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StratOre: Field trip to Indonesia and research activities

The StratOre project aims to improve the mining processing chain of ore deposits in Indonesia by developing innovative concepts for efficient and sustainable extraction of critical metals such as nickel, cobalt, scandium, and bismuth, silver, antimony, indium, tellurium. Between April and May 2023, researchers from the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), along with project partners from the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), successfully completed a field trip to Indonesia to meet the Indonesian project partners and to visit the project’s two study areas.

Meetings were held at the Center for Mineral, Coal and Geothermal Resources, Indonesia Geological Agency (GA) , and at the Gadjah Mada University (UGM)  to discuss the aims, the methodologies, and the preliminary results of the ongoing work, as well as potential future collaborations. 

Following that, the field work started in Sebuku Island (South-East Kalimantan), aimed at observing the field features of the iron-nickel-laterite deposits and the sulphide mineralization hosted on the island. Shortly after, the field work continued in Ruwai (Central Kalimantan), where the geology of the Lead-Zinc-Silver skarn deposit was investigated. During the stay in Sebuku and Ruwai, the team successfully collected new samples and visited the facilities of two mining companies (PT. Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ore (SILO) and PT. Kapuas Prima Coal (KPC)).

For more information on the project, visit the project page.