Ércföldtan magyarországon a Földtani Közlöny 150 évének tükrében

Translated title of the contribution: Ore geology in hungary as represented by publications in the Földtani Közlöny over the past 150 years

János Földessy, Ferenc Molnár, Lóránt Biró

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This review has been prepared to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the Földtani Közlöny (Bulletin of the Hungarian Geological Association) journal. The scope of the review covers the most important results of ore geological research in the light of relevant publications of presented in this journal. As the borders of the Hungarian state have been changed several times over the past 150 years, the geographical area referred to in the respective publications has also varied: from the larger historic Hungary (between 1870 and 1919) to the Hungarian state as it is known today. Thus the timeline in this review has been divided into several periods in order to follow changes in the mineral policy of Hungary according to the nature and size of Hungary and its concomitant economic structure: namely, 1870–1919 (until the end of the WW1), 1919– 1945 (restructuration), 1945–1993 (state planned economy), and 1993– until today (transition to market economy). Within these periods, the respective geographic locations and geological activities have been grouped under the name of the major geographical/geological domains. The recent valid names of localities and activities have been used to make it easier to find their location on modern maps. In the case of places which are now outside of the current borders of Hungary, the former Hungarian names and the currently used local names have been given. Only in instances where it seemed to be inevitable have publications not included in the Földtani Közlöny been referred to. Due to the great abundance of information and the limits of the length of a journal article, only 1–2 sentences have been dedicated to (even very important) published articles. A further compromise involved the use of a very restricted number of graphics. With reference to this, it was decided that changes in the related knowledge (as well as the interpretations connected with that knowledge) would be illustrated by the maps and profiles of important ore deposits from the different periods of time. This review highlights the names of some of the outstanding professionals who were the main contributors to the relevant science in the given period. All selections are subjective and reflect the personal views of the authors. These authors represent three generations of ore geologists who have worked, or are currently working in Hungary.

Translated title of the contributionOre geology in hungary as represented by publications in the Földtani Közlöny over the past 150 years
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)315-334
Number of pages20
JournalFoldtani Kozlony
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology

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