• Publikationen 2017
  • Publikationen 2016
  • Publikationen 2015
  • Ältere Publikationen


Hadjzobir, S., Altenberger, U. ,  Günter, C. 2017: The Edough Massif garnetites: evidences for a metamorphosed paleo-garnet beach-sand placer (Cap de Garde, Annaba, Northeast Algeria). Journ. Mediterrn Earth Sci. In press

López, J. P., Altenberger, U., Bellos, L..1, Ferrochio, B., Llomparte,E., Frentzel, G. 2017.  Petrological and geochemical characteristics of el Pabellón granite, Tafí del Valle, Tucumán, NW Argentina.  XX Argentine Geological Congress. 6 pages. Peer-reviewed conference proceedings. 

Mohammadiha, K., Moazzen, M., Altenberger, U., Hajialioghli,R. (2017): The geochemical nature of serpentinites from the Mashhad mafic-ultramafic complex as an evidence for Palaeotethys oceanic crust subduction in NE Iran. Geoscience Scientific QuarterlyJournal,  29. In press

Mohammadiha, K., Moazzen, M., Altenberger, U., Hajialioghli,R. (2017): Mineralogical features of amphiboles in the Mashhad amphibole peridotites.  Iranian Journal of crystallography and Mineralogy. In press.


Mielke,C.; Rogass,C.; Boesche,N.; Segl,K.; Altenberger, U. (2016): EnGeoMAP2.0—Automated Hyperspectral MineralIdentification for the German EnMAP Space Mission. Remote Sens. 8,127-143. .doi:10.3390/rs8020127

Mielke, C.; Muedi, T.; Papenfuss, A.; Boesche, N.; Rogass, C.; Segl, K.; Gauert, C.;Altenberger, U.,de Wit, M. (2016):: Multi-and Hyperspectral Spaceborne Remote Sensing of the Aggeneys Base Metal Sulphide Mineral Deposit Sites in the Lower Orange River Region, South Africa. South African J. Geology,(in press) 


Koerting, F., Rogass, C., Kaempf, H., Lubitz, C., Harms, U., Schudack, M., Kokaly, R., Mielke, C., Boesche, N., and Altenberger (2015): U.: DRILL CORE MINERAL ANALYSIS BY MEANS OF THE HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SPECTROMETER HySpex, XRD AND ASD IN PROXIMITY OF THE MÝTINA MAAR, CZECH REPUBLIC, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1-W5, 417-424, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W5-417-2015, 2015 

Boesche, N.K, Rogass, C., Lubitz, K., Brell, M., Herrmann, S. Mielke, C. Tonn, S. Appelt, O., Altenberger, U., Kaufmann, H. (2015): Hyperspectral REE (Rare Earth Element) Mapping of Outcrops—Applications for Neodymium Detection. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 5160-5186; doi:10.3390/rs70505160

Boesche, N.K., Rogass C., C. Mielke, C., Herrmann, S., Körting, F. Papenfuß, A.  Lubitz, C., Brell, M., Tonn, S, Altenberger, U. (2015): Hyperspectral rare earth element mapping of three outcrops at the Fen Complex, Norway: Calcitic, dolomitic, and ankeritic carbonatites. In: De Lima, I.B. and Filho, W.L. (eds.): Rare Earths Industry Technological, Economic, and Environmental Implications. 235-267. Elsevier

Freymark, J. Lapp, M., Breitkreuz, C., Altenberger, U., Stanek, K., Grund, K. (2015): Texture and geochemistry of the Late Paleozoic Freiberg-Frauenstein rhyolite dike (East Erzgebirge, Saxony): flow differentiation vs. magma composition Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver., N.F. 97, 269–300, 19 Abb.; Stuttgart. 

Jiménez, V.,G., González T., J.V., López I., J.A, Guzmán O., G., Altenberger, U., Rossello, E.A. (2015): Análisis structural de la zona de Daño de la Flla Bucaramanga en los Alrededores del corregimiento Umpalá, Santander, Colombia. XV Congreso Colombiano de geologiía. 4 pages (extended abstract), 4 pages.

