The SGA (Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits) is a global non-profit organization that focuses on promoting research and knowledge exchange in the field of mineral deposits and related geosciences. One of its key activities is organizing international conferences that bring together experts from academia, industry, and government agencies to discuss the latest research findings, innovative technologies, and best practices in mineral exploration, mining, and processing.

The upcoming SGA Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, promises to be a premier event for the global mineral deposits community. The conference will take place from the 28th of August to the 1st of September 2023, and will feature a diverse program of technical sessions, poster presentations, short courses, field trips, and networking opportunities. The theme of the conference is “Mineral Resources for a Sustainable World”, which reflects the growing need for responsible and sustainable mining practices to meet the increasing demand for mineral resources while minimizing the environmental impact and social consequences.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to mineral deposits, including but not limited to ore genesis, mineral exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, environmental and social aspects of mining, and the role of mineral resources in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The conference will also feature plenary lectures by renowned experts in the field, as well as special sessions on emerging topics and regional case studies.

Overall, the SGA Conference in Zurich promises to be an exciting and informative event for anyone involved or interested in mineral deposits and related geosciences. It provides a unique platform for exchanging ideas, learning about the latest developments, and networking with peers from around the world. The Centre for Exploration Targeting will be attending the upcoming conference as a group, with a delegation of researchers and students, presenting the latest and state-of-the art research on economic geology.