The Association

Founded in 1970, the Association of Applied Geochemists is an international organisation specialising in the field of applied geochemistry whose purpose is to:

  • Advance the science of geochemistry as it relates to exploration and the environment
  • Facilitate the acquisition and distribution of scientific knowledge
  • Promote exchange of scientific information
  • Encourage research and development
  • Sponsor symposia, seminars and technical meetings
  • Support students in applied geochemistry

To achieve these goals, the Association of Applied Geochemists:

  • published the Journal of Geochemical Exploration from 1972 until 2000, and currently publishes GEOCHEMISTRY: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEAA) starting in 2001
  • publishes quarterly a newsletter, EXPLORE
  • publishes in a digital format a bibliography of geochemically oriented papers, now available to AAG Members on the ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED GEOCHEMISTS web page
  • holds biennial International Geochemical Exploration Symposia with associated field trips
  • holds regional meetings of specialised interest and co-sponsors meetings with other scientific societies
  • organises workshops and short courses
  • supports a student paper prize
  • supports a distinguished lecture series
  • and produces, with Elsevier, the Handbook of Exploration Geochemistry, a series of volumes offered to members at substantially discounted rates.

Please find a copy of the AAG Bylaws here (PDF): AAG Bylaws.

For more information on the Association of Applied Geochemists, contact the business office at:


Al Arseneault, Business Manager 
P.O. Box 26099 
72 Robertson Rd. 
Nepean, ON 
Canada K2H 9R0 
Phone: 613 828 0199 Fax: 613 828 9288