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Dr. Malte Junge


Mineraloge - Lagerstättenkundler

Mineralogischen Staatssammlung
Theresienstr. 41,
D-80333 München
Tel.: ++49 89 2180 4308 
Fax: ++49 89 2180 4334


Main interests:

platinum-group elements 
Ni-Cu-PGE deposits
weathered PGE ores / lateries
VMS-type deposits

Books and articles

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2012-2017: Dr. rer. nat,  University, Hannover, Germany; Ph.D. thesis: “PGE-mobility in weathering processes”

2010-2012: M.Sc. Geology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands; Master thesis: “Distribution of Platinum-group elements and minerals in the UG-2 reef, Karee Mine, Western Bushveld Complex, South Africa”

2007 - 2010: B.Sc. Geosciences, University Freiburg, Germany; Bachelor thesis: “Symplectites in Gakkel Ridge Peridotites”



since 06/2020: curator at the Mineralogical State Collection Munich  

04/2017 – 05/2020: assistant at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg

09/2012 – 03/2017: research assistant at the BGR (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources) Hannover, Germany



Georessources and ore-froming processes (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Mineralogy (B.Sc.), Petrology (B.Sc.), Analytical methods (M.Sc.) 




Fang, L., Tan, D.M., Junge, M., Qin, K-Z., Mao, Y-J., Evans, N.J., Wohlgemuth-Ueberwasser, C., Niu, Y-J. (2021) Two‐stage magmatism and mineralization of Tulaergen nickel‐copper deposit in eastern Tianshan, North‐west China: Evidence from bulk rock geochemistry and in situ mineral chemistry. Geological Journal


Hedrich, S., Kraemer, D., Junge, M., Marbler, H., Bau, M., Schippers, A. (2020) Bioprocessing of oxidized platinum group element (PGE) ores as pre-treatment for efficient chemical extraction of PGE. Hydrometallurgy.

Klemd, R. Beinlich, A., Kern, M., Junge, M., Martin, L., Regelous, M., Schouwstra, R. (2020) Magmatic PGE Sulphide Mineralization in Clinopyroxenite from the Platreef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Minerals, 10. 570-598.

Junge, M. Fischer, L.A. (2020) Die industrielle Verwendung von Fluorit und Baryt, Der Erzgräber, 35, 50-52

Junge, M. Fischer, L.A. (2020) Die Mineralogie des Fluorits, Der Erzgräber, 35,46-49


Groshev, N.Y., Rundkvist, T.,V., Karykowski, B.T., Maier, W.D., Korchagin, A.U., Ivanov, A.N., Junge, M. (2019) Low-Sulfide Platinum–Palladium Deposits of the Paleoproterozoic Fedorova–Pana Layered Complex, Kola Region, Russia. Minerals, 9, 764-787.

Günther, T., Haase, K., Junge, M., Oberthür, T., Woelki, D., Krumm, S. (2019) Reply to discussion by R.N. Scoon and A.A. Mitchell on ‘Oxygen isotope and trace element compositions of platiniferous dunite pipes of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa – Signals from a recycled mantle component?’ Lithos, v. 324-325, p. 899-901.

Junge, M., Oberthür, T., Kraemer, D., Melcher, F., Pina, R., Derrey, I.T., Manyeruke, T., Strauss, H. (2019) Distribution of platinum-group elements in pristine and near-surface oxidized Platreef ore and the variation along strike, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. v. 54, p. 885-912.


Goldmann, S.,Junge, M., Wirth, R., Schreiber, A. (2018): Distribution of trace elements in sphalerite and arsenopyrite on the nanometre-scale – discrete phases versus solid solution. European Journal of Mineralogy

Günther, T., Haase, K., Junge, M., Oberthür, T., Woelki, D., Krumm, S. (2018). Oxygen isotope and trace element compositions of platiniferous dunite pipes of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa – Signals from a recycled mantle component? Lithos, v. 310-311, p. 332-341.


Junge, M. (2017) Der Erzbergbau im Schwarzwald. Freiburger Universitätsblätter, v. 216, p. 53-60.

Oppermann, L., Junge, M., Schuth, S., Holtz, F. and Schwarz-Schampera, U. (2017) Mobility and distribution of platinum-group elements in near-surface weathered soils from the Lower and Middle Group chromitites of the western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, v. 120, p. 511-524.

Derrey, I.T., Albrecht, M. Dupliy, E. Botcharnikov, R.E., Horn, I., Junge, M. Weyer, S. and Holtz, F. (2017) Experimental tests on achieving equilibrium in synthetic fluid inclusions: results for scheelite, molybdenite and gold solubility at 800°C and 200 MPa. American Mineralogist. V. 102, p. 275-283.

Kraemer, D., Junge, M. and Bau, M. (2017) The potential of Oxidized Ores as a Future Resource for Platinum Group Metals: An Overview of Current State of Research in Geosciences and Metallurgy. Chemie Ingenieur Technik, v. 89, p. 1-12.


Klemd, R., Junge, M., Oberthür, T., Herderich, T., Schouwstra, R. and Roberts, J. (2016) Platinum-group element concentrations in base-metal sulphides from the Platreef, Mogalakwena Platinum Mine, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology v. 119 (3), 623-638.

Junge, M., Oberthür, T., Osbahr, I. and Gutter, P. (2016) Platinum-group element and minerals in the Lower and Middle Group chromitites of the western Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Mineralium Deposita, v. 51, p. 841-852.

Oberthür, T., Junge, M., Rudashevsky, N., de Meyer, E., Gutter, P., (2016) Deportment of platinoids in the LG and MG chromitites of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Mineralium Deposita, v. 51, p. 71-87.


Kraemer, D., Junge, M., Bau, M. and Oberthür, T. (2015) Improving recoveries of Platinum and Palladium from Oxidized Platinum-Group Element Ores of the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe, using the Siderophore Desferrioxamine B, Hydrometallurgy, v. 152, p. 169-177.

Junge, M., Wirth, R, Oberthür, T., Melcher, F., Schreiber, A. (2015) Mineralogical siting of platinum-group elements in pentlandite from the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, Mineralium Deposita, v. 50, p. 41-54.


Junge, M., Oberthür, T. and Melcher, F. (2014) Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum-group-element and –mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite - an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Economic Geology, v. 109, p. 795-810.