Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer
The Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecture sites will be primarily at colleges and universities having geologic programs related to mineral resources.
Hartwig E. Frimmel
- Paleoclimate and Metallogeny
- Paleoplacer Deposits: Economic Significance and Outlook
- The Global Gold Cycle: How Did It Start?
- Witwatersrand: The Great Controversy on the Genesis of the World’s Richest Gold Province
Hartwig E. Frimmel, who obtained his Ph.D. degree in geology at the University of Vienna, is Professor and Chair of Geodynamics and Geomaterials Research at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He is also associated with the University of Cape Town, where he had previously climbed the academic ladder from lecturer to associate professor. He was leader of the earth science subprogram within the South African National Antarctic Program, member of the Geoscience Scientific Standing Committee of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), former president of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA), and director of Lithoscope consultancy. He has served on several editorial boards (including Mineralium Deposita for the past 23 years), on the International Commission on Stratigraphy, as assessor for numerous national research funding and government agencies, and as consultant to mining/exploration companies as well as government bodies. His research interests developed over more than three decades from metamorphic geology and fluid-rock interaction to metallogenesis and economic geology. A special focus has been the study of sediment-hosted base metal and gold deposits, especially those of the Witwatersrand type. His research output includes more than 200 articles and book chapters as well as three books.