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Prof. Dr. Reimar Seltmann

Adjunct Associate Professor




Prof. Reimar Seltmann, PhD MSc SEGF MLS IAGOD-HLM (PhD 1987 Bergakademie Freiberg) is a Research Leader in Ore Deposits and Petrology at the Natural History Museum, London, U.K., and Founder/Head of CERCAMS (Centre for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies) in NHM’s Earth Sciences Department.

Reimar has almost 40 years of experience in studies of the anatomy of ore-bearing granitic systems of Transeurasian metallogenic belts, with special interest in fluid-saturation textures and magmatic-hydrothermal transition processes of granite-ore systems.

His mineral deposits research covers a wide range, encompassing economic geology, igneous petrology, processing mineralogy (geometallurgy) and geochemistry of mineralized felsic systems, with regional focus on geodynamic and metallogenic processes in ore districts of collisional belts and extensional settings. Published case studies cover mostly rare metal Li-F granites, rare metal pegmatites and porphyry mineral systems of European Variscides and Uralides-Altaids (Central Asian Orogenic Belt).

Reimar is an elected Member of Leibniz Society of Sciences at Berlin (Germany), a Honorary Life Member of IAGOD, and SEG Fellow. He holds multiple positions as Visiting Professor in Kazakhstan and in China. He has co-/led NHM research in several projects: IUGS-IGCP (four 5-year grants since 1997) and INTAS network research, EC h2020 funded FAME, UKRI FBC funded Li4UK. He is currently a Co-Investigator on the NERC projects FAMOS and LiFT.