Workshops & Short courses

The SGA is sponsoring or co-sponsoring several short courses and workshops on mineral deposits.

 

Future activities:

 Information coming shortly...

 

Past activities:

The 8th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny

The 8th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny "The role of Mineral Wealth in the Energy Transition - Southern Africa" took place between 9-13 October 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The 5-day short course was hosted by DSI-NSF-CIMERA at the University of Johannesburg.  The course included 2.5 days of lectures and evening events and 2.5 days of field excursions to mine sites that have implemented renewable sustainable energies and sustainable mining equipment.

Conference information included biographies of the speakers is available here.

 

ReSTORE - Researching Social Theories, Resources, and Environment

ReSTORE is an SGA-sponsored interdisciplinary summer school focusing on sustainable use of water energy and mineral resources in the present and future.  The summer school is organised by iCRAG and IUGS and will be held in University College Dublin, Ireland from 4th-8th July 2022.  The application deadline is February 1st 2022.

See the flyer for more details.

 

The 7th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny

The 7th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny "Energy Metals for a Sustainable Society" took place between 29th of November and 3rd December 2021 in Windhoek, Namibia.  The course was held in a hybrid format in splendid facilities at the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Windhoek.  Luckily, we were able to run the entire program, 3 days of lectures and workshops followed by 2 days of fieldtrips in the region around Swakopmund.  Thanks are due to the local organizers for the excellent organization.Sixty delegates and lecturers exchanged information on the critical metals for present and future applications and evaluated the so called “green” technologies. Ten foreign students attended from Western and North Africa and seventeen Namibian students participated for the first time.

The short course was organised by the SGA, the Geological Society of Namibia, the Namibian Uranium Association and the IUGS-RFG and is supported by: SGA, IUGS, SEG, and UNESCO.

See the report of the meeting for more details.
The best images from the meeting chosen in the photo competition can be seen here

 

17th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology "Iron and Manganese Ore Deposits"

  • Freiberg, Germany, 01-04 December 2019
  • Flyer

 

6th SGA-SEG-UNESCO-IUGS Short Course on African Metallogeny 

"Gold Deposits: From Exploration to Mining"

 

Shortcourse "Gemstone Deposits"

  • Charles University (Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, Prahue), 14 September 2019
  • Flyer
  • Website

 

XXXVI UNESCO-SEG-SGA Curso Latinoamericano de Metalogenia

  • Lima, Peru, 23-29 May 2019
  • Confirmed Instructors: D. Cooke, L. Fontboté, K. Kouzmanov, S. Rosas, J. Thompson, L.Torró, J. Vallance
  • 23-25 May 2019: Theoretical-practical sessions at PUCP University, Lima
  • 26-29 May 2019: Field trip to ore deposits in central Peru (Leaders: L. Fontboté, S. Rosas, J.Vallance)
  • Important! Deadline for grant applications and pre-registration (limited space): 17 March 2019
  • Website

 

First Colloquium of the SGA Turkey Student Chapter

  • Denizli, Turkey, 14 April 2019
  • Flyer

 

The Geology of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits - Modular Course at Colorado School of Mines

16th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology

  • Freiberg, Germany, 03-06 December 2018
  • Flyer

 

Seafloor Resources Workshop

  • Karlsruhe, Germany, 24 October 2018
  • Flyer

 

5th Short Course on African Metallogeny, Moanda, Gabon, 10-14 October 2018

Workshop for Geologists "Fusing geochemistry and structural geology for exploration, mining and research"

  • two 1 1/2 da courses in Helsinki, Finland (21-22 May 2018) and in Lulea, Sweden (24-25 May 2018)
  • for more information please download the first circular here

Short course on “Exploration Geology” organized by Black Forest-Alpine SGA Chapter

Gold Short Course by Prof. David I. Groves

  • Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, 19-20 May 2018
  • for more information please download the flyer here

15th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology
"Skarn Deposits"

  • Freiberg, Germany, 4-6 December 2017

Workshop on “PGE (Platinum Group Elements) / PGM (Platinum Group Minerals) in the oceanic paleolithosphere”

  • November 30-December 1, 2017
  • Barcelona Student Chapter

XXXV UNESCO-SEG-SGA Curso Latinoamericano de Metalogenia
"Geology and Geochemistry of Magmatic and Magmatic-Hydrothermal Ore Deposits of the Central Andes"

  • University of Buenos Aires (UBA), School of Geological Sciences, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7-16 November 2017

12th Ore Deposit Model and Exploration workshop

  • Changsha, China, November 2017

Short Course on Hydrothermal Ore Deposits (Orogenic Gold, Porphyry-related Systems, Epithermal Systems, Iron Oxide Cu-Au Deposits, VMS and more!)

