13 Works

The Museum Mineralogia München (SNSB), a geoscientific place of education

Melanie Kaliwoda, Malte Junge , Malte Hentschel & Wolfgang W. Schmahl
The Museum Mineralogia München represents the museum window of the Mineralogical State Collection Munich (SNSB). It shows constantly reprocessed geoscientific topics through diverse special and permanent exhibitions. In addition, there are numerous exhibitions that are particularly well suited to natural science school content. Topics such as volcanism, symmetry, metamorphosis or the chemistry of pigments are worth mentioning here. It is important to us that the projects can be attended by children and young people and...

Raw materials for our everyday life in the context of museum education

Maryam Junge , Melanie Kaliwoda & Wolfgang W. Schmahl
The need of raw materials for our society and our everyday life steadily increased during the last decades. In particular, the technological development demands for a secure supply as well as increasingly more metals. Therefore, a secured supply of raw materials is crucial for the economy worldwide. The supply risks of metals due to limited availability from only few countries became a political debate during the last decade, .i.e. defining the term critical raw materials....

Ultramafic-hosted volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: an overlooked sub-class of VMS deposits forming in complex tectonic environments?

Clifford Patten , Rémi Coltat , Malte Junge , Alexandre Peillod , Marc Ulrich , Gianreto Manatschal & Jochen Kolb
Institute of applied geochemistry, KIT, Germany;Laboratoire de Géologie, CNRS-UMR 8538, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paris, France;Mineralogical State Collection Munich, Germany;Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden;Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg, CNRS-UMR 7063, Université de Strasbourg, France;Volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits have been recognized both in fossil and present-day settings (e.g. mid-ocean ridges (MORs), back-arcs, island-arcs, fore-arcs) and are associated with different lithologies leading to variable metal enrichments. More recently, a sub-type of VMS associated...

Source of metals in ultramafic-hosted VMS deposits: insight from the Troodos ophiolite and ODP Hole 735B

Clifford Patten , Malte Junge & Alexandre Peillod
Volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits associated with mafic-ultramafic rocks show strong structural control and are located at or in the vicinity of low angle detachment faults such as oceanic core complexes (OCC) in mid-ocean ridge environments. These ultramafic VMS deposits are variably enriched in precious (Au-Ag) critical (Co) and the base metals Cu, Zn, and Ni but the source of the metals remains poorly known. The Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, and the ODP Hole 735B on...

GEOWiki@Schule – eine geowissenschaftliche Online-Lernplattform für den Schulunterricht

Magdalena Luise Plitz , Katrin Mühlberg , Donja Aßbichler , Malte Junge & Eileen Eckmeier
Das GEOWiki@Schule ist ein Teilbereich der frei zugänglichen Online-Lernplattform GEOWiki@LMU, das derzeit auf Initiative von Lehramtsstudent:innen entsteht. Ziel ist es Schüler:innen und Lehrer:innen für die faszinierende Welt der Geowissenschaften zu begeistern und sie mit den geowissenschaftlichen Methoden vertraut zu machen. Hierfür sollen geowissenschaftliche Themen und Konzepte so aufbereitet werden, dass sie für Laien und Kinder unterschiedlicher Altersklassen nachvollziehbar sind und problemlos im Schulunterricht eingesetzt werden können. Die Artikel sind dabei in mehreren Ebenen aufgebaut: Im...

Raman spectroscopy as a functional scientific examination method for minerals, rocks and meteorites in the modern Geosciences

Melanie Kaliwoda , Malte Junge , Felix Hentschel , Wolfgang W. Schmahl , Fabian Dellefant & Claudia Trepmann
Mineralogical State Collection Munich, SNSB and Ludwig Maximilians University, LMU, Germany(1);Ludwig Maximilians University, LMU, Germany(2);Raman spectroscopy is becoming an increasingly important investigative tool in modern geosciences. So it has been applied in the examination of a variety of materials, including meteoritic and igneous rocks, as well as natural and synthetic minerals and crystals. This is not least due to the many advantages of Raman spectroscopy, like very fast measurements, small spot size or different samples...

