his students and associates

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Eugen Stumpfl enjoying the mountain air in Montana, U.S.A., on a trip to the
Stillwater layered intrusion in the summer of 1985. Photo: GCW collection.

Graham C. Wilson
A partial bibliography of Eugen Stumpfl (1931-2004),
posted on 28 March 2005.


As the long-time editor of the journal Mineralogy and Petrology, it was fitting that a special issue was dedicated to Eugen Stumpfl in 2003 (vol. 38 number 3, April 2003). A brief biography serves as preface to the 10-article volume (Thalhammer, 2003). Eugen's career began in 1956 with acceptance of his PhD thesis from Heidelberg under the supervision of famed ore mineralogist Paul Ramdohr. He worked with Ramdohr for two years more, and then hung his hat in London, Toronto (where he was visiting professor at the University of Toronto, 1965-1966), Manchester and Hamburg. Highlights of his early career included investigations of hydrothermal influences on platinum deposits, and early applications of the electron microprobe to mineralogy. He then assumed the post of professor of mineralogy and petrology at Leoben, Austria (1975-1997). His work is summarized in more than 115 international publications, plus many unpublished reports, abstracts and book reviews (Thalhammer, 2003; see also Alapieti, 2008).

The mineral stumpflite, PtSb (Cabri, 2002, pp.103-104), is named in his honour, described from the Driekop mine in South Africa, from placer deposits in the Ural region of Russia, and from the Tulameen district of southern British Columbia, Canada. Later, the silver amalgam eugenite was also named for him. Eugen's early interest in platinum minerals was piqued by the unique platinum deposits of southern Africa. Eugen noted that Paul Ramdohr arranged for him to accompany the great petrographer on a tour of southern African ore deposits in 1957 (Stumpfl and Tischler, 1982). Some of his own early work on the Bushveld involved the mines of Driekop, Onverwacht and Mooihoek, which ceased operation in the early 1960s.

This web-based bibliography ( is provided as a research tool for anyone interested in learning more of Eugen and his research interests, which encompassed much more than the platinum group element (PGE) and mineral (PGM) themes for which he was best known professionally.

The bibliography is provided here in a citation-style format. It contains 61 items, presented in chronological order. As the above notes indicate, this selection is not the half of Eugen's publications. However, many of his best-known articles are here.


Alapieti,TT (2008) Obituary - Eugen F. Stumpfl (1931-2004). Mineral.Petrol. 92, 3-5.

Cabri,LJ (2002) The platinum-group minerals. In `The Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Beneficiation of Platinum-Group Elements' (Cabri,LJ editor), CIM Spec.Vol. 54, 852pp., 13-129.

Stumpfl,EF and Tischler,SE (1982) Chromite and graphite in the platiniferous dunite pipes of the eastern Bushveld. In `Ore Genesis, the State of the Art' (Amstutz,GC, El Goresy,A, Frenzel,G, Kluth,C, Moh,G, Wauschkuhn,A and Zimmermann,RA editors), Springer-Verlag, 804pp., 387-395.

Thalhammer,ORA (2003) Platinum deposits - further thoughts: a thematic issue dedicated to Professor Eugen F. Stumpfl on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Mineralium Deposita 38, 259-260.

Technical note: The citations are taken from the MINLIB database: search Code `Stumpfl,E' in field A covers main topic (authors, n=61).

References. 61 articles by Eugen Stumpfl and associates, 1958-2004:


Stumpfl,EF (1958) Erzmikroskopische untersuchungen an schwermineralien in sanden. In `Economic Analysis of Heavy Minerals in Sediments' (Luepke,G editor), Benchmark Papers in Geology Vol.86, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 315pp., 143-181 (1985), (in Ger.), first publ. in Geol.Jarb. 73, 685-723.

Stumpfl,EF (1962) Some aspects of the genesis of platinum deposits. Econ.Geol. 57, 619-623.

Leube,A and Stumpfl,EF (1963a) The Rooiberg and Leeuwpoort tin mines, Transvaal, South Africa. Part I. General and structural geology. Econ.Geol. 58, 391-418.

Leube,A and Stumpfl,EF (1963b) The Rooiberg and Leeuwpoort tin mines, Transvaal, South Africa. Part II. Petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry. Econ.Geol. 58, 527-557.

Stumpfl,EF and Rucklidge,JC (1968) New data on natural phases in the system Ag-Te. Amer.Mineral. 53, 1513-1522.


