Gold Short Course 2018 (Prof. David I. Groves)

  We would like to thank you all for participation at two-day Gold Short Course by Prof. David I. Groves and we are looking forward seeing you again! Please find our online gallery with photos from short course and post-course field trip.



Link for downloading the presentation slides here (repaired)

We would like to invite you to a two-day Gold Short Course by Prof. David I. Growes from the Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA, Australia. The course will take place on the 19th-20th May 2018 in the building of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6. The ice-breaker is planned for the evening of 18th May (Friday), start at 5 pm. Attendance on the short course is for free thanks to SGA Educational Fund, but the field trip is charged by 160 EUR for SGA members and 280 for non-members.

  For any question about the Gold Short Course please contact us on Registration form for Gold Short Course and information about our post-short course field trip please find in the links below.

Please send your registrations on the email above. (In case of not responding please try to contact us on our personal emails).


Schedule of Gold Short Course



Before 9 am: morning coffee

9:00- 1st lecture: Introduction to orogenic gold

10:35- coffee break

10:55- 2nd lecture: The crustal continuum and genetic models for orogenic gold

12:30- lunch time

14:30- 3rd lecture: Critical factors controlling the formation of orogenic gold

16:05- coffee break

16:25- 4th lecture: Exploration targeting for orogenic gold

18:00- expected end of the Saturday program




Before 9 am: morning coffee

9:00- 5th lecture: Introduction to intrusion-related gold deposits (IRGDs)

10:35- coffee break

10:55- 6th lecture: Nature of hybrid magmas and genesis of IRGDs

12:30- lunch time

14:30- 7th lecture: Carlin-type gold deposits of Nevada and China

16:05- coffee break

16:25- 8th lecture: Iron-oxide copper-gold deposits: nature and genesis

18:00- expected end of the Sunday program

*Cancelling with refund is possible only until two weeks before each trip.
**Organizers reserve the right to cancel a field trip for lack of participants.
***Besides Icebreaker party and coffee breaks, food and drink is not provided by the organizers of the Shortcourse.

Guide: Transport, dining, etc.

Registration form for the Gold Short Course and field trip

Informations about our post-Short Course field trip

Articles about the issue to see beforehand- Gold Short Course files:

GSF Giant Gold Provinces
Lithos Paper
Hronsky et al. Paper MIDE-S-11-00118[1]
GSF-D-17-00399. Jiaodong. pdf
GSF Kalgoorlie Vielreicher

The International Raw Materials Career Days in Krakow

EIT RawMaterials, with the AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow, and their affiliate IATI (the Institute Freeway of Technology and Innovation) would like to warmly invite you to attend the International Raw Materials Career Days in Krakow, Poland on May 21-24, 2017, for which admission is free.

The main event of the International Raw Materials Career Days will be the Raw Materials Careers Fair on Tuesday May 23, which will have as exhibitors leading European companies of the raw materials sector, spanning the full value chain of raw materials, including Boliden, DMT, BASF, KGHM, Mine Master, ZGH Boleslaw, and several others. The event will be attended by graduate students and alumni from over 15 world-class technical universities with strengths in the raw materials sector, from Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden, and Finland, and will be open to the public and independent professionals.

Venue: foyer of A-0 building of the AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow, located at Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, in the city center.

Time: May 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 21 May (12:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm, A-0 building of AGH University) – Short Course in Geochemical Exploration offered by Dr. Denis Schlatter, EurGeol, PhD, CEO of Helvetica Exploration Services from Switzerland (open to students only, full details to be circulated shortly).

Monday 22 May (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Continuation of the short course.

Tuesday 23 May (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Raw Materials Careers Fair.

Tuesday 23 May (11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., A-0 building of AGH University) – Conference: ‘Raw Materials in the Polish Economy’ with presentations by the Chief Geologist of the Country, Secretary of State, Prof. Mariusz Orion-Jędrysek, as well as other senior government speakers and the managers of leading Polish raw material sector companies, including KGHM, ZGH Boleslaw, PGNiG, PGE, followed by a panel discussion (full details to be circulated shortly).

Tuesday 23 May (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., A-0 building of AGH University) – PCRec project meeting, dealing with the exchange of information on new technologies for recovering raw materials from waste, mainly WEEE.

