Dr. Mathias Burisch



Dr. Mathias Burisch

Dr. Mathias Burisch


Brennhausgasse 14, Zimmer 1.69

Telefon +49 3731 392657
Fax +49 3731 392610
mathias [dot] burischatmineral [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de


 Research Interests

  • Geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits
  • Chemical mechanisms of ore precipitation
  • Element mobility during rock alteration
  • Fluid inclusions
  • Trace elements and halogens in fluids
  • Fluid-rock, fluid-fluid and fluid-gas interaction
  • Thermodynamic modelling
  • Mineral textures
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)
  • Student field trips
  • 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     


Google Scholar Profile, Scopus Profile

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, ME, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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): 42-61.

6.) Markl, G., Burisch, M., Neumann, U., (2016): Natural fracking and the genesis of five-element veins. Mineralium Deposita 51(6), 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, 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, 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, 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, 9-20.