TU Bergakademie Freiberg – Institut for Geology

There are several working groups at the Institute for Geology (TU Bergakademie Freiberg) with a focus on sedimentary geology. Current research projects combine sedimentology, volcanology and palaeontology  to understand regional geological  and palaeogeographical concepts, but also the economic potential of sedimentary basins and  their tectonic evolution.

Currently the following research topics are covered in Freiberg:

  • clastic sedimentology and facies analyses
  • carbonate sedimentology
  • provenance analyses
  • volcanology
  • coal and petroleum geology
  • micropalaeontology
  • biostratigraphy

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology

  • grain size  analyses (sieving, Atterberg, LPS)
  • heavy mineral separation
  • thin section laboratory
  • laboratory for microscopic image analyses
  • laboratory for Ar-Ar geochronology

Regional focus of sedimentary geology research
Central-und  East Europe ,  North Africa  (Morocco, Jordan, Egypt), Australia

Study offer
B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geosciences
grain size  analyses (sieving, Atterberg, LPS), heavy mineral separation, preparation of  thin sections, image analyses, Ar-Ar geochronology

Prof. Dr. Christoph Breitkreuz        
Institut für Geologie    
TU Bergakademie Freiberg   

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Field trip , Tabernas Basin (Almería, Spain)


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