Dr. Mathias Burisch

Dr. Mathias Burisch-Hassel (Neé Burisch)

E-mail: mathias [dot] burischatmineral [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Phone: +49 3731 392657

Fax: +49 3731 392610

Room: 1.69. (Werner Bau)

Brennhausgasse 14

09599 Freiberg - Germany

Research Interests

  • Mineral Systems Analysis
  • Critical raw materials
  • Geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology of hydrothermal ore deposits
  • Mineral resources
  • Ore-forming processes
  • Fluid inclusions
  • Trace elements and halogens in fluids
  • Fluid-rock, fluid-fluid and fluid-gas interaction
  • Thermodynamic modelling  

If you are looking for a BSc/MSc project, feel free to contact me to discuss potential topics.



  • Fluid inclusion analyses (MSc)
  • Introduction to ore geology (BSc)
  • Research seminar (PhD/MSc/BSc)
  • Aqueous geochemistry (in prep)


  • 2013 - 2016: Dr. rer. nat., University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2010 - 2012: M.Sc., University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2007 - 2010: B.Sc., University of Freiburg, Germany 


  • 2020 Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt Award of the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • 2020 Waldemar Lindgren Award of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG website)
  • 2016 Best oral presentation at the 1st GOOD meeting, Germany


 Google Scholar Profile, Scopus Profile

27.) Burisch, M., Markl, G. and Gutzmer, J. (accepted): Break up with benefits - hydrothermal vein systems related to the disintegration of a supercontinent. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

26.) Swinkels, L.J., Burisch, M., Rossberg, C., Oelze, M., Gutzmer, J. and Frenzel, M. (accepted): Gold and silver deportment in sulfide ores – a case study of the Freiberg epithermal Ag-Pb-Zn district, Germany. Minerals Engineering.

25.) Reinhardt, N., Gerdes, A., Beranoaguirre, A., Frenzel, M., Meinert, L.D., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M.(submitted): Timing of magmatic-hydrothermal activity in the Variscan belt – LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology of skarn-related garnet from the Schwarzenberg district, Erzgebirge. Mineralium Deposita.

24.) Burisch, M., Frenzel, M., Seibel, H., Gruber, A., Oelze, M., Sanchez-Garrido, C. and Gutzmer, J. (submitted): Li-Co-Ni-Mn-REE mineralization of the Western Erzgebirge, Germany - A potential source of battery raw materials. Mineralium Deposita.

23.) Guilcher, M., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M. (submitted): Timing of native metal-arsenide (Ag-Bi-Co-Ni-U) veins in continental rift zones – New insights from LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology of carbonates from the Erzgebirge/ Krušné Hory province (Germany and Czech Republic). Chemical Geology.

22.) Guilcher, M., Schmaucks, A., Krause, J., Markl, G., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M. (2021): Vertical Zoning in Hydrothermal U-Bi-Co-Ni-As-Ag Systems – A Case Study from the Annaberg-Buchholz District, Erzgebirge (Germany). Economic Geology. In Press.

21.) Swinkels, L.J., Schulz-Isenbeck, J., Frenzel, M., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M. (2021): Spatial and temporal evolution of the Freiberg epithermal Ag-Pb-Zn district, Germany. Economic Geology. In Press (online).

20.) Reinhardt, N., Frenzel, M., Meinert, L. D., Gutzmer, J., Kürschner, T., and Burisch, M. (2021): Mineralogy and Fluid Characteristics of the Waschleithe Zn skarn – a distal part of the Schwarzenberg mineral system, Erzgebirge, Germany. Ore Geology Reviews. In Press (online).

19.) Haschke, S., Gutzmer, J., Wohlgemuth-Ueberwasser, C. C., Kraemer, D., and Burisch, M., (2021), The Niederschlag fluorite-(barite) deposit, Erzgebirge/Germany—a fluid inclusion and trace element study. Mineralium Deposita. In Press (online).

18.) Frenzel, M., Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Slattery, A. D., Wade, B. P., Gilbert, S., Ehrig, K., Burisch, M., Verdugo-Ihl, M. R., and Voudouris, P., (2020): Halogens in hydrothermal sphalerite record origin of ore-forming fluids. Geology, v. 48, p. 766-770.

17.) Walter, B., Scharrer, M., Burisch, M., Apukthina, O. and Markl, G. (2020): Limited availability of sulfur promotes copper-rich mineralization in hydrothermal Pb-Zn veins: a case study from the Schwarzwald, SW Germany. Chemical Geology, v. 532, p. 119-158.

