Institut für Geo- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften

Mineralogie - Petrologie 

Albertstr. 23b   

79104 Freiburg         

Tel.: +49 (0)761 -203-6396  

Fax: +49 (0)761 -203-6407





Dr. Malte Junge

Assistent für MineralogieJunge

Institut für Geo- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften                                                       
Mineralogie - Petrologie
Albertstraße 23b 
79104 Freiburg

Fon:  0761 / 203 6416 direkt
Fon:  0761 / 203 6396 Sekretariat
Fax:  0761 / 203 6407
E-Mail: malte.junge@minpet.uni-freiburg.de


  • 2017 Ph.D. Mineralogy, University of Hannover, Germany 
    Thesis: PGE-mobility during weathering processes. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. F. Holtz, Prof. Dr. F. Melcher
  • 2012 M.Sc. Geology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
    Thesis: Distribution of Platinum-group elements and minerals in the UG-2 reef, Karee Mine, Western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Supervisors: Dr. T. Oberthür, Dr. P. Mason 
  • 2010 B.Sc. Geosciences, University of Freiburg, Germany 
    Thesis: Symplectites in Gakkel Ridge Peridotites. Supervisors: Dr. A. von der Handt, Dr. H. Müller-Sigmund 

Research interests

My main research interest is ore geology with a special focus on Ni-Cu-PGE deposits and layered intrusions, hydrothermal ore deposits and volcanogenic massive sulfide ore deposits. I joined four research cruises to the Indian Ocean for the study and the exploration of massive sulfide deposits.

Awards and grants 

  • 2016: SEG Hugh E. McKinstry Fund, research grant for LA-ICP-MS measurements at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada with Prof. S.-J. Barnes
  • 2014: SEG Hugh E. McKinstry Fund, research grant for field work at the Bushveld Complex, South Africa
  • 2013: Hans-Joachim-Martini-Award (junior scientist)

Teaching / Courses

  • Rock-forming processes (2nd semester MSc)
  • Georessources (5th semester BSc)
  • Geological field course Elba (4th semester BSc)  

      If you are looking for a bachelor or master project please feel free to contact me
      and we can discuss some possible topics.


  • since 2017: research associate at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg
  • 2012 - 2017: research assistant at the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover
  • 2012: research assistant at the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University, Uppsala
  • 2011: student assistant at TNO (Geological Survey of the Netherlands), Utrecht
  • 2009 - 2010: student assistant at the Geological Survey of Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg 


  • Kraemer, D., Junge, M. and Bau, M. (2017) Oxidized Ores as Future Resource for Platinum Group Metals: Current State of Research: Chemie Ingenieur Technik, v. 89, p. 1-12. link
  • 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 link
  • 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. link
  • 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) link
  • Oberthür, T., Junge, M., Rudashevsky, N., de Meyer, E., Gutter, P., (2016) Platinum-group mineals in the LG and MG chromities of the eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Mineralium Deposita, v. 51, p. 71-87. link
  • 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. link
  • 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. link
  • 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. link


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