Research Group on Mineral Systems

The geochemical and mineralogical properties of ore deposit are fundamental for resource evaluation, mining, and processing of raw material. Furthermore, they represent an important factor in the management of mine waste handling and rehabilitation activities. The understanding and in-depth knowledge of deposit characteristics is one of the key parameters towards a sustainable raw material production and supply. Against the backdrop of limited availability of conventional raw materials, our research activities are focused on the application and the further development of modern analytical methods and modeling.

The research group “Mineral Systems” of the MRE is engaged in an interdisciplinary approach with the following research topics:

  • mineralogical and geochemical characterization of ore and waste materials
  • estimation and prognosis of environmental impact
  • development of fast and cost-effective tests and methods
  • deposit modeling