Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA

August 3-7, 2025








Our 18th Biennial Meeting

Join us at the Colorado School of Mines for the 18th biennial meeting of the world’s premier forum for exchange of ideas on a broad range of issues related to mineral deposit research, exploration, development, and the environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in four days of exciting technical sessions, oral and poster presentations, topical plenary talks, field trips, workshops, and other social activities.  Student talks will be particularly welcome and student attendance will be supported by the SGA and the meetings sponsors.

Why Golden?

Golden is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of downtown Denver in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Founded in the mid-19th Century by gold miners, Golden City was the first capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory. Golden is home to the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), which was founded in 1874. CSM is currently ranked as one of the top schools in the U.S. for engineering and geology.

Besides history and culture, Golden offers modern lodging options, high-quality restaurants, and nationally-renowned breweries and museums.

Golden Colorado
Geography of Mineral Colorado

Some of the most important mineral districts in the world are just a short drive away. Among these are molybdenum (Climax, Henderson), and gold (Creede) deposits, and the location of Golden provides easy access to states in the western United States that host world-class deposits of gold, silver, REE, lithium, and copper.

Colorado School of Mines Campus
Colorado School of Mines Campus
Colorado School of Mines Campus

What to Expect

Provisional Technical Program

Four days of oral and poster presentations with themes that could include:

  • Metallogenic evolution of the North American continent
  • Sedimentary processes and ore formation: A session honoring the career of Dr. David Leach
  • Targeting mineral systems in metamorphic terranes
  • Case studies of critical mineral-rich deposits
  • Ore deposits associated with magmatic systems
  • New frontiers in analytical techniques
    for the explorationist
  • Application of structural geology
    to understanding ore controls

Workshops/Short Courses

The meeting will offer a wide variety of workshops and short courses before and after the main conference. Those interested in offering one, please contact the organizing committee.

For more information, please contact

Provisional Field Trips

  • Carlin deposits, Nevada
  • Major porphyry and skarn deposits, Utah and Nevada
  • Epithermal and critical mineral systems
  • Porphyry molybdenum, Colorado
  • Gold mineral systems, Alaska
  • Yellowstone hydrothermal system, Wyoming

Evening social programs and accompanying persons program will also be offered.

More Details Coming Soon!