Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Throughout our society. We are surrounded by many material objects, some of which we don’t fully understand or know how they function or even what they’re made of. The digitalization of society has led to a rapid increase in the number of metals used in our daily lives. Metals that previously had only marginal applications are today considered as critical to the people in the European Union. Many of these metals are a prerequisite for the fossil free energy transition because they are used in things like solar panels, wind turbines, semiconductors, batteries and much more.
Skip to 0 minutes and 37 seconds We greatly depend on the availability of these metals to reach the climate goals decided upon in the Paris Agreement, but most people don’t know about them, and even fewer know what role geology has played in the creation of their mobile devices, flat screen TVs, or maybe even more importantly, the fossil free energy.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds Where do these metals come from? What controls? Where they can be found? Come with us on a journey through the geology of these curious metals and learn about the natural processes that accumulate metals in the Earth’s crust. It is a journey from molten magma deep within the Earth’s crust to hot fluids, exploiting fracture systems to erosion and sedimentation on the Earth’s surface. It is a journey that takes us through the very fundamentals of how our planet works from the inside. We who give this course are all engaged in research within the field of Ore Geology. We are all passionate geologists who, upon seeing an ore deposit, ask the questions How, When? Why?
Skip to 1 minute and 57 seconds These questions are not always easy to answer, but the answer lies always. In the rock.