Calamites Kft. was founded by mining engineers in 1995 as an engineering office.
The main activity of our company at the time of its founding was coal mining and coal sales, which it carried out during the operation of the leased mine in Szászvár. After that, engineering became the main profile in our company.
Part of the income of our well-prospering company was spent on obtaining and maintaining coal mining licenses, which we still hold today. Our current main field of activity is mining and energy research, development, planning and organization. Our company also received ISO 9001:2008 certification.
One of our most outstanding jobs was the direct participation in the geological research of the low- and medium-radioactivity waste storage facility being built for the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Bátaapáti. Our company has significant professional knowledge and extensive domestic and international capital. We focus primarily on monitoring solutions for the separation and utilization of CO2 as a raw material, as well as the utilization of inert materials as heat storage or building materials.
We pay a lot of attention to examining the extractability of critical elements and rare earth metals.
Our company, Calamites Kft., owns the mining rights and the possibility of theoretical extraction of significant coal assets. In the administrative area of Nagymányok, we obtained mining plots with the trademark "Nagymány-I. coal" and the right to explore for coal with the trademark "Máza-Dél-Váralja-Dél", in order to recycle the nearly 450 million tons of geological assets.
The consistent application of the theory of the circular economy enables compliance with the strictest emission and waste management standards, but at the same time ensures the possibility of economic operation.
An approved geological final report was prepared for the Máza-Dél-Váralja Dél area. GEOS Freiberg/Germany, involved in the work, approved the content of the report. Our company. instead of uneconomic coal combustion, modern coal processing technology - e.g. gasification - advocates its introduction
Our company is a member and active contributor to the Mecsek Mining Cluster and the Hungarian Mining Association
- 7355 Nagymányok Darabosház 3
Type of organisation
- Micro enterprise (up to 10 employees and 2mil EUR turnover)
Organisation acts primarily in the following raw materials sectors
- Geo-sciences and geotechnology
- Extractive waste management
Which months can the internships take place?
- June 2023
- July 2023
- August 2023
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
Open positions for internships in this year
- International students
- National students
- EIT Labelled students
- 7355 Nagymányok Darabosház 3
Own equipment required
- Personal safety gear, geologist field gear.
During the internship, company is able to offer to the intern(s):
Is laboratory work included?
Preferred educational background of the intern(s)
- waste management
Required skills and competences
- She/he should be willing and able to work on the field independently, should possess knowledge about mapping, sampling methods, should speak and understand Hungarian and English.
- Beyond Coal: Developing the Uneconomical Nagymányok Hard Coal Deposit as a Source of Critical Elements
The Eastern-Mecsek Mountains hosts a large Jurassic hard coal basin, with numerous occurrences, none of them is productive recently. Nagymanyok is an undeveloped hard coal deposit in the northern flank of the coal basin. After opening a pit for production in the late 1990s, it was abandoned due to complex tectonic conditions leading to excessive mining loss and dilution.
The coal basin has been known to host significant enrichments of minor elements, including critical elements from the 2020 list of the EU Raw Materials group. These are: Be, Ge, Nb, Ta, REE, Zr, Hf. These anomalous concentrations were also found at Nagymanyok, although tdata are not sufficient to define the extent of.
An approved Hungarian R+D project starts in 2023 with the aim of developing joint processing technology for both coal and the adjacent sedimentary rocks to prepare them for coal gasification and simultaneous minor element recovery.
The candidate should take parts of the preparation. Within this work three focus areas were outlined:
- Verification of minor element anomalies and obtaining mineralogical parameters necessary for separation and beneficiation of valuable minor elements;
- Remodelling the resources of the coal deposit for integrated energy and minor element production;
- Addressing the most important environmental risks of these newly developed technologies.
The results will form a part of the scoping study prepared to give basis of the feasibility study and EIA for strategic raw material recovery from coals, adjacent sediments and by-products.
- Prof. emer. Földessy János
- Retired university professor on the University of Miskolc, geologist, mineral resources expert, formerly coordinator of the Criticel - Basic research of strategic raw material of Hungary project, 2012-2014.
Interview with the candidates