Wednesday 24 May (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 213, A-0 building of AGH University) – 3rd edition of the Conference „Young Researchers’ Innovative Ideas: Science-Start-up-Industry” consisting of PhD students and young researchers presenting to the industry various innovative solutions of their authorship (social, organizational, product marketing, and process-related).

Wednesday 24 May and Thursday 25 May (full day) – visits to KGHM’s kupferschiefer copper-silver and to the Wieliczka salt mines (a UNESCO world heritage site), organized by the Baltic Student Chapter of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral deposits (SGA), who will also be holding their Annual Meeting.

Contact: Dr. Mike Mlynarczyk: ; Mob (+48) 697 713 617


Lecture: Volcanic-epithermal submarine high-sulfidation contexts and VMS magmatic-hydrothermal systems

SGA Student Chapter Prague invites for a lecture by Prof. Jorge Relvas (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) about Volcanic-epithermal submarine high-sulfidation contexts and VMS magmatic-hydrothermal systems.

The SGA Keynote Speaker Program

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 14:50
Venue: Faculty of Science, Charles University, Ložiskové sbírky room, First floor, Albertov 6, Prague 2
Contact: (Chapter president)


                  in Czech ↓                                        in English ↓

Relvas-prednaska Relvas-lecture

Lecture: Gold exploration in the North of Europe

Our Chapter invites you on lecture of our former president Kateřina Schlöglová (ETH Zürich), who will talk about the gold exploration in the North of Europe.

Lecture will be held in Czech English in room PP (Petrologické praktikum) on Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, Prague 2 and will start at 13:10, 21st March 2017.


Invitation to SGA Student Chapter Prague Christmas party

Our Chapter invites you to a Christmas party, which will take place on 13th December 2016 at 18:00 pm in room Ložiskové Sbírky (LS, second floor of the building A6, Albertov 6, Prague 2).

besidka.16In the first part will be a brief presentation of recent activities, discussion of upcoming events and followed by free entertainment in the pre-Christmas atmosphere.
At the meeting will be also collected membership fees for 2017, which is € 10, or the equivalent in Czech crowns of 280 CZK.

We look forward to meeting you.


ECROFI conference 2017

ECROFI 2017 (European Current Research On Fluid Inclusions) is a biennial international conference dedicated to fluid and melt inclusions.

When: 23-29 June 2017                                                                  Website here:Logo-ECROFI-Final-proposition-2-noir-21

Where: Nancy (France).

Importantly: online early registration and abstract submission will open on 9 th January and close on 15 th April 2017.

Tertiary deposits of the Krušné hory Mts. (Erzgebirge)

The last field trip at 2016 (12-13th November) was organized to Tertiary deposits of the Krušné hory Mts. (Erzgebirge).

Starosedelské series of strata (quarry Erika)

Erika quarry

First day was in schedule visit of locality Valeč with nice samples of hyalite in pyroclastics and tuffs of Doupovské hory Mts. Then we moved to visit Sokolov brown coal basin, where we’ve seen active quarry Družba, ongoing recultivation on quarry Medard-Libník and sand quarry Erika with important sedimentary profile of Starosedelské series of strata. On the way to Boží dar village, where we slept, we stopped at the heap of abandoned copper mine Helena near Tisová (Kraslice).



Second day we moved more on the northeast to visit active phonolite quarry Mariánská skála in Ustí nad Labem city with nice samples of zeolites (natrolite) and then looked at the pseudokarst fluorite cave on the Děčínský Sněžník Mt. exposed thanks to fluorite mining.

Seven Chapter members participated on this excursion led by Mgr. Jan Bubal.

For more photos click here.

SEG Short Course – Mineral Exploration Geochemistry

When: 24-25th November 2016

Where: Brno (Czech Republic) at Masaryk University, Department of Geological Sciences (address – Kotlarska 2, Brno)

Leader: Benedikt Steiner, MSci. (Director of xplORE Global Ltd. and Lecturer in Exploration and Mining Geology at the Camborne School of the Mines, University of Exeter, UK).

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For more informations contact member of the SEG Student Chapter (Masaryk University Brno) Vojtěch Wertich at his email address