About the SGA

About the SGA

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. In addition to biennial scientific meetings, the SGA organizes international short courses and workshops and publishes proceedings. The SGA also supports student chapters.

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

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.