SGA 2025 - we want your feedback!


The 18th Biennial SGA conference is to be held in Golden, Colorado, USA in early August, 2025. Some exciting field trips and short courses are being proposed. If you plan to attend the conference, please take our survey so we can get an idea of the level of interest in these field trips and short courses. Your input will help guide our planning. The survey is anonymous and should take only a few minutes to complete.

The survey is on our conference website: 

9th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny


"How can West Africa best use its mineral wealth for economic development"

The 9th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny will be held in Dakar, Senegal between the 25th and 29th November 2024.  The short course is organised by the SGA; the SGNS (the National Geological Survey of Senegal); UNESCO;  IUGS; RFG and SEG.

See the flyer for more details including a link for the registration.

The SGA Mobility Grant - updated


Get ready for SGA networking!

Are you in contact with an SGA member who runs a laboratory that could answer some of your research questions? The SGA Mobility Grant can help to bring you together! The SGA Mobility Grant offers an opportunity for regular SGA members to apply for (i) travel funding (up to €1000) to travel to a facility with an SGA background and (ii) funding to cover analytical costs (up to €1000) arising from the visit.

To be eligible applicants must have been an SGA member for at least 3 continuous years (i.e. paid up membership fees for the last 3 years). Student members are not eligible for the grant but up to 2 years of student membership can count toward the required 3 years of membership. To apply send your completed application form to the SGA Mobility Grant coordinator (

Download the application form here.

A list of participating laboratories with available methods and contact details is available here.

Learning and sharing! That’s the spirit of the SGA Mobility Grant.

SGA Biennial Meeting abstract volumes - free to all!


The abstract volumes from the SGA biennial meetings are now free to download from our homepage.  Previously the volumes were available as a download for members or for purchase in the webshop.  The decision to allow free download to all was taken by the SGA Council in order to improve their availability and to promote the excellent science published in these volumes.

The volumes are available here or in the dropdown publications menu.

A number of other publications are available as free downloads to our members including SGA short course notes, SGA field trip guides and also SGA special publications.  The special publication "Isotopes in economic geology, metallogeny and exploration" is currently being compiled and a number of chapters are available to download.

Mineralium Deposita - bibliometric data for 2023


Mineralium Deposita is the official journal of the SGA. The bibliometric data for 2023 indicates that the journal continues to perform strongly giving the Impact Factor (IF) at 4.8. The IF is calculated based on the number of digital papers.

We are continuously looking for high quality papers from around the world to maintain and increase Mineralium Deposita’s status as the premier journal in the field. We thank the authors for their excellent research, the many referees and members of the Editorial Board for their insights steering submissions through the peer-review process.

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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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SGA Biennial Meetings

Upcoming SGA biennial meetings:


SGA 2025: The 18th SGA Biennial Meeting will be held in Golden, Colorado, USA between 3rd and 7th August 2025.  The meeting will be hosted by the Colorado School of Mines.  See the SGA 2025 website for more information and take the survey to give your input on proposed field trips and short courses!

SGA-sponsored International Meetings

Upcoming SGA-sponsored international meetings:


The 4th EMC: The 4th European Mineralogical Conference will be held in Dublin Ireland between 18-23 August 2024.  The SGA will offer 5 travel grants to SGA student members who will be presenting at the conference.  For news of content and deadlines for the conference see their website:


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