Lectures 2018

The ‘Freiberg Colloquium’ is a series of lectures of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, of the Saxon Mining Authority, of the Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg. e.V., of the Saxon State Archives/Mining Archives, of the Technical University of Freiberg and of the terra mineralia.

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7.30 pm

Innovation in Mining

Dr. Marco Roscher, SAXORE Bergbau GmbH
166th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.

Mining has been and continues to be the source of technical and social innovation. The pursuit of returns and the reduction of loss risk were and are key reasons for putting innovative ideas into practice. The challenges of development, extraction and treatment have always called for mining operators to develop and deploy cost-effective and innovative processes and technologies. Many of these innovations have been used in applications that go far beyond mining. Such as the rail, the steam power and the electric drive of locomotives or the wire rope, just to name a few. Research and development continue to play a major role in mining today, albeit with an increasing emphasis: for example, government regulations on resource efficiency and environmental protection require tremendous efforts from the company to develop a mining project. Today, innovation is increasingly the key to planning and building a mine at all. You are no longer solely owed the increase in profit or security. The lecture of SAXORE Bergbau GmbH, which opens up the Sn-In-Zn-Tellerhäuser deposit near Pöhla and plans a mine there, shows by way of example which efforts have to be made here. A journey through the history of mining also sheds light on highlights of innovative ideas in the mining industry, which have become commonplace elsewhere.

The lecture will be part of the EU-funded project "FAME - Flexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies". Involved in a multinational consortium, Saxon partners are also researching new ways of treating poor ores. Reference: www.fame-project.eu.

The world's first electric mine locomotive from Siemens and Halske was presented in 1881 at the International Electricity Exhibition in Paris.

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7.30 pm

10 years of terra mineralia – How it all began
On the genesis of the terra mineralia exhibition

Andreas Massanek (graduate mineralogist), Curator at terra mineralia,
Managing Director, TU Bergakademie Freiberg Geoscientific Collections
167th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 7.30 pm

The Zinnwald Lithium Project

Prof. Armin Müller, Managing Director, Deutsche Lithium GmbH
168th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 7.30 pm

Silver from the New World – from the Joachimsthaler to the Potosí

Dr Wolfgang Reimer, Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V.
169th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.