16.) Burisch, M., Gerdes, A., Meinert, L.D., Albert, R., Seifert, T., and Gutzmer, J., (2019): The essence of time–fertile skarn formation in the Variscan Orogenic Belt. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 519, p. 165-170.

15.) Burisch, M., Hartmann, A., Bach, W., Krolop, P., Krause, J. and Gutzmer, J. (2019): Genesis of hydrothermal silver-antimony-sulfide veins of the Bräunsdorf sector of the classic Freiberg silver mining district, Germany. Mineralium Deposita, v. 2 (54), p. 263-280.

14.) Bauer, M.Burisch, M., Ostendorf, J., Krause, J., Frenzel, M., Seifert, T. and Gutzmer, J. (2019): Trace element geochemistry of sphalerite in contrasting hydrothermal fluid systems of the Freiberg district, Germany: insights from LA-ICP-MS analysis, near-infrared light microthermometry of sphalerite-hosted fluid inclusions and sulfur isotope geochemistry. Mineralium Deposita, v. 2 (54), p. 237-262.

13.) Krolop, P., Burisch, M., Richter, L., Fritzke, B. and Seifert, T. (2019): Antimoniferous vein-type mineralization of the Berga Antiform, Eastern-Thuringia, Germany: A fluid inclusion study. Chemical Geology. Volume 508, p. 47-61. 

12.) Bauer, M., Seifert, T, Burisch, M, Krause, J, Richter, N, Gutzmer, J (2019): Indium-bearing sulphides from the Hämmerlein polymetallic skarn deposit, Germany – Evidence for late-stage diffusion of indium into sphalerite. Mineralium Deposita. Mineralium Deposita, v. 2 (54), p. 175-192.

11.) Burisch, M., Walter, B.F., Gerdes, A., Lanz, M. and Markl, G. (2018): Late-stage anhydrite-gypsum-siderite-dolomite-calcite assemblages record the transition from a deep to a shallow hydrothermal system in the Schwarzwald mining district, SW Germany. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 223, p. 259-278.

10.) Walter, B.F., Burisch, M., Fusswinkel, T., Marks, M., Steele-MacInnis, M., Wälle, M., Apukhtina, O.and Markl, G. (2018): Multi-reservoir fluid mixing processes in rift-related hydrothermal veins, Schwarzwald, SW-Germany. Journal of Geochemichal Exploration 186, p. 158-186.

9.) Burisch, M., Walter, B.F. and Markl, G. (2017): Silicification of hydrothermal gangue minerals in Pb-Zn-Cu-fluorite-quartz-barite veins. Canadian Mineralogist 55, p. 501-514.

8.) Walter, B.F., Burisch, M., Marks, M.A.W. and Markl, G. (2017): Major element composition of fluid inclusions from hydrothermal vein-type deposits record eroded sedimentary units in the Schwarzwald district, SW Germany. Mineralium Deposita 52, p. 1191-1204.

7.) Burisch, M., Gerdes, A., Walter, B.F., Neumann, U., Fettel, M., and Markl, G., (2017): Methane and the origin of five-element veins: mineralogy, age, fluid inclusion chemistry and ore forming processes in the Odenwald, SW Germany. Ore Geology Reviews, 81(1), p. 42-61.

6.) Markl, G., Burisch, M., Neumann, U., (2016): Natural fracking and the genesis of five-element veins. Mineralium Deposita 51(6), p. 703-712.

5.) Burisch, M., Marks, M.A.W., Nowak, M. and Markl, G. (2016): The effect of temperature and cataclastic deformation on the composition of upper crustal fluids - An experimental approach. Chemical Geology 433, p. 24-35.

4.) Burisch, M. Walter, B.F., Wälle, M. and Markl, G. (2016): Tracing fluid migration pathways in the root zone below unconformity-related hydrothermal veins: Insights from trace element systematics of individual fluid inclusions. Chemical Geology 429, p. 44-50.

3.) Walter, B.F., Burisch, M. and Markl, G. (2016): Long-term chemical evolution and modification of continental basement brines - a field study from the Schwarzwald, SW Germany. Geofluids 16, p. 604-623.

2.) Stober, I., Jodocy, M., Burisch, M. and Person, P. (2013): Tiefenwässer im Oberen Muschelkalk-Aquifer des Oberrheingrabens und des Südwestdeutschen Molassebeckens. Grundwasser, v. 18 (2), p. 117-127.

1.) Stober, I., Jodocy, M. and Burisch, M.  (2013): Auswirkungen der physikalischen Eigenschaften von Tiefenwässer auf die thermische Leistung von Geothermieanlagen und die Aquiferparameter, Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften, 41, p. 9-20.