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The Division of Economic Geology

Head of Division

Marek Nieć

Prof., D.Sc., Eng. Marek Nieć, Full Professor
Room no.: 125, 222
Phone: (+48)12 617-16-45/655
Email: mark@min-pan.krakow.pl

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Who we are

The Division of Economic Geology is a team of people with experience in the field of geology of mineral deposits and mineralogy. We are specialized in, prospecting, exploration and resources evaluation of mineral deposits as well as in geoenvironmental mapping of mineral resources potential. Our experts are active members of recognized international institutions dealing with the development of principles of the international classification of mineral resources (UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification) and of the Mineral Resources Commission at the Ministry of the Environment in Poland. We have over 40 years of experience in scientific research and development work.

Employees

Scientific and research activity

The scientific and research activity of our division focuses on issues related to the exploration, assessment and documentation of deposits of: fossil fuels (including hydrocarbons), ores, and industrial minerals and rocks, and on the principles and criteria of the rational management and protection of undeveloped mineral deposits in the framework of legal conditions. We also assess the possibilities of reopening abandoned deposits or the development of new mineral deposits of industrial and economic importance. We have published a number of methodological textbooks, books and papers on the mineral deposits exploration, resources/reserves evaluation and safeguarding

Research and development and service activities

Our team has implemented over 150 research and development projects for business entities in the mining and energy industries. In addition, the division has carried out numerous studies for governmental and self-government administration units. We have cooperated with the largest Polish mining entities, both companies and mines (KGHM Polska Miedź, PGG, JSW S.A., Grupa Tauron, KHW and the LW Bogdanka S.A.) in the preparation of projects in the field of forecasting, prospecting and exploration and rersources evaluation of mineral deposits and issuing opinions on geological documentation, geological exploration projects, or deposit development projects. Since 1994, we have participated in the development of the international classification of resources (UN Economic Commission for Europe) and its adaptation to Polish conditions.

Our services

The division is focused on cooperation with the mining industry in the domestic and international market. Based on the extensive experience of the team, we offer expertise in the following fields:

  • The forecasting, prospecting, identifying, exploration and reporting of mineral deposit resources,
  • Estimation and classification of resources and their geological and economic assessment,
  • Geological, economic and geo-environmental cartography,
  • The assessment of legal aspects of rational management of deposits and their protection,
  • The development of guidelines for the application of international classifications of mineral resources,
  • The assessment of geological documentation, geological projects and deposit development projects.