Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

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The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (usually translated from German as Freiberg University of Mining and Technology or Freiberg Mining Academy, University of Technology) is a German university of technology with about 4,300 students in the city of Freiberg, Saxony. It was established in 1765 by Prince Franz Xaver, regent of Saxony, based on plans by Friedrich Wilhelm von Oppel and Friedrich Anton von Heynitz, and is the oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. The chemical elements indium (1863) and germanium (1886) were discovered by scientists of Freiberg University. The polymath Alexander von Humboldt studied mining at the Bergakademie from 1791 to 1792. Today, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a highly specialized university of technology comprising six faculties: mathematics and informatics; chemistry, biology and physics; geoscience, geoengineering and mining; mechanical engineering; material sciences; and economics.
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Alexander von Humboldt

Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer

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De l’étude et de la contemplation de la nature ( 1845 )

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author: Alexander von Humboldt

Plantas subterraneas descripsit Fr. A. ab Humboldt ( 1792 )

scientific article published in 1792

author: Alexander von Humboldt

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August Breithaupt

German mineralogist

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Jarosit, jarosites kalicus ( 1852 )

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author: August Breithaupt

Mineralogische studien. 29. Kölbingit. Ainigmatit ( 1865 )

scientific paper

author: August Breithaupt

Mineralogische studien. 2. Fritzscheït und uranite überhaupt ( 1865 )

scientific paper

author: August Breithaupt

Beichreibung neuer mineralien 7. Jalpait ( 1858 )

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author: August Breithaupt

Mineralogische studien. 25. Richterit ( 1865 )

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author: August Breithaupt

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Abraham Gottlob Werner

German geologist

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