Magnetotelluric and Radiomagnetotelluric measurements near Geyer in the Ore Mountains, Germany:
2019-11-18 to 2019-11-23
The region of Geyer in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) of Germany, situated approximately 110 kilometres south of Leipzig, has a long history of ore mining. The region is known for its deposits of tin, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum, copper, iron, silver, and indium. Due to this long history and known reservoir potential, this area was selected as a test site for the Innovative, Non-invasive and Fully Acceptable Exploration Technologies (INFACT) project. INFACT is a EU funded project aiming to foster new and innovative non-invasive methods for the exploration of new mineral deposits and is coordinated by the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF). Within the framework of this project, the GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, acquired magnetotelluric (MT) and radiomagnetotelluric (RMT) data near Geyer. The main objectives of these measurements were to map the shallow subsurface for mineral deposits and to evaluate the potential of these methods in densely populated areas with high levels of anthropogenic noise.

Related People

Person Institute
Oliver Ritter (PI) GFZ Potsdam
Ute Weckmann (Coapplicant) GFZ Potsdam
n/a n/a (other) Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie (HiF) of HZDR

Used Equipment

Device Amount
SPAM MK IV Sensorbox 3
Metronix MFS07 Induktionsspule 9


[50.629° N, 12.927° E]