Piergiulio Cappelletti, Jan Elsen, Jussi Liipo and Bernard Grobety (contact: jan.elsen@ees.kuleuven.be)

The main objective of this session is to promote the dialogue among different disciplines and to raise the awareness in the geological and mineralogical community about the new characterization methods, product tests, problem-solving, innovative applications and production processes dealing with natural mineral and stone resources and nature-inspired geomaterials that contribute to the sustainable development of the society. This session welcomes oral and poster contributions on case studies, characterization methods, product tests, innovative applications, production processes dealing with ores, minerals and geomaterials used in the past and nowadays.