The Executive Secretary, Jan Pašava, announced the results of the election of the new SGA Council 2020-2021. View the results of the election and the composition of the new SGA Council here.
SGA welcomes proposals for the organization of the 17th SGA Biennial Meeting in 2023.
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 (jan.pasava(at)geology.cz) by February 28, 2020.
The bids will then be evaluated by the SGA Council at its spring meeting in 2020 (usually April-May) and the successful proponent will be informed shortly after the final decision.
SGA Mount Isa Field Conference
SGA has the pleasure of announcing the inaugural SGA field conference in the Mount Isa region, Queensland, Australia from 20th to 24th July 2020. The conference will involve morning workshops led by well-known Australian and international researchers on iron-oxide copper-gold and sediment-hosted zinc-lead-silver deposits. In the afternoons, field trips and core-yard visits will give participants a regional context and deposit-scale understanding of geological controls on mineralisation. The conference will start in Cloncurry, where the origin and geology of iron-oxide copper-gold deposits will be considered, and finish in Mount Isa, where sediment-hosted zinc-lead-silver deposits will be discussed. Speakers from industry, academia and government have been chosen to discuss key questions about the two deposit types and to present exploration histories and methodologies. The purpose of the conference is to encourage interaction between delegates, so total numbers are limited to 60. Registration will open on 14 December and will be on a first come-first served basis. Student participation will by heavily subsidised to encourage their participation. The registration fee is AU$2000 for professionals and AU$800 for students (a statement signed by Department Head or equivalent is required for student registration).
Registration will be open from 14th December 2019 at http://geoscienceaustr.neto.com.au/conference/.
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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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