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Founded in May 1990 by mining and geotechnical engineering companies in the new federal states as an Industry Association of Mining Geology eV, developed in 1993 as the Association of Mining, Geology and Environment eV, statutory restructured organization nationwide as effective stakeholders of its member companies.

 

VBGU New Year's Reception 2015
On January 19, the Association of Mining, Geology and Environment (VBGU) invited to its traditional New Year's Reception into the Leibniz Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. The event was attended by about 100 domestic and foreign guests.
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German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2014
On December 4, the award ceremony of the German Raw Material Efficiency Award was taking place in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for the 4th time, under professional supervision of the German Resources Agency (DERA) in the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).
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GEC - Geotechnics expo & congress - "The Second"
On November 12 and 13, 2014, the Geotechnics expo & congress was taking place the 2nd time in Offenburg-Ortenau.
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Annual Conference 2014 of the VBGU - Dr.-Eng. Stefan Mann elected as President
At the Annual Conference of the Association of Mining, Geology and Environment eV (VBGU) in Leipzig, Dr.-Eng. Stefan Mann (Wismut GmbH) was elected as new President of the VBGU by the General Assembly in the inaugural session on September 19, 2014. He will be supported by Dr.-Eng. Roger Tynior as Vice President and Mr. Thomas Ahlbrecht, who was re-elected as treasurer.
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125 years of Raw Materials Competence
K+S Anniversary and World Nutrition Conference in October
Kassel, August 25, 2014. Nutrients for plants and animals, de-icing salt for snowed-up roads, mineral raw materials for trade, industry and the pharmaceutical industry – the company well known worldwide for these and many other applications is turning 125 on 3 October: K+S, the resources stock on the German DAX stock index.
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Wismut GmbH with new Board of Management

Chemnitz, June 19, 2014. On June 17, 2014, the new Board of Management of the Wismut GmbH has constituted as scheduled in Bad Schlema. In its meeting, the Supervisory Board elected Dr. Wolfgang Meissner as its Chairman and Mr. Stefan Hohenhausen as his deputy. The nine-member panel of the federal government-owned enterprise is composed of five representatives of the shareholders and four employee representatives.

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Farewell of Dr. Hagen and Mr. Leupold of their responsible positions

120 participants of politics, institutions and business partner followed the invitation of the Wismut GmbH on May 13, 2014 for a reception on the occasion of the farewell of Dr. Hagen and Mr. Leupold of their responsible positions.

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40 years BSI

On April 30, 2014 the company Bergsicherung Ilfeld GmbH celebrated its 40th Anniversary.

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Colloquium of honor for Prof. Dr.-Eng. Dietmar Grießl

On April 25, 2014 the colloquium of honor for our president Prof. Dr.-Eng. Dietmar Grießl, who died in March 2014, was taking place in the hall of the senate of the Technical University Freiberg/Saxony.

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Kick-off for the Stone of the Year

On April 4, the kick-off for the stone of the year 2014, the phonolite, was taking place in the phonolite quarry of the company Fanz Carl Nüdling (FCN).

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Obituary about the Demise of Prof. Dr. Eng. Dietmar Grießl

On March 19, 2014, we received the inconceivable message about the demise of our board member,
longstanding VBGU President and colleague Prof. Dr. Eng. Dietmar Grießl.

 

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Phonolite - A Sonorous Name

The phonolite, in English clink stone (Greek: phon-clink, lithos-stone), was chosen to the stone of the year 2014 from a brain trust under the special direction of the Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler (BDG) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (DGG).

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Approved test extraction of the bore of Barth 11

On March 10, 2014 the Stralsund Mining Authority has approved the special operating plan for the test extraction of the bore of Barth 11 near the local authority Saal.

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VBGU New Year's Reception on January 16, 2014

The New Year's Reception took place in the Humboldt-Box in the immediate vicinity of the Berlin Cathedral. The participants of the event could inform themselves about the ongoing works of the Berlin Castle. The Humboldt-Box which is directly located on the spot of the castle construction site has a very good view over the whole construction works.

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