Dr. Jörg Ostendorf



Dr. Jörg Ostendorf
Professur für Lagerstättenlehre und Petrologie
Institut für Mineralogie
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Brennhausgasse 14
D-09599 Freiberg/Sachsen

Telefon: +49-(0)3731-39-3472

Fax: +49-(0)3731-39-2610




University education and employment 

since 10.2010

Research Associate and PhD candidate at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Division of Economic Geology and Petrology

Title of PhD thesis: Geochronology of Ore-Forming Processes

Advisor: Prof. Jens Gutzmer

Teaching experience

Supervision of seminar works in the field of economic geology (“Communication in the Geosciences”)

Tutorial (“Mineral Resources”, in German)


Universität Hamburg (Mineralogy)

Title of diploma thesis: Petrogenesis of the Kubas Granite (Namibia)         

Advisor: Prof. Stefan Jung                     

Work experience as student assistant

10.2004-03.2009: Mineralogical Museum Hamburg

01.2009-03.2010: Geochemical Laboratory at Universität Hamburg




Peer-reviewed articles

  • Ostendorf, J., Henjes-Kunst, F., Schneider, J., Melcher, F., and Gutzmer, J., 2017, Genesis of the Carbonate-Hosted Tres Marias Zn-Pb-(Ge) Deposit, Mexico: Constraints from Rb-Sr Sphalerite Geochronolgy and Pb Isotopes. Economic Geology, 112 (5), 1075-1087, doi: 10.5382/econgeo.2017.4502.
  • Ostendorf, J., Henjes-Kunst, F., Mondillo, N., Boni, M., Schneider, J., and Gutzmer, J., 2015, Formation of Mississippi Valley–type deposits linked to hydrocarbon generation in extensional tectonic settings: Evidence from the Jabali Zn-Pb-(Ag) deposit (Yemen): Geology, v. 43, p. 1055-1058. doi: 10.1130/G37112.1
  • Ostendorf, J., Jung, S., Berndt, J., and Hauff, F., 2014, Syn-orogenic high-temperature crustal melting: Geochronological and Nd–Sr–Pb isotope constraints from basement-derived granites (Central Damara Orogen, Namibia). Lithos, v. 192–195, p. 21-38.
    doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.01.007

Conference articles

  • Ostendorf, J., Henjes-Kunst, F., Seifert, T., Gutzmer, J., 2015, Rb-Sr dating of sphalerite from poly-metallic sulfide veins of the Freiberg ore district, Erzgebirge (Germany). Goldschmidt 2015, Prague (Czech Republic).
  • Ostendorf, J., Henjes-Kunst, F., Seifert, T., Gutzmer, J., 2014, Rb-Sr geochronology of sphalerite from fluorite-barite-sulfide veins of the Freiberg ore district, Erzgebirge (Germany). General Meeting of the IMA 2014, Johannesburg (South Africa).
  • Ostendorf, J., Gutzmer, J., Mondillo, N., Boni, M., Henjes-Kunst, F., 2013, Rb-Sr  dating  of  sphalerite  from  the  carbonate-hosted Jabali Zn-Pb-(Ag) deposit (Yemen).2013 GSA Annual Meeting, Denver (Colorado).
  • Ostendorf, J., Jung, S., Petrogenesis of syn-orogenic leucogranites (Damara Orogen, Namibia). Goldschmidt 2011, Prague (Czech Republic).
  • Ostendorf, J., Jung, S., 2010, Petrogenesis of syn-orogenic basement-derived granites (Central Damara Orogen, Namibia): insights from Nd, Sr and Pb isotopes. EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna (Austria).