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.
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.
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heide
phone: +49 3731 39-2665
fax: +49 3731 39-3129
email: gerhard [dot] heidemineral [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
Dipl.-Min. Andreas Massanek
phone: +49 3731 39-4650 and -2001
fax: +49 3731 39-2122
email: Andreas [dot] Massanekgeosamm [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
Due to renovation measures, all exhibitions of the Geoscientific Collections are expected to be closed until 30.06.2019.