Bailey,JC, Champness,PE, Dunham,AC, Esson,J, Fyfe,WS, MacKenzie,WS, Stumpfl,EF and Zussman,J (1970) Mineralogical and petrological investigations of lunar samples. Science 167, 592-594.

Halls,C and Stumpfl,EF (1970) Geology and ore deposition, Western Kerr Lake Arch, Cobalt, Ontario. In `Mining and Petroleum Geology', Proc.Ninth Commonwealth Min.Met. Congress 1969 (editor Jones,MJ), Vol. 2, 774pp., Inst.Min.Met., London, 241-284.

Stumpfl,EF (1972) Compositional variations in the hollingworthite-irarsite group. NJMM 1972, 406-415.

Stumpfl,EF and Tarkian,M (1973) Natural osmium-iridium alloys and iron-bearing platinum: new electron probe and optical data. NJMM 1973, 313-322.

Stumpfl,EF (1974) The genesis of platinum deposits: further thoughts. Min.Sci.Eng. 6, 120-141.

Tarkian,M and Stumpfl,EF (1975) Platinum mineralogy of the Driekop Mine, South Africa. Mineralium Deposita 10, 71-85.

Tarkian,M, Stumpfl,EF and Matthies,H (1975) A new miniphotometer for teaching and routine work in ore microscopy. Mineral.Mag. 40, 97-103.

Stumpfl,EF and Tarkian,M (1976) Platinum genesis: new mineralogical evidence. Econ.Geol. 71, 1451-1460.

Stumpfl,EF (1977) Sediments, ores, and metamorphism: new aspects. PTRSLA 285, 507-525.

Clifford,TN, Stumpfl,EF and Burger,AJ (1978) Mineralogical and isotopic studies of the crystalline rocks of the Okiep-Nababeep district, Namaqualand. In `Mineralization in Metamorphic Terranes' (Verwoerd,WJ editor), Geol.Soc.S.Africa Spec.Publ. 4, 552pp., 345-347.

Stumpfl,EF (1978) Variations in silicate, oxide and sulphide mineralogy in the Okiep copper district. In `Mineralization in Metamorphic Terranes' (Verwoerd,WJ editor), Geol.Soc.S.Africa Spec.Publ. 4, 552pp., 349-350.


Stumpfl,EF and Rucklidge,JC (1982) The platiniferous dunite pipes of the Eastern Bushveld. Econ.Geol. 77, 1419-1431.

Stumpfl,EF and Tischler,SE (1982) Chromite and graphite in the platiniferous dunite pipes of the eastern Bushveld. In `Ore Genesis, the State of the Art' (Amstutz,GC, El Goresy,A, Frenzel,G, Kluth,C, Moh,G, Wauschkuhn,A and Zimmermann,RA editors), Springer-Verlag, 804pp., 387-395.

Ballhaus,CG and Stumpfl,EF (1984) Graphite in layered igneous complexes: a key for stratiform platinum mineralization? Fort.Min. 62 no.1, 15-16.

Ballhaus,CG and Stumpfl,EF (1985a) Graphite, platinum and the C-O-H-S system. Abs. Fourth Int. Platinum Symposium, Can.Mineral. 23, 293-294.

Ballhaus,CG and Stumpfl,EF (1985b) Fluid inclusions in the Merensky and Bastard Reef, western Bushveld complex. Abs. Fourth Int. Platinum Symposium, Can.Mineral. 23, 294.

Ballhaus,CG and Stumpfl,EF (1985c) Occurrence and petrological significance of graphite in the Upper Critical Zone, western Bushveld complex, South Africa. EPSL 74, 58-68.

Finlow-Bates,T and Stumpfl,EF (1985) Lead isotope studies bearing on the genesis of copper orebodies at Mount Isa, Queensland and Mount Isa silica dolomite and copper orebodies: the result of a syntectonic hydrothermal alteration system- a discussion. Econ.Geol. 80, 184-188.

Reimann,C and Stumpfl,EF (1985) Paleozoic amphibolites, Kreuzeck Mountains, Austria: geochemical variations in the vicinity of mineralization. Mineralium Deposita 20, 69-75.

Rucklidge,JC, Wilson,GC, Stumpfl,EF and Ballhaus,CG (1985) Analysis of Pt-associated graphites by accelerator mass spectrometry. Abs. Fourth Int. Platinum Symposium, Can.Mineral. 23, 313.

