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Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
Mr. Fan Wang
Assistant Editor
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, Floor 25th. 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China


Prof. Dr. Paul Sylvester
Endowed Pevehouse Chair, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053, USA
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Interests: laser ablation ICP-MS; automated SEM; accessory mineral geochronology; mineral geochemistry; ore mineralogy; shale mineralogy
Dr. Adrian Jones
Associate Editor
Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: carbonatites; deep carbon mineralogy; rare earth minerals; shocked minerals; impact deposits; alkaline igneous rocks; igneous layered intrusions; diamond
Prof. Dr. Kota Hanumantha Rao *
Associate Editor
Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: surface and pulp chemistry of flotation; flotation of sulphide, industrial, silicate and iron minerals; molecular modelling of inorganic/organic interfaces; minerals bioprocessing; coal preparation
* Section 'Mineral Processing'
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Prof. Dr. Robert Larry Grayson *
Former Editor-in-Chief
Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 103A Hosler Building, State College, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: mine safety and health; risk management; underground mining; coal mining methods and management
* Editor-in-Chief of Minerals from 2010 until January 2013.
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Prof. Dr. Stephen E. Haggerty *
Former Editor-in-Chief
Department Earth & Environmental Sciences PC 344, Florida International University, University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Interests: oxide and sulfide minerals and related ore deposits [especially Fe, Fe-Ti, Mn, Cr]; PGEs; gem stones [especially diamonds]; deep Earth mantle mineralogy
* Editor-in-Chief of Minerals from 2013 until March 2016

