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Kreshimir N. Malitch


PhD, Leading Researcher of the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Ural branch of the Academy of Sciences

Ekaterinburg, Russia

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7058-7749

Scopus Author ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602498572

Major research interests: Geology and metallogeny of ultramafic and ultramafic-mafic complexes; Noble metal (platinum-group elements and gold) geochemistry and mineralogy; PGE-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits; Radiogenic and stable isotopes; Isotope composition of the Earth's mantle




Recepient of Lise-Meitner Research Award to Outstanding Foreign Scholars, Austrian Science Fund (October 1999 – September 2001)

Austrian Academy of Sciences, grant for visiting scientists (November 2001 – February 2002)

European Science Fund, GEODE grant for visiting scientists (March 2002 – April 2002)

Guest Professorship, Department of Geology, University of Leoben (October 2002 – July 2004)

Guest Professorship, Department of Geology, University of Oulu (October – November 2009, 2010)


Main publications:

Malitch, K.N. (1998): Peculiarities of platinum-group elements distribution in ultramafites of clinopyroxenite-dunite massives as an indicator of their origin. International Platinum (Eds. Laverov, N.P. & Distler, V.V.), Athens - St. Petersburg: Theophrastus Publications, 129-140.

Malitch, K.N., Melcher, F. & Muhlhans, H. (2001): Palladium and gold mineralization in podiform chromitite at Kraubath, Austria. Mineralogy and Petrology 73, 247-277.

Malitch, K.N., Auge, T., Badanina, I.Yu., Goncharov, M.M., Junk, S.A. & Pernicka, E. (2002): Os-rich nuggets from Au-PGE placers of the Maimecha-Kotui Province, Russia: a multi-disciplinary study. Mineralogy and Petrology 76 (1-2), 121-148.

Malitch, K.N. & Thalhammer, O.A.R. (2002): Pt-Fe nuggets derived from clinopyroxenite-dunite massifs, Russia: a structural, compositional and osmium-isotope study. Canadian Mineralogist 40 (2), 395-418.

Malitch, K.N., Junk, S.A., Thalhammer, O.A.R., Melcher, F., Knauf, V.V., Pernicka, E. & Stumpfl, E.F. (2003): Laurite and ruarsite from podiform chromitites at Kraubath and Hochgrossen, Austria: new insights from osmium isotopes. Canadian Mineralogist 41 (2), 331-352.

Malitch, K.N., Thalhammer, O.A.R., Knauf, V.V. & Melcher, F. (2003): Diversity of platinum-group mineral assemblages in banded and podiform chromitite from the Kraubath ultramafic massif, Austria: evidence for an ophiolitic transition zone? Mineralium Deposita 38 (3), 282-297.

Malitch, K.N. (2004): Osmium isotope constraints on contrasting sources and prolonged melting in the Proterozoic upper mantle: evidence from ophiolitic Ru-Os sulfides and Ru-Os-Ir alloys. Chemical Geology 208 (1-4), 157-173.

Malitch, K.N. & Merkle, R.K.W. (2004): Ru-Os-Ir-Pt and Pt-Fe alloys from the Evander Goldfield (Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa): detrital origin inferred from compositional and osmium isotope data. Canadian Mineralogist 42 (2), 631-650.

Cawthorn, R.G., Barnes, S.J., Ballhaus, C. & Malitch, K.N. (2005): Platinum-group element, chromium and vanadium deposits in mafic and ultramafic rocks. Economic Geology 100th Anniversary Volume, 215-249. 

Malitch, K.N., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., Badanina, I.Yu, Pearson, N.J., Presnyakov, S.L. & Tuganova, E.V. (2010): Magmatic evolution of the ultramafic-mafic Kharaelakh intrusion (Siberian Craton, Russia): insights from trace-element, U-Pb and Hf-isotope data on zircon. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 159 (6), 753-768.

Malitch K.N. & Latypov R.M. (2011): Re-Os and S-isotope constraints on timing and source heterogeneity of PGE-Cu-Ni sulfide ores: a case study at the Talnakh ore junction (Russia). Canadian Mineralogist 49 (6), 1653-1677.

Merkle, R.K.W., Malitch, K.N., Grasser, P.P.H. & Badanina, I.Yu. (2012): Native osmium from the Guli Massif, Northern Siberia (Russia). Mineralogy and Petrology 104 (1-2), 115-127.

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