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawam Ontario, Canada, 21-28 October 2017

Subduction Related Ore Deposits

  • Trabzon, Turkey, 23 - 26 September 2017

Central Europe SEG/SGA Meet & Greet

  • Caravan Camp Valek, near Prague, Czech Republic, 15 - 17 September 2017
  • For more information, please visit the home page and the event page

4th SGA-SEG-UNESCO-IUGS Short Course on African Metallogeny 

"Granite-related ore deposits in the Great Lake Area"

  • Kigali, Rwanda, 5-9 June 2017

SEG Field Exploration Geology Vol. VI
"Mineral deposits of Slovak Ore Mountains"

  • Slovakia, 24 - 30 April 2017

14th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology
"Iron Oxide Copper Gold and Iron Oxide Apatite Deposits"

  • Freiberg, Germany, 7-10 December 2016
  • for more information and registration, please click here

11th "Ore deposit model and exploration"

  • Guiyang, China, 6-11 November 2016

Ressources Minérales: "Du Terrain a l´Expérimentations"

  • Toulouse, France, 7-9 June 2016

SEG Field Exploration Geology Vol. V
"Mineral deposits of the Krusne hory / Erzgebirge"

  • Czech Republic / Germany, 25 April-1 May 2016

XXXIV UNESCO-SEG-SGA Curso Latinoamericano de Metalogenia
"El sistema Pórfido (Incluyendo Yacimientos Epitermales) - Yacimientos tipo IOCG - Geología y Metalogenia Andes Centrales"

  • Copiapó, Chile, 20-30 April 2016

SGA Seminar on Northern Fennoscandian Ore Deposits and 3/4D Modelling

  • Lulea, Sweden, 7-8 September 2015; Pre- and post-seminar activities for SGA student members: 3-5 and 9 September 2015
  • For more information click here

SEG Field Exploration Geology Vol. VI
"Mineral deposits and geology of the Oberpfalz"

  • Czech Republic / Germany: 4-8 May 2015

MAC-SGA co-sponsored short course 46
"The Geology and Geochemistry of Uranium and Thorium deposits"

  • Montreal, Canada, 2-3 May 2015

SGA Student Chapter field trip to Iberian Pyrite Belt

  • 20-29 April 2015; Field trip: 5-9 July 2015

XXXIII UNESCO-SEG-SGA Curso Latinoamericano de Metalogenia
"Hydrothermal systems: a voyage from the source to the ore"

  • Campinas, Brazil, Theoretical sessions: 1-4 July 2015; Field trip: 5-9 July 2015

4th SGA-SEG-UNESCO-IUGS Short Course on African Metallogeny 

"Mineral Ressources-Based Sustainable Development in Africa"

  • Addis Ababa, Ethipoia, 23-31 March 2015

13th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology
"Rare Earth Elements Deposits"

  • Freiberg, Germany, 8-12 December 2014

XXXII UNESCO-SEG-SGA Latin American Metallogeny Course

  • Quito, Ecuador, 19-26 May 2014
  • For more information click here

3rd SGA - SEG - UNESCO - IUGS Short Course on African Metallogeny
"Mining in Africa"

  • Marrakech, Morocco, 29 September – 3 October 2014

8th annual workshop on "Ore Deposits Models and Exploration"

  • Hefei, China, 9-15 December 2013

12th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology
"Granite-related Mineral Systems"

  • Freiberg, Germany, 
2-6 December 2013

SGA workshop on mineral deposits related to acid magmatism

  • Barcelona, Spain, 19-21 September 2013

SGA short course "Gold deposits: From Theorie to Exploration Practice"

  • Prague, Czech Republic, 14-16 September 2013

7th annual workshop on "Ore Deposits Models and Exploration"

  • Guangzhou, China, 13-19 January 2013

11th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology
"Automated Mineralogy & Petrography for Geometallurgy"

  • Freiberg, Germany, 
5-7 December 2012