Mielke, C. , Muedi, T., Papenfuss, A., Boesche, N.K., Rogass C., Gauert,, U. Altenberger, U., de Wit, M.. (2015): Multi- and Hyperspectral Spaceborne Remote Sensing of the Aggeneys Base Metal Sulphide Mineral Deposit Sites in the Lower Orange River Region, South Africa.  South African Journal of Geology (Accepted for publication) 

Reimold, W.U., Fischer L., Müller, J., Kenkmann, T., Schmitt, R.T., Altenberger, U., Kowitza, A. (2015): Impact-generated pseudotachylitic breccia in drill core BH-5 Hättberg, Siljan im pact structure, Sweden. GFF Journal of the Geological Society of Sweden, DOI: 10.1080/11035897.2015.1015264. Impact Factor: 0.707



Altenberger, U., López Isaza, J.A: (2014) First-time evidence of frictional melts in weak carbonate rocks-evidence from the Cuisa Fault, Alta Guajira/Northern Colombia. Geol.Colombiana 37, 37(2): 5–14.

Hadj Zobir, S., Altenberger, U., Günter, C. (2014): Geochemistry and petrology of metamorphosed submarine basic ashes in the Edough Massif (Cap de Garde, Annaba, Northeast Algeria). Comptes Rendue Geoscience 346, 244–254.

Weidinger, J.T., Korup, O., Henry Munack, M., Altenberger, U., Dunning, S.A., Tippelt, G., Werner Lottermoser (2014): Giant rockslides from the inside.Earth Planet. Sci. Letters, 389: 62-73.


ISI Journals 2013

Omrani ,H. , Moazzen, M, Oberhänsli,R. Altenberger,U., Lange, M. (2013): The Sabzevar blueschists of the North Central Iranian microcontinent as remnants of the Neotethys-related oceanic crust subduction. I. Jour. Earth Sci. (in press).


ISI Journals 2012

Altenberger, U., Jimenez Mejia, D.M., Günter, C.,  Rodriguez Sierra, G.I., Scheffler, F., Oberhänsli, R. (2012): The Garzón Massif, Colombia-a new ultrahigh-temperature metamorphic complex in the early Neoproterozoic of northern South America. Mineralogy and Petrology. DOI: 10.1007/s00710-012-0202-1. Mineralogy and Petrology. 105, 171-185.

Altenberger, U,  López Isaza, J.A: (2012) First-time evidence of frictional melts in weak carbonate rocks-evidence from the Cuisa Fault, Alta Guajira/Northern Colombia. Tectonophysics. Revised version. Geol.Colombiana 37. (in press)

Altenberger, U., Jimenez Mejia, D.M., Rodriguez Serra, G.I.,, Scheffler, F., Oberhänsli, R. (2012): The Garzón Massif, Colombia-a possible new ultrahigh-temperature metamorphic complex in northern South America. Mineral. & Petrol. 105, 171-185.

Richter, B., Altenberger, U. (2012): Disequilibrium textures in lower crustal rocks: Magmatic fabrics in the Eastern Segment, SW Sweden. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning Reports (reviewed by two referees).

Other Publications 2012

Altenberger, U. , Oberhänsli, R. 2012: Vom Atom zum Hightec-Produkt-Minerale der Seltenerdelemente als Rohstoffe. Chemie in der Schule 61, 6-12.

Selected conference abstracts 2012

Altenberger, U., Prosser, G., Grande, A. Günter, C. (2012): Characterization of deeper crustal pseudotachylytes. 14th Symposium on Tectonics, Structural Geology and Geology of Crystalline Rocks (TSK 14), Kiel, Germany March 2012.

Richter, B. , Altenberger, U. (2012). Disequilibrium textures in lower crustal rocks: Magmatic fabrics in the Eastern Segment, SW Sweden. 14th Symposium on Tectonics, Structural Geology and Geology of Crystalline Rocks (TSK 14), Kiel, Germany March 2012.


ISI Journals 2011

Altenberger, U. ,Prosser, G., Ruggiero, M., Günther, C. (2011): Garnet-bearing pseudotachylytes of Calabria-a petrological link to lower crustal hypocenters. In: Geology of the Earthquake Source: A Volume in Honour of Rick Sibson, In Fagereng, A., Toy, V. G. Rowland, J.V. (2011) Geology of the Earthquake Source Geol.Soc.Spec.Publ., 359, 153-168.

