News Listing

Sep 28

Read about the geochemistry of LCT pegmatites in northcentral Nigeria here!

Jul 12

Attention all authors: The Geological Society (GSL) - our publishing partner for GEEA - has made agreements with numerous universities whereby Open Access fees have been either fully covered or discounted. Furthermore, these agreements include access to all GSL journal publications. More contracts are in the works. For detailed information, click here

Jun 16

Read about integrating geochemical and mineralogical data for the central Victorian goldfields in Australia- click here for more.

May 20

The Association’s journal Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment Analysis is seeking submissions for a thematic set of papers dealing with hydrochemical applications in exploration and the environment.

More details

May 20

Read about the discovery of Australia’s first caesium deposit in EXPLORE issue 190.

Jan 19

The UNESCO Lecture Series "Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society" is being organised in collaboration with IUGS and iCRAG, and starts 26 January 2021 (recurring series of lectures through April 1, 2021).

Additional information and a link to register are available here.


Dec 21

The EXPLORE December 2020 newsletter is now available. This issue includes an article describing measuring seasonal variations in stream water chemistry using a portable photometer with case histories from British Columbia, Canada.

You can view this issue here.

Oct 13

The Technical University of Darmstadt invites applications for two new full-time faculty positions: Full Professorship - Aquatic Geochemistry and Full Professorship - Soil Mineralogy/Soil Chemistry.

For more information, click on the links below:

Sep 14

Congratulations to the first recipients of the Cameron-Hall Copper Medal. The first award of this new medal and for the year 2019, is the recent paper in GEEA (vol. 19, Part 4, p. 474-486) entitled ‘Identification of the expression of earthquake induced surface flooding by groundwater using detailed regolith mapping at the buried Atlántida Deposit, northern Chile” written by A.E. Brown, P.A. Winterburn, and T. Bissig. 

For more information, please visit the Cameron-Hall Copper Medal page.

Aug 05

CSRIO announces the following training workshop to be held virtually on September 8 and 9, 2020: "Automating the
Geological Interpretation of Drill Hole Data

More information can be found in the workshop flyer.

Aug 05

AAG congratulates Gwendy Hall for being elected as the newest honorary fellow - more detail about Gwendy's achievements can be found here.

Jul 14

The Association of Applied Geochemists is pleased to announce that the 2019 Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to exploration geochemistry is awarded to Professor Benedetto De Vivo, University of Napoli Federico II (retired), Italy. Click here for more details.



Jun 10

Catchment analysis for the interpretation of stream sediment data. See the new stream sediment case study for northern Vancouver Island, Canada hosted in the “Case Studies” section on the AAG website and download the data. For access, AAG members click on ‘Case Studies’ in the main menu on the home page.

Apr 23

AAG celebrates 50 years!

50 years ago in April 1970, the Association was founded to advance the science of geochemistry, especially as it relates to exploration and related research with J. Alan Coope as our first president.

Mar 17

The March issue of EXPLORE is now available! Feature article: “Rapid sampling and geochemical analysis in the field, Nullarbor Plain, Australia” by Ryan Noble and colleagues.

Feb 23

Presenting new results from the Geological Survey of Canada - Highlights from Natural Resource Canada's Targeted Geoscience Initiative and Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Program. For more information, click here.

Dec 07

Call for papers: Big Data Advances in Exploration and Environment Geochemistry

Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEEA) is calling for papers to be submitted to
the above thematic collection.


Sep 23

EXPLORE 184 published - read about rapid hydrogeochemistry in the field using portable equipment and the current status of applied geochemistry in Mexico. You can download a copy here.

Jul 29

Open Position: Associate Professor of Critical Minerals - The University of Adelaide

- Lead Critical Minerals Research in a rewarding environment.

Jun 24

In Memory of our beloved colleague, Dr. Peter Winterburn. Dear colleagues, friends, applied geochemists and geoscientific community- it is with great sadness that we must inform you of the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Peter Winterburn, who passed away on June 21 in Chile, where he had recently moved back after many years away. We will sincerely miss our friend and our grief is great. We will always remember his important contribution to the development of our discipline. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Jun 13

The June 2019 issue of the EXPLORE newsletter has just been released!

Read about gold dispersion in transported cover sequences of Western Australia here.

Feb 20

New AAG Councillors that have been elected for 2019-2020: John Carranza, Patrice de Caritat, Dave Heberlein, Tom Meuzelaar, Renguang Zuo.

AAG is excited about their nomination, and grateful for their willingness to serve. Details for each new council member are provided in the bios below.

John Carranza

Patrice de Caritat

Jan 26

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in GeoEnvironmental Engineering, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

The deadline for applications is February 22, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to

Dec 12

Exploration Geology short course. Theoretical foundations and practical training in mineral exploration geochemistry and geology, alteration geochemistry and ore interpretation. Uni Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.