Adam Abersteiner

Dr Adam Abersteiner

Future Making Fellow

Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources

Division of Research and Innovation

Dr Adam Abersteiner is a researcher who uses petrology and geochemistry to understand the petrogenesis of ultramafic-mafic rocks and ore mineralization. One of the key methods driving Adam's research is the study of melt/fluid inclusions and in-situ micoranalytical techniques in order to reconstruct the original composition and evolution of melts and fluids leading to rock formation and/or mineralization. Adam has worked extensively in a variety of unusual rock types, including mantle-derived xenoliths, kimberlites, orangeites, carbonatites and lamproites, as well as more common basalts and mafic intrusion systems. Adam's current interests at ISER include understanding the origin and formation of magmatic Ni-Cu and platinum group element deposits (PGE) from around Australia and worldwide.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Future Making Fellow University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Helsinki
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Russian Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2020 University of Tasmania Australia PhD
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Brlek, M., Richard Tapster, S., Schindlbeck-Belo, J., Gaynor, S. P., Kutterolf, S., Hauff, F., . . . Lukács, R. (2023). Tracing widespread Early Miocene ignimbrite eruptions and petrogenesis at the onset of the Carpathian-Pannonian Region silicic volcanism. Gondwana Research, 116, 40-60.
    DOI Scopus6
    2023 Chayka, I. F., Baykov, N. I., Kamenetsky, V. S., Kutyrev, A. V., Pushkarev, E. V., Abersteiner, A., & Shcherbakov, V. D. (2023). Volcano–Plutonic Complex of the Tumrok Range (Eastern Kamchatka): An Example of the Ural-Alaskan Type Intrusion and Related Volcanic Series. Minerals, 13(1), 30 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Chayka, I. F., Kamenetsky, V. S., Malitch, K. N., Vasil'ev, Y. R., Zelenski, M. E., Abersteiner, A. B., & Kuzmin, I. A. (2023). Behavior of critical metals in cumulates of alkaline ultramafic magmas in the Siberian large igneous province: Insights from melt inclusions in minerals. Ore Geology Reviews, 160, 23 pages.
    2022 Rudmin, M., Banerjee, S., Maximov, P., Novoselov, A., Trubin, Y., Smirnov, P., . . . Mazurov, A. (2022). Origin of ooids, peloids and micro-oncoids of marine ironstone deposits in Western Siberia (Russia). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 237, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Golovin, A., & Kamenetsky, M. (2022). Olivine in Kimberlites: Magma Evolution from Deep Mantle to Eruption. Journal of Petrology, 63(7).
    DOI Scopus7
    2022 Abersteiner, A., Golovin, A., Chayka, I., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Rodemann, T., & Ehrig, K. (2022). Carbon compounds in the West Kimberley lamproites (Australia): Insights from melt and fluid inclusions. Gondwana Research, 109, 536-557.
    DOI Scopus8
    2021 Sokol, E. V., Kokh, S. N., Nekipelova, A. V., Abersteiner, A., Seryotkin, Y. V., Ershov, V. V., . . . Deviatiiarova, A. S. (2021). Ge-hg-rich sphalerite and pb, sb, as, hg, and ag sulfide assemblages in mud volcanoes of sakhalin island, russia: An insight into possible origin. Minerals, 11(11), 47 pages.
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    2021 Smirnov, S. Z., Nizametdinov, I. R., Timina, T. Y., Kotov, A. A., Sekisova, V. S., Kuzmin, D. V., . . . Abersteiner, A. (2021). High explosivity of the June 21, 2019 eruption of Raikoke volcano (Central Kuril Islands); mineralogical and petrological constraints on the pyroclastic materials. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 418, 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus9
    2021 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Golovin, A., Goemann, K., & Ehrig, K. (2021). Dissolution of mantle orthopyroxene in kimberlitic melts: Petrographic, geochemical and melt inclusion constraints from an orthopyroxenite xenolith from the Udachnaya-East kimberlite (Siberian Craton, Russia). Lithos, 398-399, 16 pages.
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    2021 Kutyrev, A. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., Park, J. W., Maas, R., Demonterova, E. I., Antsiferova, T. N., . . . Ozerov, A. Y. (2021). Primitive high-K intraoceanic arc magmas of Eastern Kamchatka: Implications for Paleo-Pacific tectonics and magmatism in the Cretaceous. Earth-Science Reviews, 220, 22 pages.
    DOI Scopus10
