Prof. Dr.  Jochen Kolb

Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften 
    Professur für Geochemie und Lagerstättenkunde

     

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Campus Süd

    Adenauerring 20b, Gebäude 50.40
    76131 Karlsruhe

Research, fields of work

My research interests are broadly based and follow an integral approach to describe crustal fluid systems. My main interest is to study the interface between orogenic processes including metamorphism, magmatism, fluid migration and metasomatism in combining structural geology, petrology and geochemistry studies in order to describe different mineral systems. These studies are directed towards the development of exploration strategies for sustainable mining.

The main questions are:

  • What are the hydrothermal fluid migration mechanisms in mineralized and barren shear zone systems?
  • How are porosities in mineralized shear zones developed, depending on stress, strain, and fluid pressure?
  • Is there a characteristic tectonometamorphic and magmatic history of well-endowed terranes?
  • How can exploration criteria for the different mineralizing systems be defined?

Curriculum Vitae

Publications


2024
Journal Articles
Magmatic evolution of the Kolumbo submarine volcano and its implication to seafloor massive sulfide formation
Hector, S.; Patten, C. G. C.; Beranoaguirre, A.; Lanari, P.; Kilias, S.; Nomikou, P.; Peillod, A.; Eiche, E.; Kolb, J.
2024. Mineralium Deposita. doi:10.1007/s00126-024-01262-7
Petrogenesis and geodynamic setting of the Bingo alkaline-carbonatite complex, DRC: Constraints from petrography, geochemistry, C-O isotopes and U-Pb geochronology
Kasay, G. M.; Borst, A. M.; Giebel, J. R.; Bolarinwa, A. T.; Beranoaguirre, A.; Kluge, T.; Aromolaran, O. K.; Raza, M.; Eiche, E.; Kolb, J.; Nzolang, C.; Walter, B. F.
2024. Precambrian Research, 408, Art.-Nr.: 107421. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2024.107421
Disruption of a high‐pressure unit during exhumation: Example of the Cycladic Blueschist unit (Thera, Ios and Naxos islands, Greece)
Peillod, A.; Patten, C. G. C.; Drüppel, K.; Beranoaguirre, A.; Zeh, A.; Gudelius, D.; Hector, S.; Majka, J.; Kleine-Marshall, B. I.; Karlson, A.; Gerdes, A.; Kolb, J.
2024. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 42 (2), 225–255. doi:10.1111/jmg.12753
Diatreme-hosted fluorite mineralization in S-Namibia – A tale of cryogenic brine formation and fluid mixing below an unconformity in the context of Pangea rifting
Walter, B. F.; Giebel, R. J.; Arthuzzi, J. C. L.; Kemmler, L.; Kolb, J.
2024. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 210, Article no: 105154. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2023.105154
Book Chapters
Bedeutung von Russland, Belarus und der Ukraine für die Rohstoffversorgung Deutschlands und der EU
Kolb, J.
2024. Kritische Rohstoffe: Auswirkungen wachsender geo- und klimapolitischer Herausforderungen auf die Rohstoffversorgung Deutschlands und Europas : Kolloquium der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften am 22.03.2022. Hrsg.: G. Pfaff, 71 – 79, trafo Wissenschaftsverlag
2023
Journal Articles
Orogenic Au deposits with atypical metal association (Cu, Co, Ni): insights from the Pohjanmaa Belt, western Finland
Hector, S.; G. C. Patten, C.; Kolb, J.; de Araujo Silva, A.; Walter, B. F.; Molnár, F.
2023. Ore Geology Reviews, Art.-Nr.: 105326. doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2023.105326
Improved whole rock low detection limit gold analysis by LA-ICP-MS utilizing pressed-powder-pellets
Patten, C. G. C.; Beranoaguirre, A.; Hector, S.; Gudelius, D.; Kolb, J.; Eiche, E.
2023. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 488, Article no: 117039. doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2023.117039
New Insights on the formation of the Jingchong Cu-Co-Pb-Zn deposit, South China: Evidence from sphalerite mineralogy and muscovite 40Ar-39Ar dating
Peng, E.; Kolb, J.; Walter, B. F.; Frenzel, M.; Patten, C. G. C.; Xu, D.; Wang, Y.; Gan, J.; Beranoaguirre, A.; Wang, Z.
