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Welcome to the “Fluids and Mineral Resources” group

Our team investigates how fluids flowing through the Earth's crust can accumulate rare metals, to form resources that can be extracted at reasonable cost. Advanced geological understanding generates new concepts for resource exploration, to supply our society's needs for essential raw materials. Mining companies support our graduate students with field logistics, access to active mines and exploration data worldwide.

Active geothermal systems, in continental areas as well as volcanic regions, are a second field of investigation in cooperation with industry and with other groups at ETH Zurich, motivated by the need for alternative clean energy resources in Switzerland and elsewhere.

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