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.

Dear SGA members,

we would like to draw your attention to the journal Geochemical Perspectives, which is published by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG). Geochemical Perspectives is a journal independent of major publishing houses, entirely run and edited by and for the geochemical community.

In future, you will find the link to this journal on our webpage in News/Useful Links.

New Geochemical Perspectives: Future Global Mineral Resources

In this issue of Geochemical Perspectives, six authors with wide experience in ore deposit research, exploration and production present an optimistic but realistic appraisal of future mineral resources. They describe how ore deposits form, and how they are found, assessed, mined and processed. They discuss the critical differences between mineral reserves and resources, how economic and societal factors influence supply, and the critical roles that geoscientists will continue to play. The authors argue that mineral resources will remain adequate well into the future.

We are glad to announce the

14th SGA Biennial Meeting
"Mineral Resources to Discover"

Quebec City, Canada
20 - 23 August 2017

Important dates:

January 23, 2017:   Abstract submission / registration open
March 6, 2017:  
EXTENDED deadline for abstract submission, student grant and fieldtrip/short course application
April 1, 2017:   Abstract revision notice
April 15, 2017:  
Final revised abstract
April 30, 2017:
   Final acceptance/rejection
May 15, 2017:
   Deadline for early-bird registration
June 1, 2017:  
Fieldtrip and Short Courses notice

The Call for papers is not open yet but will be announced here.

For more information please visit the website or click here.

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 14th Biennial SGA-Meeting will be held 2017 in Québec, Canada and
        the 15th Biennial SGA-Meeting in 2019, in Glasgow, UK

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.