First Trial Site Visit in Bosnia-Herzegovina
AGEMERA project partners come together for the first field trip in the project
It's always exciting to move from the planning phase of a project to its implementation - and the AGEMERA team was definitely thrilled to roll up its sleeves and start working!
In November, representatives from Muon Solutions, Lithica SCCL, University of Zagreb/Sveuciliste u Zagrebu and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences traveled to Jajce, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where they kicked off AGEMERA's field work. There, they installed a muon telescope to an underground mine for cosmic-ray muography (an innovative and non-invasive imaging techniqe that helps us make an internal scan of the deposits).
After this, they went on a geological excursion to open pits in Jajce and Posušje where bauxite has been exploited, to a limestone quarry, and to the underground mine where the muon telescope has been placed. Last but not least, the team conducted geochemical sampling and various preliminary structural geological observations from the distance, to understand the regional geological control on bauxite formation.
We are very thankful to our partners in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bauxite Mines Jajce and Bauxite Mine Posušje) for their hospitality. In other words, our work has just begun! Stay tuned for more!