Eugen died on 12 July 2004 and we have lost a great friend and leader.

Eugen was born in 1931, the son of Professor Friedrich Stumpfl and his Russian wife Dr Ludmilla Stumpfl. In 1940 they moved from Munich to Igls, near Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol, a place that he was to love deeply all his life. Eugen studied Geology, Mineralogy and Chemistry at Innsbruck and Heidelberg and he completed his PhD at Heidelberg under the distinguished ore mineralogist, Paul Ramdohr. Eugen Stumpfl came to England in 1958 to take up a post as Lecturer in Economic Geology and...

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