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.

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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 v.wertich@gmail.com.

Invitation: 2-day excursion to deposits of Krušné hory Mts. (Erzgebirge)

When: 12 to 13th November 2016 (registrations until 6th November on bubal.honza@gmail.com)

Sleeping is agreed at Boží Dar town.

For more informations check your emails (SGA Chapter Prague members) or contact excursion leader Jan Bubal at his email address above.

14th SGA Biennial Meeting “Mineral Resources to Discover”

The 14th Biennial SGA Meeting will be held in Québec City, Canada, from 20th to 23rd August 2017. The Organizing Committee is already at work to make your visit in the capital of Québec a very interesting experience in science and a discovery to remember.

Important dates:

January 15, 2017: Abstract submission and registration
February 28, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
April 1, 2017: Abstract revision notice
April 15, 2017: Final revised abstract
April 30, 2017: Final acceptance
May 15, 2017: Deadline for early-bird registration

More informations on the conference website.

Field trip to Central Slovakia Neogene Volcanic Field

Traditionally our Chapter organizes autumn field trips to abroad. This time it was to neogene volcanic field in Central Slovakia, in area of Banská Štiavnica and Banská Bystrica. Field trip took place from 7th to 10th October 2016.



First day we visited quarry near Lehotka pod Brehmi. We have seen here a lot of perlite and some obsidian peaces, volcanic glass of neogene age.

Other day we focused on tertiary Fe, Cu mineralization in meta-greywackes and meta-sandstones of permian age in Ľubietová – Podlipa area. Here we visited heaps of mines Johan, Reiner and Dolní Ladislav with nice samples of pseudomalachite and libethenite. Then we moved to Špania Dolina, famous by its historical mining of Fe and Cu ores from deposit Piesky which is also formed by permian meta-sediments affected by tertiary volcanic processes with mesozoic carbonate rocks around. We were collecting here some samples of azurite and malachite.

Sfalerite in quartz vein

sfalerite in quartz vein

Third day our interest was moved to locality Farbiště near Ponická Lehôtka where we can find triassic carbonates penetrated by triassic andezites and ryolites. From primary tennantite and chalkopyrite grew up big amount of secondary minerals. Next we looked at Banská Belá where we were looking for some nice quartz varieties from mesozoic quartzites.

At the last day of excursion we divided into two groups. First group visited active gold mine Rozália and second group visited the heap of this mine. Deposit is evolved in volcanics of Štiavnica stratovolcano (mainly andesites). Before gold there was mined Cu, Pb and Zn. Gold with base metal mineralization is contained in brecciated and/or banded quartz veins.

DSCN167423 members of our Chapter participated on this excursion which was led by Chapter president Ondřej Krátký.

For more photos click here.