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Raw materials are the future
Saxon Raw Material Strategy
www.rohstoffstrategie.sachsen.de

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Saxon Raw Material Strategy
Saxony is a land rich in raw materials, with diverse montane traditions
and an efficient mining industry. The Saxon Raw Material Strategy,
passed by the Saxon state government in 2012, has served as a guide
for a futureoriented raw material policy. It has improved opportunities
in the raw materials industry over the long term, and further estab-
lished the Free State as a land of mining and a hub for base materials.
The strategy is concentrated both on local primary resources and
secondary raw materials reclaimed through recycling.
Guidelines and objectives
of the Raw Material Strategy
Local primary raw materials: To establish the framework
conditions for extracting raw materials in such a way so as to
enable profitable mining over the long term
Secondary raw materials: To establish Saxony as a hub for
the reclamation industry in Germany and Europe
Hub of the raw material economy: To promote networking
between stakeholders in the raw material economy
International cooperations: Building contacts to market
know-how in raw materials
Saxon raw material research: To strengthen, expand and
enable closer networking of existing structures in university/
non-university fields
Experts for the raw material economy: To boost the training of
local and foreign specialists and managers
Saxon administration: To maintain and adapt existing
administrative structures in accordance with the requirements
of the raw material economy
Awareness of raw materials: To work towards a
knowledge- based, ideology-free awareness of raw materials
in the community

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Projects under the Saxon
Raw Material Strategy
Ongoing projects (a selection)
ROHSA 3 – Data of Saxon raw materials
A key project of the Raw Material Strategy
ROHSA 3.1 pilot project from 2013 to 2016
Follow-up project ROHSA 3.2 from 2017 to 2018
Securing, digitising and providing Saxon raw material data
from nationwide archives
Enabling extensive data research on the Internet
www.rohsa.sachsen.de
REMIX
Smart and Green Mining Regions of Europe 2017 – 2021
Interreg project with nine European partners
Aim: To improve the framework conditions for resource
efficiency, mining, social acceptance and sustainable mining
developments
Comparing and optimising the position papers of selected
European mining regions
As a member of the advisory board, Saxony incorporates the
Raw Material Strategy and innovation strategy as examples of
best practices
www.interregeurope.eu/remix

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Mining administration in Mozambique
Co-operative project with mining authorities in Mozambique:
“Building capacities and promoting innovation to improve
safety in Mozambique’s mining administration”
Helping to establish effective, efficient mining administration
in Mozambique since 2016
Online raw material information portal
A variety of information on raw materials is to be pooled, pre-
pared for target groups, and made available online
Raising people’s awareness of raw materials
Main target groups: Teachers and school students
Saxon Raw Materials Day
Annual flagship event on raw materials and mining
Key topics: The national and international raw material
economy, the future and acceptance of mining,
awareness of raw materials
www.gkz-ev.de/veranstaltungen
Completed projects (a selection)
ROHSA 1 and ROHSA 2
2006 – 2008: Assessment of
selected ore and spar deposits,
profiles:
www.umwelt.sachsen.de/
umwelt/download/Katalog_
Neubewertung_Erze_Spate.pdf
2008: Ore and spar register
with 139 deposits
Published as a book
ROHSA B
2009 – 2011: Saxony-Bohemia transfrontier
raw materials register
Detailed descriptions of eight transfrontier ore
and spar deposits
www.rohsab.eu

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Contacts
Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Labour and Transport
Email pressestelle@smwa.sachsen.de
Tel. +49 (0)351 564-0 |
www.smwa.sachsen.de
State Mining Authority of Saxony
Email poststelle@oba.sachsen.de
Tel. +49 (0)3731 372-0 |
www.oba.sachsen.de
Geological Survey of Saxony
Geology Dept. at the Saxon State Office for Environment,
Agriculture and Geology
Email abt10.lfulg@smul.sachsen.de
Tel. +49 (0)3731 294-0 |
www.smul.sachsen.de/lfulg
Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e. V.
Email office@gkz-ev.de
Tel. +49 (0)3731 773714 |
www.gkz-ev.de
Unternehmerverband
mineralische Baustoffe (UVMB) e. V.
Email presse@uvmb.de
Tel. +49 (0)341 520466-0 |
www.uvmb.de
Chemnitz Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Email chemnitz@chemnitz.ihk.de
Tel. +49 (0)371 6900-0
www.chemnitz.ihk24.de
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology
Email presse@zuv.tu-freiberg.de
Tel. +49 (0)3731 39-2930 |
www.tu-freiberg.de
Helmholtz Institute Freiberg
for Resource Technology
Email kontakt@hzdr.de
Tel. +49 (0)351 2604430 |
www.hzdr.de/hif
Technical College at the Julius Weisbach
Vocational Training Centre
Email info.bsz-freiberg@landkreis-mittelsachsen.de
Tel. +49 (0)3731 301500 |
www.bsz-freiberg.de

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Publisher:
State Mining Authority of Saxony
Kirchgasse 11
09599 Freiberg
Tel. +49 (0)3731 372-0
Email poststelle@oba.sachsen.de
www.oba.sachsen.de
This publication has been financed with public money based
on the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.
Editors:
State Mining Authority of Saxony
Kirchgasse 11
09599 Freiberg
Press date:
09/2017
Layout and typesetting:
Ö GRAFIK agentur für marketing und design, Dresden
Printing:
Lößnitz-Druck GmbH
Circulation:
1,500
Photos:
LfULG, GEOMIN Erzgebirgische Kalkwerke GmbH
Distribution note
This brochure has been published by the Saxon state
government as part of its constitutional obligation to inform
the public. It must not be used by political parties or their
candidates or assistants for campaigning purposes. This
applies for all elections.