2023. Ore Geology Reviews, 162, Article no: 105667. doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2023.105667
Geological processes defining the formation of plumasite-type corundum in the Paleoproterozoic Isertoq Terrane, South-East Greenland
Poulsen, M. D.; Keulen, N.; van Hinsberg, V. J.; Kolb, J.; Frei, R.; Thomsen, T. B.
2023. Precambrian Research, 385, Art.-Nr.: 106940. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2022.106940
Structural and compositional variation of zeolite 13X in lithium sorption experiments using synthetic solutions and geothermal brine
Reich, R.; Danisi, R. M.; Kluge, T.; Eiche, E.; Kolb, J.
2023. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 359, Article no: 112623. doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2023.112623
The genesis of hydrothermal veins in the Aukam valley SW Namibia– A far field consequence of Pangean rifting?
Walter, B. F.; Giebel, R. J.; Siegfried, P.; Doggart, S.; Macey, P.; Schiebel, D.; Kolb, J.
2023. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 250, Article no: 107229. doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2023.107229
The eruption interface between carbonatitic dykes and diatremes – The Gross Brukkaros volcanic field Namibia
Walter, B. F.; Giebel, R. J.; Siegfried, P. R.; Gudelius, D.; Kolb, J.
2023. Chemical Geology, 621, Art.-Nr.: 121344. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2023.121344
The raw material potential of SW-Germany – A brief overview
Walter, B. F.; Kolb, J.
2023. SGA news, 53, 1–4
2022
Journal Articles
Tectonic setting, fluid inclusion and gold mineralization of the southwest Poli region (northern Cameroon Domain)
Ngounouno, F. Y.; Negue, E. N.; Kolb, J.; Walter, B.; Teda Soh, A. C.; Patten, C.; Ngounouno, I.
2022. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 194, Art.-Nr.: 104579. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2022.104579
Ultramafic-hosted volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: an overlooked sub-class of VMS deposit forming in complex tectonic environments
Patten, C. G. C.; Coltat, R.; Junge, M.; Peillod, A.; Ulrich, M.; Manatschal, G.; Kolb, J.
2022. Earth-Science Reviews, 224, Artk.Nr.: 103891. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103891
Lithium Extraction Techniques and the Application Potential of Different Sorbents for Lithium Recovery from Brines
Reich, R.; Slunitschek, K.; Danisi, R. M.; Eiche, E.; Kolb, J.
2022. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 44 (4), 261–280. doi:10.1080/08827508.2022.2047041
Preface to the thematic issue on mineral systems of West Africa
Thébaud, N.; Eglinger, A.; André-Mayer, A.-S.; Kolb, J.
2022. Mineralium Deposita, 57 (4), 509–511. doi:10.1007/s00126-022-01100-8
The Kieshöhe carbonatites of southwestern Namibia – the post-magmatic role of silicate xenoliths on REE mobilisation [in press]
Walter, B. F.; Giebel, R. J.; Marlow, A. G.; Siegfried, P. R.; Marks, M.; Markl, G.; Palmer, M.; Kolb, J.
2022. Communications of the Geological Survey Namibia, 25, 1–31
Reports/Preprints
Lithium in Europa
Steiger, K.; Reich, R.; Slunitschek, K.; Steinmüller, K.; Bergemann, C.; Hilgers, C.; Kolb, J.
2022. (THINKTANK industrielle Ressourcenstrategien, Ed.), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000154047
2021
Journal Articles
Geothermal reservoir rocks of the Büyük Menderes Graben (Turkey): stratigraphic correlation by a multiproxy approach
Siefert, D.; Wolfgramm, M.; Kölbel, T.; Glodny, J.; Kolb, J.; Eiche, E.
2021. Turkish journal of earth sciences, 30, 1008–1031. doi:10.3906/yer-2104-11
Fluids associated with carbonatitic magmatism: A critical review and implications for carbonatite magma ascent
Walter, B. F.; Giebel, R. J.; Steele-MacInnis, M.; Marks, M. A. W.; Kolb, J.; Markl, G.
2021. Earth science reviews, 215, Art. Nr.: 103509. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103509
Science Communication on the Internet
2020
Other
Bergbau - Verhüttung - Recycling : Ist die deutsche Nachfrage und das Angebot and Rohstoffen resilient?
Hilgers, C.; Kolb, J.; Becker, I.
2020. (C. Kühne, Ed.), Thinkthank Industrielle Ressourcenstrategien - KIT
Conference Papers
CO2 handling in binary geothermal systems - A modelling approach for Bruchsal, Germany
Siefert, D.; Kondek, M.; Koelbel, T.; Kolb, J.
2020. 1st Geoscience and Engineering in Energy Transition Conference, GET 2020, 16 - 18 November 2020, online, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). doi:10.3997/2214-4609.202021019
2018
Journal Articles
Genesis of the Paleoproterozoic Ammassalik Intrusive Complex, south-east Greenland
Lebrun, E.; Árting, T. B.; Kolb, J.; Fiorentini, M.; Kokfelt, T.; Johannesen, A. B.; Maas, R.; Thébaud, N.; Martin, L. A. J.; Murphy, R. C.
2018. Precambrian research, 315, 19–44. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2018.06.016
Architecture and mineral potential of the Paleoproterozoic Karrat Group, West Greenland: Results of the 2017 Season
Rosa, D.; Bernstein, S.; DeWolfe, M.; Dziggel, A.; Grocott, J.; Guarnieri, P.; Kolb, J.; Partin, C.; Sorensen, E. V.; Zimmermann, R.
2018. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland bulletin, (102), 112
Conference Papers
The source of metals in the recent polymetallic sea-floor massive sulfide mineralization at the Kolumbo arcvolcano, Greece
Ahmad, Q.; Patten, C. G. C.; Kolb, J.; Kilias, S. P.; Lahaye, Y.; Pitcairn, I.
2018. GEOBONN 2018
The Amitsoq Plutonic Suite – a newly discovered suite in the Ketilidian Orogen, South Greenland
Baden, K.; Bagas, L.; Kolb, J.; Thomsen, T. B.; Waight, T.
2018. 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Copenhagen, DK, Janary 10-12, 2018. Abstracts, 102, De Nationale Geologiske Undersøgelser for Danmark og Grønland
Paleoproterozoic volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization, Karrat Group, Central Kangiusap Kuua, West Greenland
DeWolfe, M.; Kolb, J.; Sørensen, E. V.
2018. Resources for Future Generations : RFG 2018 : an IUGS event - Premier Conference on Energy, Minerals, Water, The Earth, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 16-21, 2018, Vancouver
Paleoproterozoic volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization, Karrat Group, Central Kangiusap Kuua, West Greenland, 103
DeWolfe, Y. M.; Kolb, J.; Rosa, D.
2018. 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Copenhagen, DK, January 10-12, 2018. Abstracts, 102, De Nationale Geologiske Undersøgelser for Danmark og Grønland
What can we learn from mineral scalings in geothermal power plants?
Eiche, E.; Slunitschek, K.; Patten, C.; Kolb, J.
2018. GEOBONN 2018
Architecture of the Rinkian Orogen between Svartenhuk and Holm Ø, western Greenland, 105 [in press]
Kolb, J.; LaFlamme, C.; Dziggel, A.; Thrane, K.
2018. 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Copenhagen, DK, January 10-12, 2018. Abstracts, 102
Sniffs of ‘IOCG-style(?)’ chalcopyrite mineralization in northwestern Greenland, 105
LaFlamme, C.; Bathgate, K.; Kolb, J.
2018. 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Copenhagen, DK, January 10-12, 2018. Abstracts, 102
2017
Conference Papers
Exhumation of deep crustal granulites during Neoarchean terrane accretion in the Nuuk region, SW Greenland
Dziggel, A.; Kokfelt, T. F.; Kolb, J.; Kisters, A. F. M.; Reifenröther, R.
2017. SPP1833: Building a Habitable Earth, Jena, 29.-31. März 2017, 11
Gold metallogeny of Greenland
Kolb, J.; Thébaud, N.; Lebrun, E.; Fiorentini, M.; Nielsen, T.
2017. Proceedings of the 14th SGA Biennial Meeting, 20-23 August 2017, Québec City, Canada
The Godthåbsfjord gold province in the North Atlantic craton of southern West Greenland
Kolb, J.; Lebrun, E.; Thébaud, N.; Dziggel, A.; Fiorentini, M.
2017. SPP1833: Building a Habitable Earth, Jena, 29.-31.3.2017, 18
2016
Journal Articles
On the processes that formed Archaean Ni-Cu sulfide mineralisation in the deep continental crust, Thrym Complex, southeastern Greenland
Bagas, L.; Kolb, J.; Fiorentini, M. L.; Thebaud, N.; Owen, J.; Rennick, S.; Stensgaard, B. M.
2016. Precambrian research, 277, 68–86. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2016.02.007
Metallogeny of Greenland
