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Researcher: Abersteiner, AB (Mr Adam Abersteiner)

Fields of Research

Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Mineralogy and crystallography
Inorganic geochemistry
Structure and dynamics of materials
Analytical chemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Diamond exploration
Mining and extraction of precious (noble) metal ores

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A genetic story of olivine crystallisation in the Mark kimberlite (Canada) revealed by zoning and melt inclusions; Lithos
A reply to the comment by Kostrovitsky, S. and Yakovlev, D. on ‘Was crustal contamination involved in the formation of the serpentine-free Udachnaya-East Kimberlite? New insights into parental melts, liquidus assemblage and effects of alteration’ by Abersteiner et al. (J. Petrology, 59, 1467-1492, 2018); Journal of Petrology
An advanced stepwise leaching technique for derivation of initial lead isotope ratios in ancient mafic rocks: A case study of Mesoproterozoic intrusions from the Udzha paleo-rift, Siberian Craton; Chemical Geology
Can primitive kimberlite melts be alkali‐carbonate liquids: Composition of the melt snapshots preserved in deepest mantle xenoliths; Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Chromium spinel in Late Quaternary volcanic rocks from Kamchatka: Implications for spatial compositional variability of subarc mantle and its oxidation state; Lithos
Composition and emplacement of the Benfontein Kimberlite Sill Complex (Kimberley, South Africa): Textural, petrographic and melt inclusion constraints; Lithos
Composition, crystallization conditions and genesis of sulfide-saturated parental melts of olivine-phyric rocks from Kamchatsky Mys (Kamchatka, Russia); Lithos
Contact metamorphic and metasomatic processes at the Kharaelakh intrusion, Oktyabrsk deposit, Norilsk-Talnakh ore district: Application of LA-ICP-MS dating of perovskite, apatite, garnet, and titanite; Economic Geology
Copper-containing magnesioferrite in vesicular trachyandesite in a lava tube from the 2012–2013 eruption of the Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia; Minerals
Cr-rich clinopyroxene megacrysts from the Grib kimberlite, Arkhangelsk province, Russia: relation to clinopyroxene–phlogopite xenoliths and evidence for mantle metasomatism by kimberlite melts; Lithos
Djerfisherite in kimberlites and their xenoliths: implications for kimberlite melt evolution; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Evolution of kimberlite magmas in the crust: A case study of groundmass and mineral-hosted inclusions in the Mark kimberlite (Lac de Gras, Canada); Lithos
Geodynamic significance of the Mesoproterozoic magmatism of the Udzha Paleo-Rift (Northern Siberian Craton) based on U-Pb geochronology and paleomagnetic data; Minerals
Hybrid nature of the platinum group element chromite-rich rocks of the Norilsk 1 Intrusion: genetic constraints from Cr spinel and spinel-hosted multiphase inclusions; Economic Geology
In-situ crystallization and continuous modification of chromian spinel in the 'sulfide-poor platinum-group metal ores' of the Norilsk-1 intrusion (Northern Siberia, Russia); Minerals
Monticellite in group-I kimberlites: implications for evolution of parental melts and post-emplacement CO2 degassing; Chemical Geology
Petrographic and melt-inclusion constraints on the petrogenesis of a magmaclast from the Venetia kimberlite cluster, South Africa; Chemical Geology
Polymineralic inclusions in kimberlite-hosted megacrysts: Implications for kimberlite melt evolution; Lithos
Significance of halogens (F, Cl) in kimberlite melts: insights from mineralogy and melt inclusions in the Roger pipe (Ekati, Canada); Chemical Geology
Silicate inclusions in isoferroplatinum: Constraints on the origin of platinum mineralization in podiform chromitites; Ore Geology Reviews
Textural, morphological and compositional varieties of modern arc sulfides: a case study of the Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka; Lithos
Was crustal contamination involved in the formation of the serpentine-free Udachnaya-East kimberlite? New insights into parental melts, liquidus assemblage and effects of alteration; Journal of Petrology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision