Christmas party 2017

Hello everyone,

We would like to invite you to our SGA Christmas party, which will be held on December 12th in the restaurant “U Karla IV.” (a short distance from the faculty, Neklanova 106, Prague). We start at 5:30 pm with a lecture of Mgr. Jan Loun about “The mining of tantalum ores – for black stones on the black continent”. Then we’ll summarize our activities of the last year and then discuss possible events for the upcoming year.

Student membership fee stays 10 EUR or you can pay its equivalent in CZK (260 CZK).

New members are very welcome!

We look forward to meeting you!

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

   We would like to invite you to a two-day Gold Short Course by Prof. David I. Growes from the Center 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. For any question about the Gold Short Course please contact us on Registration form for Gold Short Course and informations about our post-Short Course find in links below.

   We are looking forward to see you in Prague.


1) Gold Short Course (19th-20th May 2018) – series of lectures
Day 1: Orogenic Gold Deposites
Day 2: Gold Deposits on Craton Margins: Intrusion-related, Carlin and IOCG plus Gold-rich VMS Deposites – a newly recognized gold group

2) Post-Short Course field trip (21st-23th May 2018)
Day 1: Historical gold mining district Jílové u Prahy and Zlatý kopec skarn deposit.
Day 2: Ag, Co, As and U deposit Jáchymov with visiting underground mine Svornost. Horni Blatna Sn, Mn and Fe deposites. Historic underground Mauritius mine (skarn deposit).
Day 3: Vrchoslav fluorite deposit and Krupka – Knöttel mining district (Sn, Cu, Mo ores). Back to Prague visit of Podsedice open pit with mining og gem quality garnet called “Czech garnet”.

Registration form for the Gold Short Course and field trip

Informations about our post-Short Course field trip

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


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 (


  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 (


  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 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.


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.