Mathias Burisch

Associate Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering

Suite 305E


  • Dr. rer nat. Geoscience, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2016
  • M.Sc. Geology, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2012

Research Interests

  • Mineral systems analysis
  • Economic geology and ore forming processes
  • Genesis of hydrothermal mineral systems
  • Crustal fluids and fluid inclusions
  • Energy- and technology-critical mineral resources (e.g. Li, Co, Ni, U, In), precious metals (e.g. Au, Ag), base metals (e.g. Cu, Zn, Pb) and industry minerals (fluorite, barite)

Selected Publications

Burisch, M., Markl, G., and Gutzmer, J., 2022, Breakup with benefits-hydrothermal mineral systems related to the disintegration of a supercontinent: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 580, p. 117373.
Burisch, M., Bussey, S. D., Gerdes. A., Kakarieka, A., Albert, A., Friedman, R.M., Stein, H. J. and Meinert, L. D. (accepted.): Timing of magmatism and skarn formation at the Limon, Guajes and Media Luna Au±Cu skarn deposits at Morelos, Guerrero State, Mexico.Economic Geology.
Reinhardt, N., Gerdes, A., Beranoaguirre, A., Frenzel, M., Meinert, L. D., Gutzmer, J., and Burisch, M., 2022, Timing of magmatic-hydrothermal activity in the Variscan Orogenic Belt: LA-ICP-MS U–Pb geochronology of skarn-related garnet from the Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge: Mineralium Deposita, v. 57, p. 1071-1087.
Burisch, M., Frenzel, M., Seibel, H., Gruber, A., Oelze, M., Sanchez-Garrido, C. and Gutzmer, J. (2021): Li-Co-Ni-Mn-REE mineralization of the Western Erzgebirge, Germany – A potential source of battery raw materials. Mineralium Deposita v. 56, p. 1223-1238.
Guilcher, M., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M. (2021): Timing of native metal-arsenide (Ag-Bi-Co-Ni-U) veins in continental rift zones – New insights from LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology of carbonates from the Erzgebirge/ Krušné Hory province (Germany and Czech Republic). Chemical Geology, v. 584, p. 120476.
Guilcher, M., Schmaucks, A., Krause, J., Markl, G., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M. (2021): Vertical Zoning in Hydrothermal U-Bi-Co-Ni-As-Ag Systems – A Case Study from the Annaberg-Buchholz District, Erzgebirge (Germany). Economic Geology, in press (online).

Swinkels, L.J., Schulz-Isenbeck, J., Frenzel, M., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M. (2021): Spatial and temporal evolution of the Freiberg epithermal Ag-Pb-Zn district, Germany. Economic Geology, v. 116, p. 1649-1667.
Haschke, S., Gutzmer, J., Wohlgemuth-Ueberwasser, C. C., Kraemer, D., and Burisch, M., (2021), The Niederschlag fluorite-(barite) deposit, Erzgebirge/Germany—a fluid inclusion and trace element study. Mineralium Deposita, v. 56, p. 1071-1086.
Burisch, M., Gerdes, A., Meinert, L.D., Albert, R., Seifert, T., and Gutzmer, J., (2019): The essence of time–fertile skarn formation in the Variscan Orogenic Belt. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 519, p. 165-170.
Burisch, M., Hartmann, A., Bach, W., Krolop, P., Krause, J. and Gutzmer, J. (2019): Genesis of hydrothermal silver-antimony-sulfide veins of the Bräunsdorf sector of the classic Freiberg silver mining district, Germany. Mineralium Deposita, v. 2 (54), p. 263-2