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5th General Assembly

The next General Assembly of DOME will take place in Goslar in the "Bildungshaus Zeppelin & Steinberg" from 31.03.2025 until the 04.04.2025. During the first part of the event, we will have talks by the DOME researchers. The second part of the event be the GOOD Meeting.

Workshop experimental methods

The GFZ will be the host of our worksop regarding experimental methods in ore geology research. The course takes place from 25-28.11.24 and will be completed by three seminars regarding data publishing, scientific presentation and ethics in science.

Field Trip Erzgebirge

There will be a second fieldtrip to the Erzgebirge, starting at 21.07.24. The current field trip plan can be found here. We will visit several historical mining sites and we will see a wide spectra of ore deposits related to magmatic-hydrothermal processes. 

4th Assembly

The 4th General Assembly took place in Bad Kissingen on 29.02.2024 and 01.03.2024. It was the first meeting in which young researchers and project initiators of the first and second DOME phases met and presented their ongoing or planned research. 72 researchers attended the meeting and represented all the various aspects of ore geology research including geochemistry, experiments, modeling, and more. We were supported by our invited speakers Nicole Hurting and Alexander Gysi from the New Mexico Tech.

DOME Field trip Ireland

The young researchers organized an additional field trip to get in contact with other styles of mineralization. They organized a field trip with colleagues of the ICRAG Dublin and visited various Irish-type mineralization from 30.04 until 07.05.2023. Further, Koen Torremanns (Senior researcher at ICRAG) organized a symposium in which several DOME and ICRAG young researchers will present their work. This was a unique opportunity for the attending researchers to get in contact with colleagues from other institutes and learn about the current ore deposit research of DOME and ICRAG. After the symposium, the DOME researchers visited several old mining sites of which some are  currently re-evaluated and further they visited several drill core yards and got in contact with junior exploration companies.

3rd General Assembly

The 3rd general assembly of DOME is scheduled for the 27th and 28th of March 2023 and will take place at the University of Potsdam (here a map with all relevant locations). The  schedule can be downloaded here.

3rd Young researcher event

The 3rd young researcher event took place in Cologne from the 15th of September until the 16th of September, 2022 right after the DGM/DGGV annual conference GeoMin Cologne. This “Numerical modeling” meeting covered many topics and scales of the application of numerical models in geoscience. The invited speakers (Lars Rüppke, David Dolejs, Anne Glerum, Maria Kokh, and Sandro Jahn) introduced the young researchers to the basics of thermodynamic modeling as well as to the impact of geodynamic simulation on ore formation. We were able to invite young researchers outside the DOME consortium to this workshop which led to a broader discussion regarding the workshop outcomes.

2nd General assembly

The 2nd general assembly will take place from the 28.03.2022 until the 29.03.2022 in Goslar, followed by a soft skill workshop for the young researchers. We welcome our invited speaker Kathryn Goodenough from the British Geological Survey and are looking forward to presenations of all DOME researchers. The talk session is followed by a tour through the historic Rammelsberg mine. The young DOME scienticts will take part in three workshops after the General Assembly including scientific writing and grant proposal writing. A schedule can be found here (short term changes possible).

Fluid inclusion workshop Aachen

The young researchers of DOME took the initiative as they wanted to learn more about fluid inclusions. We contacted Tobias Fusswinkel of the RWTH Aachen and he volunteered to give us a three-day workshop and introduced us to the possibilities and challenges when dealing with FI. We had the opportunity to use almost all possible techniques applicable to FI, including microthermometry, Raman spectroscopy, and Laser-Ablation-ICP-MS.


2nd Young researcher networking event in Potsdam

The 2nd networking event will take place in Potsdam from the 23.11.2021 until the 26.11.2021. We will see interesting talks about the possibilities of lab scale experimental approaches and their importance for understanding ore forming processes. The scientific talks will be followed by a soft skill workshop providing helpful tools for the young researchers of DOME. A preliminary schedule can be found here.

1st Young researcher networking event - field trip Erzgebirge

The DOME project had its first young researcher meeting from the 08.08.2021 until the 12.08.2021. We had the oppurtunity to have a look at the mineralization of several visitor mines in the German part of the Erzgebirge and we were able to visit several outcrops at the czech part. Thanks to David Dolejs and Mathias Burisch for assistance and guidance in the field. Further thanks to the presenters on our small talk session about the current research in the Erzgebirge.


Group photo of the participants at the field trip
Photo: Max Wilke

1st General Assembly

The first general assembly will provide the initial opportunity to present the funded DOME projects and further serves as a platform for the first scientific exchange within the SPP DOME. Each project provides in the future new knowledge for the understanding of ore-forming processes and within DOME, there are numerous scientific interactions and collaboration possible which already can be discussed during this first general assembly.

To allow cross-disciplinary discussions, each DOME project should present their research/research-plan with a max. 5 min talk (+2-3 minutes discussion) and 5 slides. This talk can be given by the project coordinators or by the responsible young scientists and should give a first glance into the research or can already present the first preliminary results. An invited lecture will be given by Jamie Wilkinson, Imperial College London.

The first General Assembly of the SPP 2238 will take place from 22nd of March 02:00 p.m. until the 23rd of March 2021 12:00 p.m. and is open to all interested researchers or students. Please register via mail to and give the name of the presenter and the title of the talk (only DOME researchers can give a presentation) until the 01.03.2021.

Program 1st Assembly DOME