Volborth,A, Stumpfl,EF, Tarkian,M and Housley,RM (1985) Examples of Pd-Pt mineralization along the 35-km strike of the Stillwater Reef, Montana, USA. Abs. Fourth Int. Platinum Symposium, Can.Mineral. 23, 319.

Ballhaus,CG and Stumpfl,EF (1986) Sulfide and platinum mineralization in the Merensky Reef: evidence from hydrous silicates and fluid inclusions. Contrib.Mineral.Petrol. 94, 193-204.

Stumpfl,EF (1986) Distribution, transport and concentration of platinum group elements. In `Metallogeny of Basic and Ultrabasic Rocks', Inst.Min.Met., 379-394.

Thalhammer,O, Stumpfl,EF and Panayiotou,A (1986) Postmagmatic, hydrothermal origin of sulfide and arsenide mineralizations at Limassol Forest, Cyprus. Mineralium Deposita 21, 95-105.

Volborth,A, Tarkian,M, Stumpfl,EF and Housley,RM (1986) A survey of the Pd-Pt mineralization along the 35-km strike of the J-M Reef, Stillwater Complex, Montana. Can.Mineral. 24, 329-346.

Both,RA and Stumpfl,EF (1987) Distribution of silver in the Broken Hill orebody. Econ.Geol. 82, 1037-1043.

Cornelius,M, Stumpfl,EF, Gee,D and Prochaska,W (1987) Platinum group elements in mafic-ultramafic rocks of the western gneiss terrain, Western Australia. Mineral.Petrol. 36, 247-265.

Stumpfl,EF (1987) Exploration for platinum-group metals. GSA Abs.w.Progs. 19 no.7, 858, Phoenix.

Vogt,JH and Stumpfl,EF (1987) Abra: a strata-bound Pb-Cu-Ba mineralization in the Bangemall Basin, Western Australia. Econ.Geol. 82, 805-825.

Ballhaus,CG, Cornelius,M and Stumpfl,EF (1988) The Upper Critical Zone of the Bushveld Complex and the origin of Merensky -type ores - a discussion. Econ.Geol. 83, 1082-1085.

Thalhammer,OAR and Stumpfl,EF (1988) Platinum-group minerals from Hochgrossen ultramafic massif, Styria: first reported occurrence of PGM in Austria. TIMM B97, 77-82.

Cornelius,M and Stumpfl,EF (1989) Platinum mineralization at New Norcia, Western Australia. Abs. 5th Internat. Platinum Symposium, in Bull.Geol.Soc.Finland 61 part 1, 64pp., 25-26.

Pasava,J, Pertlik,F, Stumpfl,EF and Zemann,J (1989) Bernardite, a new thallium arsenic sulphosalt from Allchar, Macedonia, with a determination of the crystal structure. Mineral.Mag. 53, 531-538.

Thalhammer,OAR, Prochaska,W, Muhlans,H and Stumpfl,EF (1989) Silicate, sulphide and platinum mineral inclusions in chromites from the Eastern Alps, Austria. Abs. 5th Internat. Platinum Symposium, in Bull.Geol.Soc.Finland 61 part 1, 64pp., 37.

Thalhammer,OAR, Stumpfl,EF and Jahoda,R (1989) The Mittersill scheelite deposit, Austria. Econ.Geol. 84 no.5 (Mineral Deposits of Europe issue), 1153-1171.


McElduff,B and Stumpfl,EF (1990) Platinum-group minerals from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. Mineralogy and Petrology 42, 211-232.

McElduff,B and Stumpfl,EF (1991) The chromite deposits of the Troodos complex, Cyprus- evidence for the role of a fluid phase accompanying chromite formation. Mineralium Deposita 26, 228-238.

Mogessie,A, Stumpfl,EF and Weiblen,PW (1991) The role of fluids in the formation of platinum-group minerals, Duluth Complex, Minnesota: mineralogic, textural, and chemical evidence. Econ.Geol. 86, 1506-1518.

Mogessie,A, Stumpfl,EF, Weiblen,PW and Ripley,EM (1991) The Duluth complex, Minnesota, USA: platinum group minerals, associated hydrous phases, oxygen and sulfur isotopes. Programme and Abstracts, 6th International Platinum Symposium, Perth, 56pp., 39.

Melcher,F and Stumpfl,EF (1992) Chemical facies and gold mineralization in northern Ghana. Institute of Geological Sciences, Mining University, Leoben, Austria, Annual Report 1991-1992, 44pp., 13-14.

Mogessie,A and Stumpfl,EF (1992) Platinum-group element and stable isotope geochemistry of PGM-bearing troctolitic rocks of the Duluth complex, Minnesota. Proc. 6th International Platinum Symposium, AJES 39, 315-325.

Mogessie,A, Kucha,H and Stumpfl,EF (1992) Occurrence of molybdenite in the basal zone of the Duluth complex, Minnesota, USA. NJMM 1992 no.10, 433-440.

Muller,D, Stumpfl,EF and Taylor,W (1992a) Shoshonitic and alkaline lamprophyres with elevated Au and PGE concentrations from the Kreuzeck Mountains, Eastern Alps, Austria. Institute of Geological Sciences, Mining University, Leoben, Austria, Annual Report 1991-1992, 44pp., 19.

Muller,D, Stumpfl,EF and Taylor,WR (1992b) Shoshonitic and alkaline lamprophyres with elevated Au and PGE concentrations from the Kreuzeck Mountains, Eastern Alps, Austria. Mineral.Petrol. 46, 23-42.

Bjerg,EA, de Brodtkorb,MK and Stumpfl,EF (1993) Compositional zoning in Zn-chromites from the Cordillera Frontal Range, Argentina. Mineral.Mag. 57, 131-139.

Kucha,H, Stumpfl,EF, Plimer,IR and Kock,R (1994) Gold-pyrite association - result of oxysulphide and polysulphide transport of gold? TIMM B103, 197-205.

Melcher,F, Stumpfl,EF and Distler,V (1994) Chromite deposits of the Kempirsai massif, southern Urals, Kazakhstan. TIMM B103, 107-120.

Helmy,HM, Stumpfl,EF and Kamel,OA (1995) Platinum-group minerals from the metamorphosed Abu Swayel Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, South Eastern Desert, Egypt. Econ.Geol. 90, 2350-2360.

Holler,W and Stumpfl,EF (1995) Cr-V oxides from the Rampura Agucha Pb-Zn-(Ag) deposit, Rajasthan, India. Can.Mineral. 33, 745-752.

Simon,G, Alderton,DHM, Stumpfl,EF and Bleser,T (1995) Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineral.Petrol. 53, 115-124.

Melcher,F, Grum,W, and Stumpfl,EF (1996) Ophiolitic-podiform chromitite giants in the southern Urals: geochemistry, isotopes, and the role of fluids. GSA Abs.w.Progs. 28 no.7, 92-93, Denver.

Melcher,F, Grum,W, Simon,G, Thalhammer,TV and Stumpfl,EF (1997) Petrogenesis of the ophiolitic giant chromite deposits of Kempirsai, Kazakhstan: a study of solid and fluid inclusions in chromite. J.Petrol. 38, 1419-1458.

Stumpfl,EF, Gregurek,D and Reimann,C (1998) Environmental impact by nickel-copper-PGE mining and smelting in the Kola-peninsula, NW Russia: the Kola Ecogeochemistry Project. Abs. International Mineralogical Association 17th General Meeting, 46, Toronto (9-14 August 1998).


Mogessie,A, Hauzenberger,CA, Hoinkes,G, Felfernig,A, Stumpfl,EF, Bjerg,EA and Kostadinoff,J (2000) Genesis of platinum-group minerals in the Las Aguilas mafic- ultramafic rocks, San Luis province, Argentine: textural, chemical and mineralogical evidence. Mineralogy and Petrology 68, 85-114.

Malitch,KN, Junk,SA, Thalhammer,OAR, Melcher,F, Knauf,VV, Pernicka,E and Stumpfl,EF (2003) Laurite and ruarsite from podiform chromitites at Kraubath and Hochgrossen, Austria: new insights from osmium isotopes. Can.Mineral. 41, 331-352.

McCready,AJ, Stumpfl,EF, Lally,JH, Ahmad,M and Gee,RD (2004) Polymetallic mineralization at the Browns deposit, Rum Jungle mineral field, Northern Territory, Australia. Econ.Geol. 99, 257-277.


Graham Wilson, posted 28 March 2005, minor update 06 February 2013

See also a dedicated note on one of the unusual styles of
mineralization that attracted Eugen's curiosity,
"graphite from the Bushveld igneous complex".

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