SGA Council Election

The Executive Secretary, Jan Pašava, announced the results of the election of the new SGA Council 2018-2019. View the results of the election and the composition of the new SGA Council here.

We are glad to announce the

15th SGA Biennial Meeting
"Life with Ore Deposits on Earth - LODE 19"

Glasgow, Scotland
27 - 30 August 2019

The SGA, the Local Organising Committee, The Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow, Eva Bolander, and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, extend the warmest invitation to you to come to The University of Glasgow for the SGA’s 15th Biennial, 27-30 August, 2019.

The Call for papers and all important information but will be announced here.

For more information please visit the website.

Call for Proposals for Organization of the 16th SGA Biennial Meeting in 2021

SGA welcomes proposals for the organization of the 16th SGA Biennial Meeting in 2021.

The meetings are usually attended by about 600 participants and SGA expects that scientific program will be strongly backed up by a local SGA membership. Please prepare your bids according to the Guidelines for organizing and managing SGA Biennial Meetings and send it in pdf format to Dr. Jan Pašava, SGA Executive Secretary ( by February 15, 2018.

The bids will then be evaluated by the SGA Council at its spring meeting in 2018 (usually April-May) and the successful proponent will be informed shortly after the final decision.

Join SGA now and enjoy the benefits of the SGA membership

to SGA is open to all persons interested in economic geology, mineral resources, industrial minerals and environmental aspects related to mineral deposits.

The SGA is an international scientific organization with global membership in over 50 countries.

SGA was founded in 1967 with seat in Geneva, Switzerland.

Memberships: Regular members, Student members, Senior members, Honorary members, Corporate members.

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Benefits of the SGA membership

Receive Mineralium Deposita, our flagship product and one of the most recognized journals on ore geology.

Enjoy full electronic access to all past and present issues of Mineralium Deposita. Sign up for the Table of Contents Alert at Springer website to receive an e-mail every time a new issue of the journal is published – with an overview of the articles published.

Receive a discount on all publications by the Springer Publishing House – SGA members are entitled to order Springer books at a special discount of 40%. Visit Springer website for further details, to browse new books of interest, and to order at the discounted rate for SGA members.

Receive the SGA Newsletter, containing a constantly updated calendar of events in the ore deposit and mineral exploration world.

Attend our highly successful Biennial Meetings:

        the 15th Biennial SGA-Meeting in 2019, in Glasgow, Scotland

These meetings feature first class science, top speakers, workshops for mining and exploration industry, as well as students from world leaders in their fields, student events and sponsorship.

Make use of discounted registration fees for SGA sponsored conferences, short courses, workshops, field trips, and many other SGA-sponsored events.

SGA members can get free colour plates in papers published in Mineralium Deposita.

Consider the application for a free subscription of Mineralium Deposita to institutions and, under special circumstances, to individuals in economically challenged situations.

Propose candidates for the SGA Young Scientist Award and for the SGA Newmont Gold Medal (1 oz of pure gold).

Student members receive full electronic access to Mineralium Deposita for a nominal fee of 10 € only and financial support to attend international conferences.

Corporate members receive three copies of Mineralium Deposita and free advertisement space in the SGA-Newsletter.



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It is widely acknowledged that there is a worldwide shortage of well-trained young professionals in the field of mineral deposit research and economic geology. By establishing the SGA Educational Fund (SGA EF), the SGA wishes to contribute to training the next generation of economic geologists by providing support for educational activities in mineral deposit geology for students and professionals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

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