Prof. dr. Mariette Wolthers


Contact Mariette on topics such as:

  • How do minerals, crystals, Earth materials form
  • How can we use this knowledge for sustainable development
  • (How) could minerals have played a role in the origin of life on Earth
  • What is the influence of ocean acidification on calcareous minerals and shell-building organisms (and vice versa)
  • Properties of minerals and (salt) crystals
  • What do the properties of minerals/crystals say about the conditions under which they are formed

In the media

Na 200 jaar eindelijk het dolomiet-probleem opgelost - Kijk magazine (24-11-2023)


Het Klokhuis episode on the Origin of (life on) Earth - NTR Dutch national television (05-10-2022)
Sea butterflies, the unsung heroes in the climate crisis: their shells play a crucial role in cancelling out ocean acidification - Atlas (09-03-2022)


NPO Radio 1 Alicante podcast on crystals and their supposed health benefits - NPO Radio 1 (21-10-2021)
Nee, kristallen beschermen u niet tegen ziekte en pech - Volskrant (23-02-2021)


Himalaya zout - Keuringsdienst van Waarde (18-12-2017)
The oldest materials on Earth - KIJK (16-10-2017)
Artist Isabelle Andriessen, supervision (19-06-2017)


Nierstenen van kristal - de Volkskrant (06-06-2015)
Himalayazout komt niet uit de Himalaya, de rode kleur komt door roest - NRC Next (01-05-2015)