Geology Day at the university 2017

Published: 6 March 2017

This year’s Geology Day at Luleå University of Technology was attended by nearly a hundred high school students who were taking part in lectures on ores, minerals, environment and recycling of metals. It was much appreciated as geoscience is missing as a subject in primary schools.

"I´ve noticed that the interest for a better environment has grown among our students the last ten years", says Anders Sand, lecturer and researcher in mineral engineering, who lectured on mining and the green shift to more environmentally friendly production.

How do you find gold? That was the title of Glenn Barks talk that surely inspired many to take a walk in the woods in the springtime. He lectured about the whole process of how a walk in the forest led to a new gold mine outside Lycksele in the Västerbotten county.

"I also hinted the students about certain equipment that is good to have when looking for gold, such as a gold pan, hammer, hand lens and a plaid shirt, which is a classic gold prospector’s clothing", says Glenn Bark, lecturer and researcher in ore geology at Luleå University of Technology.

Bo Björkman presented the challenges that the metallurgical industry is facing and how we in the future can achieve environmentally friendly production, for example, steel by means of carbon-neutral alternative reducing agent.​

Bo Björkman presented the challenges that the metallurgical industry is facing and how we in the future can achieve environmentally friendly production, for example, steel by means of carbon-neutral alternative reducing agent.

Olof Martinsson told the students about precious stones that can be found in nature, and Mattias Grahn talked about future manufacturing of petrol and plastic from renewable resources, such as wood.

Glenn Bark

Bark, Glenn - Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491039
Room: F836 - Luleå»

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