    2021 Kutyrev, A. V., Sidorov, E. G., Kamenetsky, V. S., Chubarov, V. M., Chayka, I. F., & Abersteiner, A. (2021). Platinum mineralization and geochemistry of the Matysken zoned Ural-Alaskan type complex and related placer (Far East Russia). Ore Geology Reviews, 130, 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus8
    2021 Sokol, E. V., Deviatiiarova, A. S., Kokh, S. N., Reutsky, V. N., Abersteiner, A., Philippova, K. A., & Artemyev, D. A. (2021). Sulfide minerals as potential tracers of isochemical processes in contact metamorphism: Case study of the Kochumdek Aureole, east Siberia. Minerals, 11(1), 1-43.
    DOI Scopus5
    2020 Chayka, I. F., Kamenetsky, V. S., Zhitova, L. M., Izokh, A. E., Tolstykh, N. D., Abersteiner, A., . . . Yu. Yakich, T. (2020). 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, 115(6), 1321-1342.
    DOI Scopus14
    2020 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Kjarsgaard, B. A., Fedortchouk, Y., Ehrig, K., & Kamenetsky, M. (2020). 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, 372-373, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus10
    2020 Korneeva, A. A., Nekrylov, N., Kamenetsky, V. S., Portnyagin, M. V., Savelyev, D. P., Krasheninnikov, S. P., . . . Botcharnikov, R. E. (2020). Composition, crystallization conditions and genesis of sulfide-saturated parental melts of olivine-phyric rocks from Kamchatsky Mys (Kamchatka, Russia). Lithos, 370-371, 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus6
    2020 Chayka, I. F., Zhitova, L. M., Antsiferova, T. N., Abersteiner, A., Shevko, A. Y., Izokh, A. E., . . . Kamenetsky, V. S. (2020). 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, 10(6), 30 pages.
    DOI Scopus11
    2020 Tolstykh, N., Krivolutskaya, N., Safonova, I., Shapovalova, M., Zhitova, L., & Abersteiner, A. (2020). Unique Cu-rich sulphide ores of the Southern-2 orebody in the Talnakh Intrusion, Noril'sk area (Russia): Geochemistry, mineralogy and conditions of crystallization. Ore Geology Reviews, 122, 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus13
    2020 Nosova, A. A., Kargin, A. V., Sazonova, L. V., Dubinina, E. O., Chugaev, A. V., Lebedeva, N. M., . . . Batalin, G. A. (2020). Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic systematic and geochronology of ultramafic alkaline magmatism of the southwestern margin of the Siberian Craton: Metasomatism of the sub-continental lithospheric mantle related to subduction and plume events. Lithos, 364-365, 21 pages.
    DOI Scopus19
    2020 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Kjarsgaard, B. A., Rodemann, T., Kamenetsky, M., & Ehrig, K. (2020). A genetic story of olivine crystallisation in the Mark kimberlite (Canada) revealed by zoning and melt inclusions. Lithos, 358-359, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus15
    2020 Kutyrev, A. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., Sidorov, E. G., Abersteiner, A., & Chubarov, V. M. (2020). Silicate inclusions in isoferroplatinum: Constraints on the origin of platinum mineralization in podiform chromitites. Ore Geology Reviews, 119, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus9
    2020 Golovin, A. V., Sharygin, I. S., Korsakov, A. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., & Abersteiner, A. (2020). Can primitive kimberlite melts be alkali-carbonate liquids: Composition of the melt snapshots preserved in deepest mantle xenoliths. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 51(9), 1849-1867.
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    2020 Castillo-Oliver, M., Giuliani, A., Griffin, W. L., O’Reilly, S. Y., Drysdale, R. N., Abersteiner, A., . . . Li, X. H. (2020). New constraints on the source, composition, and post-emplacement modification of kimberlites from in situ C–O–Sr-isotope analyses of carbonates from the Benfontein sills (South Africa). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175(4), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus11
    2020 Marfin, A. E., Ivanov, A. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., Abersteiner, A., Yakich, T. Y., & Dudkin, T. V. (2020). 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, 115(6), 1213-1226.
    DOI Scopus12
    2019 Savatenkov, V. M., Malyshev, S. V., Ivanov, A. V., Meffre, S., Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., & Pasenko, A. M. (2019). 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, 528, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2019 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Golovin, A. V., Sharygin, I. S., Pearson, D. G., . . . Gornova, M. A. (2019). Polymineralic inclusions in kimberlite-hosted megacrysts: Implications for kimberlite melt evolution. Lithos, 336-337, 310-325.
