Lectures 2019

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 TU Bergakademie Freiberg and of the terra mineralia.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 19:30

"Slate as a mirror of the collision of continents -
A contribution to the rock of the year 2019"

Mario Baum, Geobüro Mario Baum, Wurzbach
173. Freiberg Colloquium, new venue: Senate Hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestrasse 6.

Slate is rock of the year 2019 and can reflect processes that are closely connected with plate tectonics like hardly any other rock.  As if time and movement were frozen, one can follow the development of the slate, which began in the depths of the oceans as a sediment deposit and could end as the highest peak of a folded mountain range. Layering, folding, schistosity and fracture tectonics are geological elements that interested and attentive visitors can discover in the middle of Germany in various outcrops, large and small.

This rock, after which mountains were named in Germany, was and is at the same time the source of numerous deposits of ore raw materials and industrial minerals. Roofing slate has been mined here since Roman times and is still mined today. Castles, churches and whole villages are covered with roofing slate and give buildings and regions their own charm.

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 19:30

"From the Ore Mountain to the Montane University - The Montane Region Styria"

A contribution within the framework of the project "MIREU - Network of Mining Regions in EU"
Gerfried Tiffner, LAG Styrian Iron Road
174th Freiberg Colloquium, new venue: Senate Hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestrasse 6.

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 19:30

"In memoriam dr. Heinrich Douffet -
Freiberg honorary citizen, city councilor and geologist"

Prof. Dr. Steffen Wagner, dr. Harald Walter & dr. Volker Benedix
175th Freiberg Colloquium, new venue: Senate Hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestrasse 6.

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 19:30

"The rehabilitation of the Rothschönberger Stolln - what's next?"

Tobias Dressler, Department Manager Underground Mining SächsOBA
176th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall at terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 19:30

"Challenges to the phasing out of the brown coal mining in Saxony"

Oberberghauptmann Prof. dr. Bernhard Cramer
177th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall at terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle.

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 19:30

"The Tellerhäuser pilot project: New processing attempts for domestic
complex ores in a big way"

Prof. Karl Gerald van den Boogaart, Head of Modeling and Evaluation,
Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
178th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall at terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle.