Modul economic geology of elemental raw material

(Lecture room K1)


Economic geology of hydrocarbon deposits


January 13

10.15 - 10.45. Hydrocarbon deposits in Artic regions Ivette Weitz

10.45 - 11.15. Oil-gas reserves of M-V Benjamin Kögel

11.15 - 11.45. Hydrocarbon deposits of Northern Patagonia (Argentina) Anne-Sophie Blaschke


January 20

10.15 - 10.45. North Sea hydrocarbon deposits Andre Baldermann

10.45 - 11.15. Gulf coast hydrocarbon deposits Claudia Nickel

11.15 - 11.45. Athabasca oil (tar) sands Marko Lipka


January 27

10.15 - 10.45. Enhanced oil recovery using CO2 gas Josephin Mühlbach

10.45 - 11.15. Shale oil extraction techniques Niels Jessen

11.15 - 11.45. Baltic Oil Shale Basin (including Kukersite) Sebastian Stumpf


February 3

10.15 - 10.45. Palaeozoic coal deposits of the Ruhr area, Germany- Ilka Pfeifer

10.45 - 11.15. Australian coal deposits Sabine Matting

11.15 - 11.45. Ocean floor methane clathrates Thomas Korth



Other topics

Persian Gulf hydrocarbon deposits FREI



540181/83 Economic geology of ore deposits


November 4

10.00 -10.45 Exhalative venting and black smokers on the sea floor (volcanic massive sulphides): e.g. the VMS deposits of the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus Josephin Mühlbach


10.45- 11.30 Uranium deposits (various origins): e.g. The Rössing uranium deposit, the Oklo reactor (Gabon) Claudia Nickel


November 18

10.00 -10.45 Fluid-mixing and metal precipitation: e.g. the Olympic Dam iron oxide-copper-gold deposit, South Australia Marko Lipka


10.45- 11.30 Silicate-sulfide immiscibility, new magma injection, magma mixing, magma contamination and sulfide immiscibility: e.g. the komatiite-hosted Ni-Cu deposits at Kambalda (Western Australia), the Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex, the Sudbury Ni-Cu deposits. Thomas Korth


11.30- 12.15 Crystal fractionation and formation of monominerallic chromitite layers: e.g. the UG1 chromatite seam, Bushveld Complex Sebastian Stumpf


November 25

10.00 -10.45 Magmatic-hydrothermal fluids associated with granite intrusions: porphyry copper deposits, Chile (e.g. La Escondida), The MacTung tungsten skarn deposit, Yukon, Canada, polymetallic mineralization associated with the granites of Cornwall, southwest England. Ilka Pfeifer


10.45-11.30 Metals and Meteorites. Anne-Sophie Blaschke


11.30- 12.15 Diamond bearing kimberlites and lamproites: e.g. The Orapa diamond mine (Botswana), the Argyle diamond mine (Western Australia), mines in Sibera (USSR). Benjamin Kögel


December 9

10.00- 10.30 Magmatic-hydrothermal processes in volcanic environments: e.g. the Kasuga and Hishikari epithermal Au-Ag deposits, Kyushu, Japan. Niels Jessen


10.30-11.00 Alteration and metal precipitation: e.g. the Golden Mile, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia- an Archean orogenic gold deposit, Witwatersrand, South Africa. Martin Konwert



December 16

10.00- 10.30 Sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX) processes and the circulation of orogeny driven aqueo-carbonic fluids (Mississippi Valley type deposits) : e.g. the Red Dog Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Alaska Twin Creeks- A Carlin type gold deposit, Nevada. Andre Baldermann


10.30-11.00 Chemical precipitation and sedimentation: e.g. banded iron-formations: the Mount Whaleback iron ore deposit, Hamersley Province, Western Australia, precipitation of Manganese nodules. Ivette Weitz


11.00- 11.30. Placer processes: e.g. the alluvial diamond deposits of the Orange River, southern Africa. Sabine Matting