    DOI Scopus23
    2019 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Golovin, A. V., Sharygin, I. S., Giuliani, A., . . . Kamenetsky, M. (2019). Djerfisherite in kimberlites and their xenoliths: implications for kimberlite melt evolution. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174(1), 22 pages.
    DOI Scopus15
    2019 Smirnov, S. Z., Rybin, A. V., Kruk, N. N., Timina, T. Y., Sokolova, E. N., Kuzmin, D. V., . . . Abersteiner, A. (2019). Parental Melts and Magma Storage of a Large-volume Dacite Eruption at Vetrovoy Isthmus (Iturup Island, Southern Kuril Islands): Insights into the Genesis of Subduction-zone Dacites. Journal of Petrology, 60(7), 1349-1370.
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    2019 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., & Golovin, A. V. (2019). 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, 60(9), 1841-1847.
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    2019 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Giuliani, A., Howarth, G. H., Castillo-Oliver, M., . . . Cherry, A. (2019). Composition and emplacement of the Benfontein kimberlite sill complex (Kimberley, South Africa): Textural, petrographic and melt inclusion constraints. Lithos, 324-325, 297-314.
    DOI Scopus42
    2018 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Graham Pearson, D., Kamenetsky, M., Goemann, K., Ehrig, K., & Rodemann, T. (2018). Monticellite in group-I kimberlites: Implications for evolution of parental melts and post-emplacement CO<inf>2</inf> degassing. Chemical Geology, 478, 76-88.
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    2018 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Kamenetsky, M., Goemann, K., Ehrig, K., & Rodemann, T. (2018). Significance of halogens (F, Cl) in kimberlite melts: Insights from mineralogy and melt inclusions in the Roger pipe (Ekati, Canada). Chemical Geology, 478, 148-163.
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    2018 Malyshev, S. V., Pasenko, A. M., Ivanov, A. V., Gladkochub, D. P., Savatenkov, V. M., Meffre, S., . . . Shcherbakov, V. D. (2018). Geodynamic significance of the mesoproterozoic magmatism of the udzha paleo-rift (Northern siberian craton) based on u-pb geochronology and paleomagnetic data. Minerals, 8(12), 555.
    DOI Scopus11
    2018 Sharygin, V. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., Zhitova, L. M., Belousov, A. B., & Abersteiner, A. (2018). Copper-containing magnesioferrite in vesicular trachyandesite in a lava tube from the 2012–2013 eruption of the tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. Minerals, 8(11), 22 pages.
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    2018 Abersteiner, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Golovin, A. V., Kamenetsky, M., & Goemann, K. (2018). Was crustal contamin ation involved in the formation of the serpentine-free Udachnaya-East kimberlite? New in sightsin to parental melts, liquidus assemblage and effects of alteration. Journal of Petrology, 59(8), 1467-1492.
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    2018 Nekrylov, N., Portnyagin, M. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., Mironov, N. L., Churikova, T. G., Plechov, P. Y., . . . Wörner, G. (2018). Chromium spinel in Late Quaternary volcanic rocks from Kamchatka: Implications for spatial compositional variability of subarc mantle and its oxidation state. Lithos, 322, 212-224.
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    2018 Zelenski, M., Kamenetsky, V. S., Nekrylov, N., Abersteiner, A., Ehrig, K., & Khanin, D. (2018). Textural, morphological and compositional varieties of modern arc sulfides: A case study of the Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka. Lithos, 318-319, 14-29.
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    2017 Kargin, A. V., Sazonova, L. V., Nosova, A. A., Lebedeva, N. M., Tretyachenko, V. V., & Abersteiner, A. (2017). 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, 292-293, 34-48.
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    2017 Abersteiner, A., Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., & Phillips, D. (2017). Petrographic and melt-inclusion constraints on the petrogenesis of a magmaclast from the Venetia kimberlite cluster, South Africa. Chemical Geology, 455, 331-341.
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