Weber, M., Cardona, A., Valencia, V., Altenberger, U., López-Martinez, M., Tobón, M., Zapata, S., Concha, A. E. (2011) : Geochemistry and geochronology of the Guajira Eclogites, northern Colombia-Evidence of a metamorphosed primitive Cretaceous Caribbean Island-arc. Geologica Acta 9, 425-443. DOI; 10.1344/105.000001740. 

Selected conference abstracts

Altenberger, U., Prosser, G. Deformation localization, examples from deep shear zones and pseudotachylytes. Penrose Conference: Localization of Deformation; Cadaques, Spain, 2011

Prosser, G.  Alfredo Caggianelli, A., Altenberger, U., Spiess, R. (2011): Pseudotachylytes Generated in Lower Crustal Levels: Constraints From Numerical Modelling, Corsica 2011

Grande, A., Altenberger, U., Prosser, G. Gaggianelli, A. Spiess, R. (2011): Coexistence of pseudotachylyte veins and mylonitic zones at the base of the deep crust: An example from Calabria (Southern Italy). Turino, Geoitalia 2011.

Weber, M.; Cardona, A.; Altenberger, U.; Garcia-Casco, A.; Valencia, V.; Tobon, M.; Zapata, S. (2011): Incorporation of island-arc rocks within a Caribbean subduction channel: Geochemical constrains from eclogite boulders and greenschist rocks of the Guajira region, Colombia.  


ISI Journals bis 2011

Altenberger, U. (1996): Material transport in channelized fluids-examples from high-temperature shear zones and its comparison with minor deformed areas of the Mid-European Variscan belt. Mineralogy & Petrology 57, 51-72.

Altenberger, U. 1996): Fluid enhanced element redistribution, mass transport and volume changes in eclogite and amphibolite facies shear zones of different geological settings. Geochemistry-Chem. Erde 56, 1-24.

Altenberger, U. (1997): Strain localization mechanisms in deep seated layered rocks.Geol. Rdschau Geol. Rdschau 86, 56-68.

Altenberger, U. (2001): Editor of Spec. Vol:  The crystalline Odenwald. Miner. Petrol.,72.

Altenberger, U. (2001): The Odenwald Crystalline Complex. Miner.Petrol.,72,1-5.

Altenberger, U. & Concha, A.E. (2005): Late Lower to early Middle Jurassic arc magmatism in the northern Ibagué-Batholith/Colombia. Geol. Columbiana,30, 87 – 97.

Altenberger, U. & Kruhl, J.H. (2000): The long life of a thin and dry high- temperature shear zone in the Hercynian lower crust of Calabria (S.Italy). Per.Mineral, 69: 125-142.

Altenberger, U. Oberhänsli, R., Putlitz, B. & Wemmer, K. (2003): Tectonic controls of the Cenozoic magmatism at the Torres del Paine, southern Andes (Chile, 51°10'S): Revista Geologica de Chile, Vol. 30, No. 1, p.65-81

Altenberger, U., Oberhänsli, R., Stein, E. & Moghni M.(2001): Geochemistry,  tectonic setting and geodynamic position of late orogenic dikes in the Melibocus Massiv, Bergstraesser  Odenwald.- Miner.Petrol., 72, 209-228.

Altenberger, U., Schmid, R. & Oberhänsli, R. (2007): Composition and pre-metamorphic geodynamic Setting of the Ultrahigh-Pressure and high-pressure Metabasic Rock from Dabie Shan, E-China. Int. Journ. Earth Sci., 97, 1301-1314.

 Altenberger, U. & Wilhelm, S. (2000): Ductile deformation of K-feldspar in eclogite facies shear zones  in the Bergen Arcs, Norway. Tectonophysics, 320,  107-121.

Altenberger, U, Vásquez, M., Patarroyo, P., Romer, R. L. & Jaramillo, J. M. (2005). Cenomanian-Turonian bentonites of the Eastern Cordillera and Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. 6th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics., IRD Edition p.40-43

Altenberger, U, Wilke, F, Reinisch, R (2008): Origin of metabasites from the Higher Himalayan Crystalline Nappes, Kaghan Valley. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 17.