Latest Achievements with drill core scanning based on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy applied to 6 meter of drill core through Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa

Jeannet Meima , Dieter Rammlmair & Malte Junge
A 6-meter drill core from Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa, was scanned in detail with a drill core scanner based on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. The purpose of the investigation was to visualize variations in the chemical composition along the core, and following a mineral classification of the LIBS data, of variations in the mineral chemical composition as well. The LIBS technology is based on atomic emission spectroscopy, in which the excitation of the...

GEOWiki@LMU – an online platform for university and school education in geosciences

Magdalena Luise Plitz , Katrin Mühlberg , Donja Aßbichler , Laurin Lidl , Malte Junge & Eileen Eckmeier
GEOWiki@LMU is a constantly growing open platform for the promotion of practical and research-oriented knowledge acquisition elaborated by and for students of earth sciences. The contents are developed by students in courses or on their own initiative in interdisciplinary teams. All topics are discussed in weekly editorial online-meetings and revised in close collaboration with lecturers. One of the main goals is to provide information on methods relevant to geosciences. Focus is on field, preparation and...

Communication geosciences and higher education teaching

Malte Junge , Lennart A. Fischer , Sylke Hlawatsch & Martin Meschede
Geoscientific questions are increasingly relevant in our daily life. However, the public awareness of geoscientific topics is very limited. Therefore, it is important to inverse the visibility of geoscientific challenges and solutions in our society. Communicating geosciences to a broader audience implies the use of innovative strategies for public outreach. We have to encourage kids to become enthusiastic about geoscientific topics already in schools and leisure activities such as museums. Besides public outreach and school...

Geoscience Education for the Young Generation: mileko - The Mineralogical Science Kit

Maria Mrosko , Lennart A. Fischer , Lutz Hecht , Bastian Joachim-Mrosko , Malte Junge , Gilla Simon & Roland Stalder
Geosciences only play a minor role in today’s German and Austrian school curricula, although being strongly related to important topics such as climate change and sustainability of resources. The Mineralogical Science Kit (Mineralogischer Lehrkoffer ‘mileko’) aims at bringing back geoscientific and mineralogical contents into STEAM-fields (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) by linking mineralogy to regular teaching subjects. In 5 different modules pupils can not only discover the world of rocks and minerals but also get...

Participation of Potential Visitors in an Exhibition Concept Based on an Online Survey

Seybold Lina , Simon Schneider , Malte Junge , Melanie Kaliwoda & Gilla Simon
A new Geosciences campus will be built in central Munich, that will also house an innovative exhibition on geosciences, the Forum der Geowissenschaften. A team of scientists, curators and museum educators has started to plan the exhibition in the last year. Currently, a catalogue of topics for the forthcoming permanent exhibition is being prepared. As the topics that we as experts find most interesting do not always coincide with the interests of the public, potential...

Spectroscopic methods in modern geosciences

Melanie Kaliwoda & Jörg Göttlicher
Spectroscopic methods with their capability to gain information on atoms and molecules are becoming more and more relevant in earth sciences in order to open up new fields of research and to solve problems in the various scientific disciplines. Therefore, it is important to have an exchange, which methods are especially suitable for different requirements. The session Spectroscopic methods in modern geosciences is addressed to all geoscientific researchers who use spectroscopic technologies such as Raman,...

Metal fluxes in the oceanic crust and implications on the formation of hydrothermal mineralizations

Clifford Patten , Malte Junge & Manuel Keith
Future discovery of mineral resources requires a better understanding of the mineralized system at large scale. Metal fluxes in the oceanic crust have direct and indirect impact on the formation and composition of hydrothermal mineralizations in active black smoker systems, but also in their ancient analogues including volcanogenic massive sulfides and possibly in some epithermal-porphyry systems. These fluxes occur at different stages during the evolution of the oceanic crust and in very diverse tectonic environments,...

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  • Bavarian Natural History Collections
  • Mineralogische Staatssammlung München
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • University of Freiburg
  • Kiel University
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • University of Strasbourg
  • University of Greifswald
  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources