.ru). It is also possible to reach Apatity by train, the trip from St. Petersburg takes about 24 hours (www.rzd.ru).

The International Union of Crystallography strives to achieve gender balance in all its institutions and activities bearing in mind other diversity needs and its existing obligations to geographic and academic discipline representation where appropriate.

Visa support

Please note that most foreign citizens are required to obtain a visa before they enter Russia.

FRC Kola Science Center RAS will provide accepted participants with visa support in the form of an official visa invitation.

Deadline for visa support request is April 20, 2019 (but we don’t recommend to postpone visa application till the last moment).

To get your visa support you need:

  • Register online. Please indicate your name exactly as it is written in your passport.
  • Passport clear copy (sent by e-mail to koval@geoksc.apatity.ru).
  • Fill this form and sent it by e-mail to koval@geoksc.apatity.ru
  • If your accompanying person also needs visa support documents, he/she should also complete 2.) and 3.)

Citizens of some countries do not need visa to enter the Russian Federation. Here you can see a list of Visa-free countries: https://www.visahouse.com/en/information/visafreecountries/#visa-free-countries.

Important notes: – in order to obtain a visa your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the proposed date;

When you get the invitation letter, please read the information carefully. In case of any questions please contact us k.danilin@ksc.ru +7 900 937-99-82.


The following excursions are planned after the conference.

1. July 6-8, 2019. One-day excursions to the famous mineralogical localities of the Kola peninsula: Marchenko peak (Khibiny alkaline massif), Eveslogchorr (Khibiny alkaline massif), Alluaiv (Lovozero alkaline massif). You may download guidebook of the excursions here.

2. July 6-8, 2019. 3-day excursion to the White Sea Tersky shore: visit to the Umba and Varzuga villages, amethyst deposit, Kaskaranzy village, etc. Accomodation (2 nights) at the recreation base on the White Sea shore (Umba village). The preliminary cost is 8000 RUB (including travel expenses, accommodation and meals). The maximal number of participants is 20. The excursion will be on the ‘first come – first serve’ basis. Please inform the Organizing Committee about your willingness to participate in the excursion as soon as possible.

phone: +7 900 937 99 82
email: xrd2019@admksc.apatity.ru
address: Fersmana str. 14, 184209 Apatity, Russia