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Environmental startup ideas competition at university of Miskolc

Blog post published by University of Miskolc, translated to English below. Click HERE to read the original post (in Hungarian).

The University of Miskolc’s Startup Ideas Competition focused on today’s environmental problems, with ten teams submitting their entries. In the project presentation final, the first place was won by HydroGen, a team of students from the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Engineering, with their idea to start a company researching natural hydrogen sources.

The ‘National EIT KIC Raw Materials Partnership for the Development of Innovation Ecosystem – HAPAKO Project’ (2021-1.2.1-EIT-KIC-2021-00003), which organises this year’s first semester Startup Idea Competition, is open for entries in the fields of raw materials research, circular economy and waste recovery.

The competition aims to give innovative young people the opportunity and support to create their future businesses. This will be supported by a cash grant to the winners. This year, for the first time, the competition was open to foreign students, with seven teams taking part.

In the final of the Startup Idea Competition on 30 November, the jury of experts awarded three winning teams.

The first place was won by HydroGen, a team of students from the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Engineering (Gábor Babos, Krisztofer Török, Péter Mátyás), with a plan to start a hydrogen research company that would offer an environmentally friendly solution using natural hydrogen.

The second prize-winning team ByprodEx (Moataz Mohamed, Gomaa Abdelrahman, Hadeer Ahmed Ali Hassan, PhD students in geophysics) is developing an application that would support the recovery of industrial waste from companies through an electronic marketplace.

Third place was awarded to the Grassroots team (Rayhan Aldızan Farrenzo, Zeynep Kezer, Makhosi geology students), who would produce soap and candles from used cooking oil.

A special prize was awarded to the Pickapp team (Péter Gál Zoltán Gál, law student, and his colleagues), who would support the collection of PET bottles and aluminium cans with a “door-to-door” collection service in the mandatory deposit scheme starting in 2024.

Label Induction Day for TIMREX and AMIR students

On Friday, October 27th, we hosted the Label Induction Day for our first-year TIMREX and AMIR students currently enrolled at the University of Miskolc. TIMREX students from Uni-ZG (RGNF) – Zagreb – have joined the event online.

During the Label Induction Day, Imre Gombkötő, a dedicated member of the EIT-RM ECLC team, provided an informative overview of the numerous opportunities available to students within the labeled programs, with a strong emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Additionally, Zsolt István, a staff member from the University of Miskolc, delivered a presentation on the university’s vibrant innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. He highlighted the various talent-management programs that the university offers to support and nurture our students’ development.

Steering commitee meeting – September 2023

The TIMREX consortium was together in Luleå, Sweden, for the annual Steering Committee meeting that was hosted by the education partner LTU (Luleå University of Technology). This opportunity brought together representatives from the partners in order to discuss the current state of the education programme, leassons learned, and the plan for the future activities.

Firstly, we discussed the conclusions and findings from both the pilot and second cohorts, followed by discussions on administrative points and the application wave that will be launched for WUST. Another important topic was the thesis semester for the pilot cohort – in which the topic proposals were analysed and discussed between the programme representatives.

The closure of day 1 was dedicated to a session with students from the pilot cohort. Their feedback on impressions and expectations was invaluable in shaping the project’s future, and we appreciate their dedication and resilience.

The second day of meetings started with discussions on the continuation of TIMREX. Project partners discussed the timeline, improvement points and opportunities for the partners to continue its legacy and relevance towards aspiring students in mineral exploration.

As an EIT RawMaterials project, project management issues were discussed such as the timeline and milestones to pursue in the upcoming months. The consortium is committed to fulfill the obligations on reporting and promotion activities, to guarantee that the target audiences remain aware and interested in the TIMREX programme.

Planning for fieldwork weeks in 2024 was another topic, in which we discussed the coordinating logistics and proper planning of activities. Lastly, we established a roadmap for the closure months of 2023 with regards to KPIs and deliverables; as well as the structure of the tasks in 2024.

TIMREX Zagreb admission opened!

LinkedIn post by Professor Sibila Borojević Šoštarić:

August 22, 2023

Dear students,

EIT RawMaterials funded MSc labelled programme in mineral exploration TIMREX Project had opened admission for University of Zagreb/Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, Croatia intake for academic year 2023/24!

Check our requirements and application procedure here:

Cohort 2023/24 starting at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering will enrol new university MSc programme in Applied Geology and Geological Engineering – Module Exploration and Environmental Geology (accredited, registration procedure ongoing), and select between preferred mobility routes:

Zagreb (year 1) – Miskolc (year 2)

Zagreb (year 1) – Wroclaw (year 2)

Application documents must be submitted by September 22nd, 2023, at the latest to Assoc. Prof. Ana Maričić at ana.maricic@rgn.unizg.hr.

Looking forward to answering your additional questions!

Sibila Borojević Šoštarić and Ana Maričić.”


TIMREX Summer School 2023!

29 May – 02 June 2023, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Introduction

The objective of the school is to introduce innovative mineral exploration methods and techniques with special focus on metallic mineral commodities. The program is designed for earth science master students, primarily from the East-South-Eastern European (ESEE) region. Master students from field of mining engineering are also welcome.

Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) is currently in the focus of European mineral resource exploration due to its critical raw material potential, with over 120 critical raw materials deposits and occurrences known in B&H. During the summer field school students will have opportunity to visit three different and significant mineral regions in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
First region to visit is Ljubija iron ore region with three open-cast pits: Omarska, Adamuša and Ciganuša. Second one is the Jajce bauxite-bearing region and the third one is polymetallic mining area of Vareš town.

Application

Students of the TIMREX Summer Field School will have the opportunity to investigate all this impressive raw material deposits from iron ores to bauxite and dimension stone and to learn importance of data collection, analysis, modelling and interpretation of results as the first major step in exploration and exploitation decision making. The TIMREX project supports the participation of the students by a scholarship up to 400 € to cover the travel and subsistence costs during the summer school field programme. Arrival to and from Zagreb is not covered by the project. Eligibility for the scholarship will be defined by external evaluators based on the completed registration form:

Upon successful completion of the summer school a certificate on 3 ECTS is given to the students.

Application deadline: 2 May 2023, 23:59 (CET)

Site location

Omarska, Adamuša and Ciganuša open-cast pits near Prijedor are part of the Ljubija sideriteankerite-limonite ore region related to Early Permian intracontinental rifting containing 50 iron ore deposits and over 100 ore occurrences. Primary carbonate iron ores are siderite and ankerite while limonite is a secondary oxidised ore. Manganese content is several percent. Omarska is the most significant iron ore deposits with primary ore within Carboniferous clastic and carbonate rocks. Unlike Adamuša and Ciganuša pits, Omarska pit is still active where ore is processed in a modern gravity – magnetic separation processing plant. Sideritelimonite ore body in Adamuša pit, according to rough estimation, is 800 m in length, 500 m in width and with thickness up to 40 m while siderite-ankerite and limonite ore bodies in Ciganuša pit have dimension of 1,600 x 1,200 m and total area of 1.25 km2.

In the Jajce bauxite-bearing area numerous high-quality karst bauxite deposits, with high Al2O3 and low SiO2 content, are located. In Bešpelj, Crvene Stijene, and Poljane districts bauxite exploration and exploitation are done by underground methods while Skakavacdeposit is exploited by surface exploitation. Furthermore, two quarries of dimension stone are associated with bauxite deposits: Crvene Stijene, presented by reddish breccias, and polymict grey conglomerates in the hanging wall to bauxite deposits, and Poljane with light grey fossiliferous limestones from footwall of bauxite deposits.

The mining town and area of Vareš has a significant mining history dating back to Bronze Age.

Several iron and polymetallic (lead, zinc, barite, silver, gold) deposits within a 30 km x 10 km sedimentary formation were discovered there. The polymetallic mineralization in the Vareš region is associated with Middle Triassic advanced rifting. Mineralisation includes siderite, manganese-rich hematite, barite, pyrite, marcasite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite and Pb-sulphosalts.

Program

(L) = Lectures

(PC) = Practical classes, demos

(F) = Field programs

(S) = Social programs

INTRODUCTORY ONLINE LECTURES

23 May 2023

Time Topic Leaders
16h00-17h00
(L) Regional Geology of the Western Balkans
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF
17h00-18h00
(L) Overview of metallic mineral deposits of BIH
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF

24 May 2023

Time Topic Leaders
16h00-17h00
(L) Innovative analytical methodologies in exploration
geochemistry
István Márton,
Stockwork Ltd
17h00-18h00
(L) Integration, interpretation and modelling of
multielement geochemical and geophysical datasets
Tomislav Brenko, UNIZG-RGNF;
Jasna Orešković, UNIZG-RGNF

25 May 2023

Time Topic Leaders
16h00-17h00
(L) Specific exploration methods of dimension stone
deposits
Ana Maričić, UNIZG-RGNF
17h00-18h00
(L) Karst Bauxites - potential REE resources?
Andrea Mindszenty, Eötvös
Loránd University, Budapest

SUMMER FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAMME

28 May 2023

Time Leaders
15h00-16h00
Meeting in Zagreb, Pierottijeva street 6
16h00-19h00
Travel to Prijedor (BIH) and accommodation

29 May 2023

Time Location Topic Leaders
09h00-13h00
Prijedor
(F) Omarska open-pit mine
Topic: geochemistry of Iron and manganese
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF
13h00-14h00
(F) Visit to the ore processing plant (gravity –
magnetic separation)
Local geologist
14h00-15h00
(S) Lunch
15h00-18h00
(PC) Cabinet work in groups: Link between geochemistry and field mineralogical
data
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF;
Tomislav Brenko, UNIZG-RGNF
(PC) Cabinet work in groups: Link between ore geochemistry before and after processing
19h00-
(S) Dinner

30 May 2023

Time Location Topic Leaders
09h00-13h00
Prijedor
(F) Adamuša and Ciganuša – iron ore open-cast pit Topic: geological setting and main features of deposits influencing the exploitation
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF;
Local geologists
13h00-14h00
(S) Lunch
14h00-16h00
(F) Advanced geophysical methods in mineral
exploration (Magnetometry, Electric resistivity
tomography – ERT) – differences between
methods and advantages of geophysical
methods during exploration of deposits
Josipa Kapuralić, UNIZG-RGNF
16h00-18h00
Jajce
Travel to Jajce
19h00-
(S) Dinner

31 May 2023

Time Location Topic Leaders
08h00-12h00
Jajce
(F) Jajce underground bauxite mine Topic: observation of stratigraphical setting influencing exploitation
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF;
Local head geologist at
Rudnik boksita Jajce
12h00-15h00
(F) REE geochemistry observations / profiling at open-pit Skakavac profile
Tomislav Brenko, UNIZG-RGNF
15h00-17h00
(F) Dimension stone quarry: specific issues of dimension stone exploration and resource assessment
Ana Maričić, UNIZG-RGNF
17h00-19h30
Travel to Kakanj
20h00-
(S) Dinner

1 June 2023

Time Location Topic Leaders
09h00-15h00
Kakanj /
Vareš
(F) Vareš mining area.
Topic: precious and base metal site
development
Local geologists
15h00-16h00
(S) Lunch
16h00-18h00
(PC) Geochemistry and core analysis cabinet work Importance of data analysis and modelling of different data sets during exploration phase, and its influence on exploitation
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF;
Local geologists
19h00-
(S) Dinner

2 June 2023

Time Location Topic Leaders
08h00-12h00
Kakanj
(PC) Students’ presentations – work in groups. Students will present their results. Each group will present different sets of data that are connected to iron ores, bauxite and dimension stone deposits
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić,
UNIZG-RGNF;
Tomislav Brenko, UNIZG-RGNF; Ana Maričić, UNIZG-RGNF
12h00-13h00
(S) Closing event + Lunch
13h00-18h00
Return to Zagreb / return home from Sarajevo

Course leaders

Sibila Borojević Šoštarić

Sibila Borojević Šoštarić is Professor at the University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. Her main scientific interest in detailed mineralogical, petrological, and geochemical analysis with emphasis on ore deposits, mineralization and metallogeny.

Ana Maričić

Ana Maričić is Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb – Faculty of
Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. Her main scientific interest is
in assessment and qualification of natural building stone, aggregates, sand
and gravel deposits and determination of its of properties and durability
when used in civil engineering constructions.

Tomislav Brenko

Tomislav Brenko is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. His main scientific interests include detailed geochemical and mineralogical analyses, statistical modelling of data and provenance studies in geoarchaeology, with an emphasis on iron ore.

István Márton PhD

István Márton has been working in the exploration and mining industry as an Exploration Geologist and Geochemist, involved in target generation, greenfieldand brownfield- exploration and geometallurgical works in 8 countries being focused on Cretaceous–Miocene epithermal Au-Ag, polymetallic carbonate replacement Pb-Zn-Cu-Au, porphyry Cu-Au-Mo, sedimentary rock-hosted gold and Archean orogenic gold deposits. Since 2009 he is working also as visiting lecturer at the University of Babeş–Bolyai University teaching Introduction to Ore Deposits and Economic Geology courses and supervises bachelor/master student projects. More recently ha is acting as principal geoscientist consultant at Dundee Precious Metals with focus on exploration geochemistry, 3D modelling and drill target generation efforts of the company in greenfield and near-mine projects in Bulgaria, Serbia, Armenia and Canada.

Andrea Mindszenty

Andrea Mindszenty is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Applied Geology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She has worked for 10 years as an exploration geologist in the aluminium industry in Hungary and abroad (Nigeria, Pakistan, VietNam, Cuba); visited and studied bauxite deposits of India and those of the Mediterranean countries like Italy, former Yugoslavia etc. She joined the University staff in 1981 and has worked in the education of students of geology ever since then. She was co-leader of IGCP Project 287 „Tethyan Bauxites” in 1989-1993. Her major research interest has been: Unconformity-related phenomena (Bauxites and Paleosols/Paleokarst, Travertines, Submarine hardgrounds), Carbonate diagenesis/porosity evolution, Urban Geology, and REE-enrichment in bauxites and Bayer-residue. Currently she is national correspondent of Hungary for the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).

TIMREX at Education Fairs in February and March 2023

The University of Miskolc (HU), coordinating institution in TIMREX, will be representing the study programme in several international fairs that will be held in February and March 2023. These events will happen in Kazakhstan, India, Egypt, and Azerbaijan. Therefore, local students are welcome to join the fairs and contact representatives of TIMREX in case they are interested in the newly developed EIT-labelled MSc programme in Mineral Exploration!

The agenda in the upcoming weeks is the following:

  • 26 February, Mumbai (India) 13:00 – 17:00: https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-mumbai/
  • 27 February, Bangalore (India)  13:00- 17:00 : https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-bangalore/
  • 4 March, Cairo (Egypt)15:00-19:00: https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-cairo/
  • 11 March, Baku (Azerbaijan)13:00-1:00: https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-baku/
  • 18 March, Astana (Kazakhstan) 12:00-16:00 : https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-astana/
  • 19 March, Almaty (Kazakhstan) 12:00-16:00 : https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-almaty/
  • 25 March, New Delhi (India) 13:00-17:00 : https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-new-delhi/

In case you are joining one of these student fairs, feel free to reach out to us!

Partner Introductory Event

On 13 December 2022 the TIMREX consortium organised an event to introduce the non-academic partners to the students. The Partner Introductory Event was an opportunity for students to learn about the activities and added value from industry partner in TIMREX with regards to innovations in mineral exploration and the opportunities for students to join their activities. In addition, it provided an overview about the competence needs required by the raw materials industry from graduates.

The event is primarily organized for students of the TIMREX pilot cohort and for students interested in applying to the future TIMREX cohorts. All speakers made their presentations available for download – so the future TIMREX students can understand the added value provided by the industry component of the education program, and how to take part in it:

We look forward to preparing our students for the competitive market in Mineral Exploration!

Progress meeting in Zagreb, Croatia

The TIMREX consortium had the first opportunity to meet in person to conduct a Steering Committee meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. This assembly happened on the 3 – 4 October 2022, divided in two periods, to discuss the ongoing activities and the objectives for the next months. In this opportunity, each partner had a representative to contribute to the decision-making process within TIMREX, led by the Project Coordinator Ferenc Madái – University of Miskolc. 

After a round of introductions between the participants, the agenda started with discussions regarding the EIT Label application and labelling process, which is within the scope of WP3. These discussions were followed by the adjustment of the joint curriculum, with contribution from both the education and industry partners. Part of the education programme is dedicated to mentoring on entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the development of modules to address this demand – which was also covered in the discussion block.

The following day started with fine-tuning the ongoing pilot cohort (2022/2023), with the purpose of introducing TIMREX’s added value to students at the partner universities. After that, there was a joint discussion about outreach tools, such as promotional videos, to be developed and published in the upcoming months. The final discussions covered the plan to implement the field work for the summer field camp program for 2023.

As a conclusion, the Project Coordinator summarized the discussions and provided an overview about the roadmap for 2022 KPIs, deliverables, and preparation for 2023 tasks.

Summer School 2022

Objectives

The objective of the school, held on 7 – 11 June 2022, was to introduce innovative mineral exploration methods and techniques with special focus on exploration of hydrothermal ore deposits. Keynote lectures about magmatic-hydrothermal ore forming processes were given by prof. Laurence Robb. The program was designed for earth science master’s students, primarily from the East-South-Eastern European (ESEE) region, but other master’s students from the field of mining engineering were also welcome.

The TIMREX Summer School 2022 program counted with the participation of 32 students,  whose selection criteria was evaluated by a dedicated commitee, based on a structured registration process.

A scholarship of up to 500€ was provided by TIMREX, to cover the travel and subsistence costs.

Testimonials

Árpád Ádámcsik 

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the summer school. It would have been a shame to miss this opportunity and I hope that I will have the chance to attend the next one in the future. I was able to learn a lot of things that I hadn’t had the opportunity to learn or hear about at university until now. I will try to make use of them and develop them further in the coming time. We have made a lot of new friends and hope to work with many of them in the future. Thank you very much to the organisers for this event and for giving us the opportunity to have such events as university students.”

Daniel Vasile

“It was amazing. We were presented with the newest, most innovative methods used in exploration geology. I am very pleased with the overall experience. The information we receive every day is very valuable to me. The particular interest of study revolved around metalliferous ore deposits and that is exactly what I wished for. Everybody, from the teachers to the students was very sociable, happy and wonderful, beautiful people in general. It was an experience for the books. I want to thank everybody and hopefully, I’ll be there for the next one.”

Deligiorgis Vasilios

“Very good connections between courses and field excercises.”

Ernest Konadu-Yiadom

“I have shared a post about it on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6943197353247973376/) and Facebook.”

Filip Petrić

“I liked how humble the location and venue looked like, whilst containing much substance and depth. We visited many sites and saw brand new technology in action – something that made me really interested and invested in this summer school. The professors were friendly, communicative and a master presenters. I enjoyed every lecture, although i didn’t know much about the topics before hand (i am a mining engineer). The pace i was learning new information and skills was unprecedented for me, and the organizers made sure the timetable was flexible so we could finish the topic before with quality and style. The organization of this summer school was surprisingly good, and although we were in a rush many times it was all worth it due to the quality information we were given. The food was a blast and the atmosphere the students and Telkibanya resonated was refreshing.”

Irma Becelyte

“Timex summer school taught me many things starting from the geology of the region to the most innovative exploration techniques. I got a better understanding of igneous ore-forming processes, data interpretation, and visualization methods. Different geological talks were presented by professionals who’ve known a subject the best; lecture materials were supplemented with examples and useful practicals. I am very glad that I had an opportunity to participate in this summer school, which gave me a lot of knowledge and brought me together with so many nice people.”

Karla Štiberc

“The whole program was fulfilling, innovative, educational and captivating. Organisers took care of our travelling and everything that we needed there. All the lecturers were well prepared and open to every question and discussion. Fieldwork was related to lectures. Free time was also well organised and filled with sightseeing and social activities. I had a great time and heard a lot of applicable information for my studies and future career.”

Will McCreery

“I absolutely loved this course. The professors and instructors were well-organised, thorough, and provided a great view of the future of the geologist. The students they selected were engaged and focused, and everyone was extremely friendly. Attending the summer school was a delight.”

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The upcoming TIMREX Summer School 2022

Objectives

The objective of the school is to introduce innovative mineral exploration methods and techniques with special focus on exploration of hydrothermal ore deposits. Keynote lectures about magmatic-hydrothermal ore forming processes will be given by prof. Laurence Robb. The program is designed for earth science master students, primarily from the East-South-Eastern European (ESEE) region. Master students from field of mining engineering are also welcome.

Telkibánya is a well-known historical mining site of the Carpathian region, and the locality provides a good environment for field practice complementing the theoretical parts of the summer school.

The TIMREX project supports the participation of the students by a scholarship up to 500 € to cover the travel and subsistence costs. Eligibility for the scholarship will be defined by external evaluators based on the completed registration form.

Site location

Telkibánya - Hungary

Program

(L) = Lectures

(PC) = Practical classes, demos

(F) = Field programs

(S) = Social programs

7 June

Time Topic Leaders
09:00 - 10:00
(L) Exploration challenges in the ESEE region, scope of the short course
Ferenc Mádai
10:00 - 11:00
(L) Telkibánya geological setting and mining history
János Földessy
11:00 - 12:00
(L) Careers in economic geology for young geoscientists
Laurence Robb
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
(S) Mining museum visit
14:00 - 15:00
(L) Magmatic-hydrothermal ore-forming processes (porphyry Cu-Mo and epithermal Au-Ag deposits)
Laurence Robb
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
(L) Hydrothermal processes (1, 2) - physical & chemical properties of aqueous solutions, fluid inclusions, ore-fluid compositions, solubility of metals in aqueous solutions, hydrothermal alteration
Laurence Robb
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 -
(S) Barbecue, open fire

8 June

Time Topic Leaders
09:00 - 10:00
(L) Hydrothermal processes (3) – precipitation mechanisms with examples
Laurence Robb
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
(L) Sensors and field-based solutions for obtaining spectral chemistry information
Boglárka Topa
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
(L) Advanced statistical analysis of multivariate (big) datasets
Norbert Szabó
14:00 - 15:00
(F) Fieldwork 1: Educational path: Teréz-adit, Jó-hill gold mine pits, Koncfalva ruins of Medieval processing plant, soil sampling
(F) Fieldwork 2: Mária-adit: hydrothermal alteration measurement, XRF, LIBS, spectral gamma radiation
Mádai F, Móricz F
Topa B, Zajzon N
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 -
(S) Barbecue, open fire / local pub

9 June

Time Topic Leaders
09:00 - 10:00
(L) New and innovative analytical methodologies in exploration geochemistry.
Integration, interpretation and modelling of high- precision multielement and hyperspectral datasets
István Márton
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 17:00
(PC) Geochemical data evaluation practical part (groupworks: soil geochemistry dataset analysis, drillcore multispectral analysis)
Topa B, Zajzon N, Leskó M
Mádai F, Papp R, Márton I
17:00 -
(S) Kosice sightseeing and dinner

10 June

Time Topic Leaders
09:00 - 10:00
(L) UAV-based remote sensing data acquisition and integration in 3D models
Richárd Papp
10:00 - 12:00
(L) Advanced geophysical methods in mineral exploration
Geogold Kárpátia
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
(F) Pálháza perlite quarry site visit
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
(PC) Pálháza quarry drone demo and interpretation
Geogold Kárpátia
16:00 - 18:00
(F) Mád Király-hill clay mineralization
Éva Hartai
18:00-
(S) Tállya vine tasting and dinner

11 June

Time Topic Leaders
09:00 - 10:00
(L) Innovative solutions for and challenges in underwater spaces: sensor development, robotization
Zajzon N, Papp R
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
(L) Two fresh exploration thesis works from the Tokaj Mountains
Simon I, McCreery W (University of Oxford)
12:00 - 13:00
(L) Next Generation Exploration Award group presentation
NGEA team members
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

Course leaders

Laurence Robb (FRSSAfr CGeol PrSciNat)

Before moving to the United Kingdom, Laurence Robb was Professor of Economic Geology in the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa, and between 2001-2005, also Director of its Economic Geology Research Institute (EGRI). He is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. He has worked for over 30 years on many the great mineral districts of the African continent and is currently involved in research on the metallogeny of Myanmar/Burma and also Western Sahara. His main field of expertise is in granite related mineral deposits – he is also the author of the text-book, ‘Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes’ that is widely used all over the world. He served a term as President of the Geological Society of South Africa in 1999-2000 and was President of the Society of Economic Geologists, based in Denver, USA, in 2017.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Péter Szabó

Prof. Dr. Norbert Péter Szabó obtained his M.Sc. degree in geophysical engineering in 1999 from Faculty of Mining Engineering, University of Miskolc. He has been continuously working from graduating at the University of Miskolc. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2005. Since 2019, he has been a full professor at the Department of Geophysics. He is currently the head of Geophysical Department and vice-dean for scientific affairs at the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering. He conducts research on geophysical inversion and exploratory (multivariate) statistical methods and their applications in earth sciences (mainly water and hydrocarbon prospecting). He delivers lectures on well logging, gravitational and magnetic exploration methods, engineering and environmental geophysics and geostatistics.

Dr. Norbert Zajzon

Dr. Norbert Zajzon completed his MSc and PhD studies about mineralogy, geochemistry and solid mineral resources at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. His research subject was instrumental mineralogy and geochemistry related to global environmental crises, mass extinctions. Until now he is dedicated to numerous analytical techniques in the geoscience field. He is an associate professor at the Institute of Mineralogy and Geology, and head of the Mineralogy – Petrology Department, University of Miskolc (Miskolc, Hungary), teaching instrumental mineralogy, ore deposits and astronomy and planetology and head of the microprobe laboratory and co-leader of the 3D laboratory. He has experience in numerous H2020 projects, like Robominers, or UNEXMIN where he was the coordinator. UNEXMIN project. The UNEXMIN results leaded to its continuation the EIT Raw Materials financed UNEXUP project where he also is the coordinator. He is also the scientific advisor of the UNEXMIN Georobotics Ltd, which was founded by the UNEXMIN consortium.

István Márton PhD

István Márton has obtained BSc and Msc in Romania at the Babeș–Bolyai University, Cluj and University of Bucharest, respectively. Following a 3 years period working as Exploration Geologist in Apuseni Mts (Romania) he continued studies at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where he obtained PhD in 2008. After a short academic post-doc research period he has joined the exploration industry and since then, he has been working in the exploration and mining industry as an Exploration Geologist and Geochemist. The lecturer has been involved in target generation, greenfield- and brownfield- exploration and geometallurgical works in 8 countries being focused on Cretaceous–Miocene epithermal Au-Ag, polymetallic carbonate replacement Pb-Zn-Cu-Au, porphyry Cu-Au-Mo, sedimentary rock-hosted gold and Archean orogenic gold deposits. Since 2009 he is working also as visiting lecturer at the University of Babeş–Bolyai University teaching Introduction to Ore Deposits and Economic Geology courses and supervises bachelor/master student projects. More recently the Lecturer is acting as principal geoscientist consultant at Dundee Precious Metals with focus on exploration geochemistry, 3D modelling and drill target generation efforts of the company in greenfield and near-mine projects in Bulgaria, Serbia, Armenia and Canada.

Richárd Zoltán Papp

Richárd Zoltán Papp is the Managing Director at UNEXMIN GeoRobotics Ltd. He graduated from the Environmental sciences BSc at the Eötvös Loránd University and then from the Earth science engineering MSc at the University of Miskolc. He completed his PhD studies in mineralogy at the University of Miskolc and participated in the UNEXMIN (H2020) and UNEXUP (EIT RawMaterials) projects as a research fellow. Recently he is the head of the UNEXMIN Georobotics Ltd., the successor enterprise of the UNEXMIN project aiming to commercially exploit the multi-robot platform. The company positions itself as a R&D and commercial technology service provider capable of significantly extending the framework for mineral exploration and data acquisition methods, with robotic solutions (initially with underwater surveying) and integration of available geoscientific data acquired for greenfield or brownfield deep deposits exploration /development.

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DEADLINE: 4 APRIL 2022