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AUREOLE - tArgeting eU cRitical mEtals (Sb, W) and predictibility of Sb-As-Hg envirOnmentaL issuEs


AUREOLE is an ERA-MIN2 research project coordinated by the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) and financed by the Agence National de la Recherche (France), the Agencia Estatal de Investigacion (Spain) and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal).

The consortium is composed by the BRGM, the Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans (ISTO), the Escuela de Ingeniería Minera e Industrial de Almadén - University of Castilla-La Mancha (IGeA-UCLM) and the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP), 4 leading research entities from 3 EU countries in the field of ore genesis and environmental risk assessment is completed by the Antea Group, whose core business is the analysis and quantification of environmental risk.

The project aims at developing:

  1. a new 3D metallogenic model for Antimony (Sb) mineralisation that will contribute to the understanding of the mineralising processes;
  2. a new understanding of surface processes that control the mobilisation & transport of metalloids;
  3. a new large-scale mineral prospectivity in Palaeozoic terranes of Iberia and France;
  4. a new large-scale environmental risk assessment for antimony, mercury and arsenic by weighting mineral prospectivity with earth surface properties in Palaeozoic terranes of Iberia and France.

On navigating this site you will find the description, objectives and progress of the project.

For any question on the project and its members, do not hesitate to contact us.