School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting
Andreas studied geology and paleontology at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt, and mining geology at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. He graduated with a thesis on a sediment-hosted uranium deposit in Arizona, and with a structural mapping project on a Zn-Pb-Ba Sedex deposit in Germany. He then joined St. Joe Explorations GmbH working as a project geologist for Kupferschiefer-type Cu-Ag mineralization. Subsequent employment with Schlumberger Middle East S.A. led to a position as Senior Field Engineer for drill hole geophysical logging and wire-line services in offshore oil and gas fields, Abu Dhabi. In 1990, Andreas completed a Ph.D. study in economic geology at the University of Western Australia with a thesis on Archean gold deposits in the Yilgarn Craton emphasizing gold skarns. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, California, he returned to Western Australia working as a consultant for various mining companies, mainly Placer Dome Asia Pacific prior to their takeover by Barrick Gold.
Comprehensive studies on Archean gold, skarn, Sedex base metal, and stratabound Cu-Ag deposits.
Internet-based teaching material (free downloads):
The Meggen and Rammelsberg Zn-Pb-Ag Sedex deposits, Germany. Available at: www.e-sga.org, Publications, Mineral Deposit Archive.