Kolb, J.; Keiding, J. K.; Steenfelt, A.; Secher, K.; Keulen, N.; Rosa, D.; Stensgaard, B. M.
2016. Ore geology reviews, 78, 493–555. doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.03.006
Hydrothermal flake graphite mineralisation in Paleoproterozoic rocks of south-east Greenland
Rosing-Schow, N.; Bagas, L.; Kolb, J.; Balić-Žunić, T.; Korte, C.; Fiorentini, M. L.
2016. Mineralium deposita, 52 (5), 769–789. doi:10.1007/s00126-016-0701-9
Conference Papers
Metamorphic history of Neoarchean terrane accretion in the Nuuk region, Southwest Greenland
Dziggel, A.; Diener, J. F. A.; Kolb, J.; Kokfelt, T. F.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference, NAC+ 2016, Programme & Abstracts, 21–23 March 2016 | Edinburgh, UK, 17
Geochemistry and petrology of massive sulfides and cordierite-orthoamphibole rocks on Simiutat Island, Nuuk area, SW Greenland
Hagen, M.; Kolb, J.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference (NAC+ 2016), Edinburgh, UK, March 21-23, 2016, 54
Resource assessments in Greenland
Hanghøj, K.; Christiansen, F. G.; Stensgaard, B. M.; Kolb, J.
2016. 35th International Geological Congress (IGC 2016), Kapstadt, ZA, August 27 - September 4, 2019. Abstracts. Vol. 35
Mesoarchaean orogenic gold mineralization within the Nuuluk Linear Belt, Tartoq Gold Province, South-West Greenland
Hughes, J. W.; Schlatter, D. M.; Kolb, J.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference (NAC+ 2016), Edinburgh, UK, March 21-23, 2016, 57
Neoarchean mineral systems in the lower continental crust of the North Atlantic Craton, Greenland
Kolb, J.; Dziggel, A.; Bagas, L.; Fiorentini, M. L.; Thébaud, N.
2016. 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 Augus - 4 September 2016 International Geological Congress, Abstracts
Precambrian orogens and their hypozonal orogenic gold ores
Kolb, J.; Dziggel, A.; Bagas, L.
2016. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland. Special Volume. Abstracts of The 32nd Nordic Geological Winter Meerting, 13th - 15th January 2016, Helsinki, Finland. Ed.: S. Staboulis, 124
Neoarchean mineralization in lower crustal rocks of the North Atlantic Craton, Greenland
Kolb, J.; Dziggel, A.; Bagas, L.; Fiorentini, M. L.; Thébaud, N.; Hagen, M.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference (NAC+ 2016), Edinburgh, UK, March 21-23, 2016, 15
Metamorphic evolution of relict eclogite-facies rocks in the Nagssugtoqidian Orogen, Southeast Greenland
Müller, S.; Dziggel, A.; Kolb, J.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference (NAC+ 2016), Edinburgh, UK, March 21-23, 2016, 26
Metallogeny and crustal architecture of South Greenland
Steenfelt, A.; Kolb, J.; Thrane, K.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference (NAC+ 2016), Edinburgh, UK, March 21-23, 2016, 63
The mineral endowment of the Archean craton and the Palaeoproterozoic orogen of South-East Greenland
Stensgaard, B. M.; Kolb, J.; Bagas, L.; Kokfelt, T. F.
2016. North Atlantic Craton Conference (NAC+ 2016), Edinburgh, UK, March 21-23, 2016, 38
Reports/Preprints
Architecture and mineral potential of the Paleoproterozoic Karrat Group, West Greenland - Results of the 2015 season
Rosa, D.; Guarnieri, P.; Hollis, J.; Kolb, J.; Partin, C.; Petersen, J.; Sørensen, E. V.; Thomassen, B.; Thomsen, L.; Thrane, K.
2016. Danish Ministry of Energy
Book Chapters
Greenland
Kolb, J.; Keiding, J. K.; Rosa, D.; Thrane, K.
2016. Mineral resources in the Arctic. Ed.: R. Boyd, 162–163, Geological Survey of Norway
Sarfartoq rare earth element-niobium deposit
Kolb, J.
2016. Mineral Resources in the Arctic: An Introduction. Ed.: R. Boyd, 177–179, Geological Survey of Norway
Isua iron ore desposit
Kolb, J.
2016. Mineral Resources in the Arctic: An Introduction. Ed.: R. Boyd, 168–170, Geological Survey of Norway
History of mining
Kolb, J.
2016. Mineral Resources in the Arctic: An Introduction. Ed.: R. Boyd, 167–168, Geological Survey of Norway
Description of the main metallogenic / Kimberlite Provinces
Kolb, J.
2016. Mineral Resources in the Arctic: An Introduction. Ed.: R. Boyd, 162–167, Geological Survey of Norway

Publications until 2015