Altenberger, U., Wilke, M., Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R. Scherbaum, F. (2008): Pseudotachylytes: Coseismic source parameterization from petrology and fabrics.  Geotectonics Research, 8-11.

Birtel, S., Altenberger, U. & Passchier, C.W. (1999): Polyphase structural  and metamorphic  evolution of the Rossland shear zone at Holsnøy  island, a ductile nappe boundary in the Middle Allochthon of the Norwegian Caledonides. Zbl.Geol.Paläont.Teil 1, 18-34. (special edition with referees)

Hajialioghli,H., Moazzen,M. Jahangiri, A., Oberhänsli, R., Mocek, B., Altenberger, U. (2010): Petrogenesis and tectonic evolution of metaluminous sub-alkaline granitoids from the Takab Complex, NW Iran". Geological Magazine, 19 pages. doi:10.1017/S0016756810000683

Hetzel, R. , Altenberger, U., Strecker, M. R. (1996): Structural and chemical evolution of pseudotachylytes during seismic events. Mineral. & Petrol., 58, 33-50.

Liermann, H.-P., Isachsen,C.,  Altenberger, U., Oberhänsli, R.: (2002): Morphology of Zircons in high-pressure orthogneisses from the internal section of the Sesia-Lanzo-Zone (Northern Italy). Europ.J.Min, 14, 61-71.

Poller,U., Altenberger, U.,  Schubert W. (2001): Back-arc magmatism in the Odenwald - geochemical characteristics of the amphibolites of the Bergsträßer Odenwald.- Mineral.Petrol. 72, 63-76.

Reischmann, T. Jaeckel, P., Anthes, G., Altenberger, U (2001):  Age and origin of the Böllsteiner Odenwald. Miner. Petrol. 72, 34-44. 

Schmid, R.; Altenberger, U. & Oberhänsli, R. (1999):  Polyphase tectonometamorphic evolution of the northwestern Lindås Nappe on Holsnøy, Bergen Arcs, Caledonides, SW-Norway. Zbl.Geol.Paläont.Teil 1, 1-17. (special edition with referees)

Stein, E., Altenberger, U., Kreher-Hartmann, B. (2001): Geologie des kristallinen Odenwaldes- seine magmatische und metamorphe Entwicklung. Jber.Mitt.oberrhein.geol.ver.N.F., 83,   89-111. (special edition with referees).

Vasquez, M., Altenberger, U., Romer, R. L.: (2005): Extension-related magmatism during mid-Cretaceous times in the eastern Cordillera, Colombia (2005). 5th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics (ISAG) (Barcelona). 2002. 770-772.

Vásquez, M., Altenberger, U. (2005). Mid-Cretaceous extension-related magmatism in the Eastern Colombian Andes. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 20,193-210.

Vásquez, M., Altenberger, U., Romer, R.  (2008) Neogene magmatism and its possible causal relationship with hydrocarbon generation in SW Colombia. I.J. Earth Sci. DOI 10.1007/s00531-008-0303-6

Vásquez, M., Altenberger, U., Romer, R.L.,Sudo, M, Moreno-Murillo, J.M. (2010): Magmatic evolution of the Andean Eastern Cordillera of Colombia during the Cretaceous: Influence of previous tectonic processes. of South American Earth Sciences 29, 171-186.

Wendt A, Altenberger, U., D´Arco (1998): Radial cracks around chromite inclusions in olivine- A new geothermobarometer based on the thermoelastic properties of chromite and forsterite-rich olivine. Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt. 78, 365-374.

Wilke, H.G.F, O´Brien, P.J. Altenberger, U., Schmolke-Konrad, M., Khan, A. (2009). Multi-stage reaction history in different eclogite types from the Pakistan Himalaya and implications for exhumation processes. Lithos. doi10.1016/j.lithos.2009.07.015.

Other Publications

Klappenbach, K., Altenberger U. (1997): “Mit besseren Steinen zu besetzen“- 100 Jahre Neugestaltung des Grottensaales, Neues Palais im Park        Sanssouci. Museumsjournal,  92-93.

Klappenbach, K., Altenberger U. (1997): Kostbare Höhle für Nymphen und Meeresgötter: Der Grottensaal im Neuen Palais, Potsdam. Porticus, 3-4.