Research Area on Mineral Resource Science


The geochemical and mineralogical properties of ore deposits 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 modelling.

In the research area „Mineral Resource Science“ the research group of the same name deals with the following main topics in an interdisciplinary approach:

  • Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of ores and overburden
  • Assessment and prognosis of environmental impacts
  • Development of fast and cost-effective tests and methods
  • Deposit modelling


Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering

  • Wüllnerstr. 2
    52062 Aachen
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