(PresseBox) (Freiberg, )25 years after stop of ore mining in the Erzgebirge Mountains in Germany, a new chapter in the prospecting of mineral resources begins. In the coming four years, high-tech metals such as indium, germanium, antimony, selenium, tellurium, rubidium and tantalum will be systematically surveyed for the first time across this traditional mining area.
The expected results of the investigation of the area with a size of approx. 5000 km² are a comprehensive evaluation of the prospectivity and a new metallogenetic map series, which will present information about the relationship between its geological history and the distribution of the minerals.
The project "Prognose wirtschaftsstrategischer Hochtechnologiemetalle am Beispiel des Erzgebirges (WISTAMERZ)" is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) in the frame of the funding priority "r4 - Innovative Technologien für Ressourceneffizienz - Forschung zur Bereitstellung wirtschaftsstrategischer Rohstoffe" within the framework programme "Forschung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (FONA)".
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