Bavarian Georesources Centre (BGC)
In view of a steadily growing world population and rising material needs, especially in emerging economies, a significantly increased demand of geogenic resources is foreseeable for the coming decades. Even with the ideal optimization of resource efficiency and recycling rates, modern society will, for the foreseeable future, continue to rely even more on the mining of energy and mineral recources. Questions of availability as well as potential conflicts of use will increasingly come to the fore of public interest. This applies especially to Bavaria, where economy and industry in particular depend on the supply of geogenic raw materials.
In order to cope with the increasing interest in the mining extraction of non-renewable raw materials and the increased demand in the future, the expertise in geological resource research and economic geology available at the four large universities was pooled at the Bavarian Georesource Centre (BGC). The BGC university working groups of the
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg,
Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg,
Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich and the
Technical University of Munich
not only provide basic academic research, but also offer a variety of services for the domestic and international economy.
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Hartwig Frimmel,
Dept. for Geodynamics and Geomaterial Research,
Institute for Geography and Geology,
University of Würzburg
- Univ. Prof. Dr. H. Albert Gilg,
Dept. for Engineering Geology,
Technical University Munich
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Reiner Klemd,
Dept. Crustal Dynamics, Geochemistry and Deposit Research,
GeoCentre of Northern Bavaria,
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert Marschik,
Dept. for Geo- and Environment Sciences,
Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Research projects in the Dept. of Geodynamics and Geomaterial Research in the frame of BGC:
Mafic basement of the Mesoarchaean Witwatersrand basin fill: Possible source of the world´s largest known accumulation of gold?
- H.E. Frimmel, P. Emsbo, A.E. Koenig (2009): The Source of Witwatersrand Gold: Evidence from Uraninite Chemistry. Proceedings of the 10th Biennial SGA Meeting, Townsville: 353-355
- A. Hölzing, H.E. Frimmel, V. Voland, K. Dremel, S. Zabler, W.E.L. Minter (2015): The Cover of Mineralium Deposita´s Anniversary Volume Uncovered. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial SGA Meeting, Nancy: 1407-1410
- G.T. Nwaila, H.E. Frimmel, L.W.E. Minter, N.J. Beukes (2015): Provenance and Geochemical Variations in Shales of the Mesoarchaean Witwatersrand Supergroup. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial SGA Meeting, Nancy: 169-172
- H.E. Frimmel, J. Müller (2011): Estimates of Mineral Resource Availability - How Reliable Are They? Akad. Geowiss. Geotechn., Veröffentl., 28 (2011): 39-62
- H.E. Frimmel, J. Müller (2011): Medium-term uranium supply and demand economics. Proceedings of the 11th Biennial SGA Meeting, Antofagasta: 938-940
- H.E. Frimmel (2014): A Giant Mesoarchean Crustal Gold-Enrichment Episode: Possible Causes and Consequences for Exploration. Soc. Econ. Geol., Inc. Special Publication, 18: 209-234.
- H.E. Frimmel (2015): Onset of Crustal Gold Cycle Triggered by First Oxygenic Photosynthesis. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial SGA Meeting, Nancy: 25-28