The PEGMAT project addresses Topic 1 (Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining) of the ERA-MIN3 2021 Call. The objectives and original contribution include especially:

  1. complex assessment and significant increase of knowledge on potential sources of critical raw materials (CRM) in the Carpathian-Balkan area (Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria);
  2. complex quantitative assessment of the deposits using advanced GIS and 3D modelling techniques;
  3. modelling of the formation of CRM deposits focused on predictivity of CRM sources formation using up-to-date technique (Cell-Based Association approach; Tourlière et al., 2015).

The innovative complex methodology and project results are aimed to directly impact in both research and exploration of CRM deposits in the Carpatho-Balkan area and central Europe.