Call for proposals for the 18th biennial SGA meeting 2025

The SGA is now open for proposals for organisation of the 18th biennial SGA meeting to be held in 2025.  We would like to encourage the mineral deposit community to submit proposals to host and organise this meeting.  The proposals should be submitted to Jan Pašava, the SGA Executive Secretary ( by friday September 16th 2022.

Attached is a guide for organising and managing SGA biennial meetings.  


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


The 1st SGA Field Conference - Rescheduled for July 2023. 

The field conference to be held in the Mt Isa Region, Queensland, Australia has been re-scheduled to 31st July to 4th August 2023.  The original flyer for the course can be accessed here.  The conference website will be updated with new information over the coming year -


Change in Regional VP for Australia/Oceania. 

The regional VP for Australia/Oceania has changed.  Dr Roger Skirrow who has been the regional VP in recent years has resigned from his position after recently retiring from Geoscience Australia.  We would like to take the opportunity to thank Roger greatly for his service to the SGA.

The new regional VP for Australia/Oceania fter a unanimous decision by the SGA council will be Professor Cam McCuaig.

Cam is currently the Principal Geoscientist within the Geoscience Centre of Excellence, for BHP Billiton. He received his Honours degree in Geology and Energy and Fuel Science from Lakehead University in 1988, and his PhD in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. In the subsequent employment with the international firm SRK Consulting, Cam rose to the position of Director in the Australasian practice, where he garnered 10 years experience in providing solutions to the mining and exploration industry, from greenfields exploration to mine-based geology and valuations of projects. Cam’s experience spans 6 continents and numerous commodities in geological terranes ranging from mid-Archaean to Eocene in age, including Au deposits of all styles, polymetallic intrusion-related and skarn deposits, volcanic-hosted massive-sulphide deposits, Archaean komatiite-hosted Ni, sediment-hosted Cu, amongst others. In August 2005, Cam left SRK to take up the Directorship of the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia and was in this position for 11 years before moving to BHPB.


The 55th Anniversary of the SGA and Mineralium Deposita!

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the SGA and our journal Mineralium Deposita, the 55 most-cited articles from Mineralium Deposita are now available for free on the Springer website at the following link: