Ore Deposit Collection


After WERNERs death in 1818, the geoscientific education was subdivided into courses of mineralogy and geology. Therefore, KUEHN started to create a geognostic collection, that was considerably expanded due to extensive mapping campaigns and travels by NAUMANN and v. COTTA. STELZNER arranged an ore deposit collection from this material and BECK has further systematized the collection in later times. SCHUMACHER added a large amount of material from foreign countries. With great scientific precision, he arranged the collection and assambled an extensive ore deposit collection and, hence, he created an outstanding teaching aid.

After World War II the Mining Academy took over important stocks of other geoscientific institutions. Examples are the "Historische Freiberger Reviersammlung", an outstanding documentation of the vein mining from 1820-1913, and parts of the "Annaberger und Marienberger Reviersammlungen". Other important arrivals were the collection from the mine "Einheit" Elbingerode, the collection from the "Uranerz Bonn GmbH" and deposit records from the former "SDAG Wismut".


The following link takes you to some photos of collector's items from the Ore Deposit Collection.

A view into the Ore Deposit Collection
Virtual Tour

The Ore Deposit Collection is subdivided into the following sections:

  • Mechanism of ore deposit formation - principal economic geology (after BAUMANN et al., 1979) and metallogeny (after BAUMANN and TISCHENDORF, 1976)
  • Types of deposits of solid mineral substances - specific economic geology
  • Deposits of Eastern Germany

The collection comprises about 120.000 samples.