The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) is an international scientific society that promotes the science of mineral deposits geology. To learn more about 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 society with global membership in over 50 countries.

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SGA members can get free colour plates in papers published in Mineralium Deposita. Members are eligible toreduced registration fees at SGA Biennial Meetings and at meetings co-sponsored by the SGA. Members benefit HUGE discounts on SGA publications.

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.

2nd European Mineralogical Conference - 11-15 September 2016, Rimini, Italy


You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the SGA-sponsored sessions entitled

 P30 - Gem materials
Gaston Giuliani, Lee Groat and Federico Pezzotta

P31 - High-tech metal minerals in Europe
Krister Sundblad and Erik Jonsson

  P34 - Platinum group minerals and accessory minerals: development in their characterisation
Oskar Thalhammer, Anna Vymazalová and Federica Zaccarini

  P35 - Potenital mineral deposits of critical platinum group elements
Fernando Gervilla and Kari Kojonen

  P36 - The future of critical metals: mineralogy, metallogenesis and geometallurgy
John Bowles, Nigel Cook and Hannah Hughes

within the Theme 9 on

Mineral deposits and raw materials


The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) offers 8 travel grants to SGA students to participate at the 2nd European Mineralogical Conference. For more information see here.

Deadline for abstract submission is open until 9th Mai 2016.

Make use of the “Early Bird” registration now. The reduced registration rate will be available until 9th Mai 2016.

35th International Geological Congress - 27 August - 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the SGA-sponsored Symposium entitled

 "The Crustal Gold Cycle"

within the SGA-SEG sponsored theme on

Gold Mineralizing Systems

Gold occurs in a great variety of deposit types, most important of which are the Witwatersrand-type, orogenic-type, porphyry and epithermal deposits. Their secular distribution and relative economic significance in terms of gold endowment reflect not only a wide range of transport media and trapping mechanisms but also major changes in the principal gold-concentrating processes and the re-working of crustal gold throughout Earth history. Recent work has shown that sequestration of gold from the mantle into the continental crust followed overall crustal growth rate, and first large-scale (pre-) concentration of gold into crustal rocks was essentially controlled by the evolution of the atmosphere and biosphere. This symposium will deal with all aspects of the concentration and remobilization of gold into the various gold deposit types, including systematic changes in the style of gold mineralization from the Archaean to the Present. In addition, contributions towards the process mineralogy and beneficiation of gold ores are invited. The symposium is likely to form the backdrop to planned field excursions to some South African gold mines (Witwatersrand Basin, Barberton Greenstone Belt)

Make use of the “Early Bird” registration now. The reduced registration rate will be available until 31st Mai 2016.