6 Works

FRAME and MINDeSEA: Where land meets sea in the research, prediction and prospectivity of metallic mineral critical raw materials

Daniel P. S. de Oliveira , F. Javier Gonzalez & Antje Wittenberg
(1)Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), Portugal; (2) Instituto Geológico y Minero de España; (3) Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources;

Critical raw materials (CRM) made it back on the EU Commission’s (EC) agenda in 2008. To date three CRM lists have been published (2011, 2014, 2017) and a new list advised for 2020. Invited experts also from National Geological Surveys added their expertise to determine the lists underpinned by projects (e.g. ERECON,...

Europe’s resilience on raw materials – how did GeoERA contribute

Antje Wittenberg , Daniel P. S. de Oliveira , Lisbeth Flindt Jørgensen , Tom Heldal & F. Javier González Sanz
Europe’s Green Transition is a declared key political goal in the European Union. The technology needed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 relies heavily on metals and minerals. Responsible sourcing and short travel distances of the required materials make a positive contribution to an environmental balance. In addition, raw materials make an important contribution to the well-being of a society. Hence, the United Nations sees raw materials as the key component for achieving all 17...

Raw materials - you can’t do well without them

Antje Wittenberg, Daniel P. S. de Oliveira , Lisbeth Flindt Jorgensen , F. Javier Gonzalez, Henrike Sievers, Lídia Quental , Aurete Pereira , Tom Heldal & David Whitehead
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany (1); National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), Portugal (2); Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark (3); Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain (4); Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway (5)

“Raw materials, you can’t do well without them”. This statement echoes the needs for a reliable raw materials supply chain. Awareness of raw materials is an essential element for the manufacturing industry,...

New ways to find geoscientific information in Europe. GeoERA GIP-P Search System

Angel Prieto & Margarita Hernández
IGME, Spain

This contribution concerns Neotethys palaeogeography in the Central Internal Hellenides. Neotethys oceanic crust is represented in the Vardar zone of the Hellenides by the ophiolites of the Almopias sub-zone. Contrary to numerous tectonic models in the literature, we show that the Almopias ocean closed in two episodes.

Biomineralization processes in low-temperature, shallow-water hydrothermal vent at Tagoro submarine volcano, El Hierro Island (Central East Atlantic)

Blanca Rincón-Tomás , Francisco Javier González , Luis Somoza , James R. Hein , Teresa Medialdea , Esther Santofimia, Egidio Marino & Pedro Madureira
A novel hydrothermal system was discovered at the summit of the underwater Tagoro volcano at 89–120 m depth after the 2011–2012 eruption, characterized by the low-temperature venting of Fe-rich fluids that produced a seafloor draped by extensive Fe-flocculate deposits. The basanite-hornitos are capped by mm- to cm-thick hydrothermally derived Fe-oxyhydroxide sediment and contain micro-cracks and degasification vesicles filled by sulfides (mostly pyrite) and covered by sulfur-oxidizing bacterial mats. Electron microprobe studies on Fe-oxyhydroxide crusts show...

The family of battery metals found in European seabed mineral deposits: The MINDeSEA perspective

Javier Gonzalez , Teresa Medialdea , Henrik Schiellerup , Irene Zananiri , Pedro Ferreira , Luis Somoza , Xavier Monteys , Trevor Alcorn , Egidio Marino , Ana Lobato , Thomas Kuhn , Johan Nyberg , Vitor Magalhaes , Rosario Lunar , Boris Malyuk , James Hein & Georgy Cherkashov
Covering 15,000,000 km2, the pan-European seas represent a promising new frontier for the exploration of mineral resources. The GeoERA-MINDeSEA consortium, a cooperative network of 12 Geological Surveys and Marine Institutes, is facing this exploration challenge. 688 seabed mineral occurrences are described in the MINDeSEA database, GIS cartographies and reports, containing valuable information on geology, metallogeny, critical raw materials prospectivity and mineral potential. Five types of mineral deposits are investigated, including seafloor massive sulphides, ferromanganese crusts,...

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  • Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
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  • National Laboratory of Energy and Geology
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  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
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  • Norwegian Geological Survey
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  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
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  • United States Geological Survey
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  • All Russian Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean
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  • Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute
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  • Geological Survey of Ireland
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  • Instituto de Geociencias
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