The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) is an international scientific society that promotes the science of mineral deposits geology. Its worldwide membership of over 1300 is composed of researchers, professionals and students from university, industry and government interested in economic geology, mineral resources, industrial minerals and environmental aspects related to mineral deposits. Its publication, Mineralium Deposita, is recognized as a premier international scientific journal on mineral deposits geology. The SGA organizes, beside the biennial scientific meetings, international short courses and workshops and publishes the proceedings. The SGA also supports student chapters.

The objectives of the SGA are:

  • To advance the application of scientific knowledge in the study and the development of mineral resources and their environment,
  • To promote the profession of geology in science and industry,
  • To cultivate personal contacts for mutually beneficial relationships,
  • To protect and improve professional and ethical standards among its members.

The SGA was founded in 1965 in Heidelberg and incorporated in Switzerland in 1971.


Local Organising Committee

Conference Chairs

Cyril Chelle-Michou (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Nicolas J. Saintilan (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Scientific Program Chairs

Massimo Chiaradia (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Zoltán Zajacz (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Field trip Chairs

David Dolejš (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Jochen Kolb (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Short Course Chair

Kalin Kouzmanov (University of Geneva, Switzerland)