17th Freiberg short course in economic geology 1.-4.12. 2019

Každoroční Short Course ložiskové geologie ve Freibergu. Letošní program na téma: Iron and Manganese Ore deposits.

Mezi dalším programem se můžete těšit na uvítací ice-breaker party v ložiskových sbírkách TU Bergakademie Freiberg, možnost navštívit výstavu Terra Mineralia a užít si sváteční atmosféru na vánočních trzích.

Bližší info a registrace dle pokynů v emailu.

16 th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology – meeting with Representatives of Baltic Chapter and SGA members from Germany

Traditional SGA event in Freiberg is happening this year. Short Course´s title being Zinc Deposits. TU Bergakademie Freiberg is presenting premiere host speakers in the field of Zinc economical geology in four days of lectures.
The Short course will be hosted as usually in the academy interiors. Event organisers will traditionally meet us at icebreaker welcome party in academy´s ground.
For more detail info via email.
Your SGA Team

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 gold.course.prague@gmail.com. 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: michal.mlynarczyk@eitrawmaterials.eu ; Mob (+48) 697 713 617


Announcement of field trip: Ore and fluorite deposits of the Krušné hory / Erzgebirge Mts.

Date: May – June 2017
Number of participants: 12-15DSCN7616
Program: Two-day field trip will be mainly devoted to Fe ores and fluorite deposits in the central part of the Krušné hory / Erzgebirge Mts.
Contact person: Jakub Mysliveček (mysli.warp@seznam.cz


  1. day: visiting of Fe-ore deposits Horní Blatná (heap Concordia), Mýtinka (skarn outcrop, heap), Horní Halže (old surface mining zone), Mědenec (Mědník hill), Přísečnice / Černý Potok (old surface mining zone) and Kovářská fluorite deposit.
  2. day: visiting of fluorite deposits Hradiště (heap), Blahuňov (heap), Moldava (heap, fluorite vein outcrop), Vrchoslav (fluorite vein outcrop).

Announcement of field trip: Mineralogical sites of Kutná Hora and its surroundings

Date: 29.4. – 30.4. 2017
Number of participants: 15-20
Program: Two-day field trip after mining and mineralogical interesting places around Kutná Hora
Contact person: Mgr. Jan Bubal (bubal.honza@gmail.com)


  1. day: visiting of museum adit Sv. Jiří in Kutná Hora, St. Barbora temple, Vrchlice valley (slag heap after ore mining, adit and heap of St. Antonín Paduánský, a quarry Vrbový mlýn), Kaňk near Kutná Hora (areal of formal mine Turkaňk, heap).
  2. day: visiting of quarries near Kutná Hora and Čáslav (Markovice/Libodřice, Vlastějovice, Bohdaleč), minerals sites Borek, Kožlí, Přibyslavice.

Invitation: 1-day excursion after heritage stones of significant buildings and artworks of Prague

Where: most of the time in the centre of Prague
When: 31st March 2017

The excursion will be focused on the use of heritage stones that come from different parts of the country. Will be visited for example Romanesque church of Sts. Cross, Žofín, National Theatre, statue of František Palacký and many other sights. Expert commentary will lead Dr. Barbora Dudíková Schulmannová from the Czech Geological Survey.

Meeting will be in the morning (time to be announced) in front of seat of the Czech Geological Survey. To participate on the excursion is necessary to log on by email on email address michalcurda@centrum.cz to 26th March 2017. For more information contact directly Michal Čurda on previous email address please.

In following on this one-day event is planned two-day field trip which will lead to the quarries where these important heritage stones were and are mined and processed (eg. Ruprechtice, Lázně Bělohrad – quarry Javorka, Lipnice, Bernartice and others). This trip is planned to the end of June.


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.