The official entry of Jantar grupa as a private company in the field of geology occurred on December 15, 2000, when a round-table on the topic of “Geology – How to Go On?” has been organized by the company Jantar grupa from Belgrade and the Department of Economic Geology at the Faculty of Mining and Geology in Belgrade. During the 1990s, the founder of Jantar grupa Mr. Dušan Simić worked as an assistant at the Department of Economic Geology, hence numerous contacts that later directed him, in terms of advice and selfless assistance, to founding the company itself.
The long family tradition has certainly had an impact on this. His grandfather Vasilije Simić was a geologist and Doctor of Science who, even before World War II, was the director of the Geological Survey of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The tradition then passed on to his father and uncle who had successfully worked in geology for a lifetime, both in the country and abroad. The two brothers are also geologists, while the fourth generation of geologists is successfully completing their studies.