Editorial Board

Dr. Saiied Aminossadati
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: mine ventilation; heat and gas management; fibre-optic sensing in mining; thermofluids; nanofluids
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advanced Underground Mine Ventilation and Monitoring Systems
Dr. Radostina G. Atanassova
Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Interests: ore mineralogy; crystal growth and morphology; environmental mineralogy
Prof. Dr. Luca Bindi
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Firenze, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Interests: aperiodic crystals; coordination chemistry; crystal chemistry; phase transitions; sulfides; sulfosalts; structural chemistry; determination of structure; twinning; x-ray diffraction
Dr. Tiziana Boffa-Ballaran
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universitaet Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
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Interests: high-pressure mineralogy; Earth's mantle mineralogy; mineral elasticity; mineral solid solutions; planetary materials; X-ray diffraction
Dr. Jennifer Lee Broadhurst
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, P/Bag Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
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Interests: mine waste; sustainable development of mineral resources; acid mine drainage; mine closure planning; mine water
Prof. Dr. Saeed Chehreh Chelgani
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Interests: mineral processing; flotation; surface chemistry; rare earth processing; coal preparation; graphite processing; leaching; modeling; neural network; random forest
Prof. Dr. David Chew
Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Interests: laser-ablation ICPMS; U-Pb geochronology; low-temperature thermochronology; exhumation studies of mountain belts and passive margins; LA-ICPMS trace-element mapping; trace-element geochemistry of accessory mineral phases; detrital provenance studies
Prof. Dr. David Cliff
Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia
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Interests: spontaneous combustion; fires; explosions; gas analysis; emergency preparedness; incident management; hours of work and OHS; occupational hygiene; fatigue; fitness for duty; coal mine fires; respirable dust; noise; occupational health and safety in mining
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Safety & Health in Mining
Special Issue: Taking Health and Safety in the Mining Industry into the 21st Century - Innovative solutions to difficult problems
Prof. Dr. Raymond M. Coveney, Jr
Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
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Interests: mineralization; ore geology; sampling; mineral exploration; exploration geology; minerals; economic geology; fluid inclusions; ore deposits
Dr. Pablo Cubillas
Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
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Interests: scanning probe microscopy; mineral-water interface geochemistry; organo-mineral interactions; environmental geochemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Organo-Mineral Interactions
Prof. Dr. Shifeng Dai
State Key Laboratory of Coal Resources and Safe Mining, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
Interests: coal mineralogy; coal geochemistry; coal petrology, coal geochemistry, and coal combustion products
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Minerals in Coal
Dr. Daniel M. Deocampo
Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University, 24 Peachtree Ctr Avenue, Kell Hall 340, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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Interests: clay mineralogy; carbonates; low-temperature diagenesis; sedimentology; limnogeology; soils and paleosols; X-ray diffraction
Dr. Dimitrina Dimitrova
Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev Str. 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Interests: ore mineralogy; Au, Ag and base metal deposits; mineral transformations; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; LA-ICP-MS
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold
SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consult EIRL), Casilla 28, San Pedro de la Paz 4130000, Chile
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Interests: economic geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; geomicrobiology; biogeochemical cycles; biogeometallurgy; mine waste management; mine waste characterization and prediction; sustainability; hydrogeology; sustainable georesources management
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation
Prof. Dr. Roderick Eggert
Division of Economics & Business, Colorado School of Mines, St, Golden, CO 80401, USA
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Interests: mineral and metal markets; minerals policy; mining sustainability and sustainable development; rare earths and other technology metals
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Fayek
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
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Interests: Uranium deposits; mine tailings; mineralogy; nuclear waste disposal; isotopes; SIMS; geo-fluids
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Uranium Minerals: From Resources to Environmental Impact
Prof. Dr. Ulrich A. Glasmacher
Thermochronology and Archaeometry Group, Institute of Earth Sciences, University Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Interests: thermochronology; long-term landscape evolution; structural evolution; material science with accelerated ions; geo-bio interaction; archaeometry; luminescence; ore deposits and economic geology
Dr. Ignacio Gonzalez-Alvarez
CSIRO, 26 Dick Perry Ave., Kensington, WA 6151, Australia
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Interests: sedimentary geochemistry; deep weathering; landscape evolution; mineral exploration; hydrothermal systems
Dr. Nawshad Haque
CSIRO Mineral Resources, Bayview Avenue, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
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Interests: mineral processing; environmental and economic evaluation; plant design and flowsheeting; life cycle assessment
Dr. Michael Hitch
Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: mineral economics and mine planning; mineral carbonation and CO2 sequestration; mineral slurry transportation systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Mineral Presorting
Prof. Dr. Yuehua Hu
School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Interests: Minerals Processing;Crystal chemistry of Minerals;Solution chemistry of flotation;Electrochemistry of flotation; Wastewater treatment;
Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX UK
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Interests: mine waste characterization; management and remediation; environmental mineralogy; mineral-microbe interactions; mineral dissolution; sulfate minerals; biogeochemical cycles; economic geology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen
CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
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Interests: bioclogging, biocorrosion, bioenergy, biofouling, biogeochemistry, bioleaching, biomining, biooxidation, bioprecipitation, bioprocessing, bioreduction, bioremediation, environmental biotechnology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial taxonomy, resource recovery, waste management, wastewater treatment, water distribution, water treatment
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
Special Issue: Microorganisms for Environmental and Industrial Applications
Prof. Dr. Thomas N. Kerestedjian
Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Interests: mineralogy; ore geology; crystal growth; crystal structure; powder diffraction; crystal morphology; sector zoning; twining; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; databases
Prof. Dr. Yiliang Li
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: astrobiology; geobiology; mineralogy; nano-earth materials; biomineralization; planetary materials
Prof. Paul Lusty
Ore Deposits and Commodities Team, British Geological Survey, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Interests: mineral economics and markets; critical raw materials; deep-ocean minerals; sulfide mineralization and related ore deposits (particularly volcanogenic massive sulfides)
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
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Interests: planetary geology; astrobiology; natural resources of near earth space and sustainability; geo and biomarkers; extreme environments and planetary habitability; geodiversity and biodiversity; natural hazards and planetary ecosystems; mineralogy; geoethics in earth and space sciences; geoeducation; science and technology for development; emerging sciences, cultural implications; new paradigms
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology
Special Issue: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology II
Special Issue: Meteorites and Cosmic Mineralogy
Special Issue: Geosciences and Future Earth
Special Issue: Geoethics and Geosciences
Dr. Motohiko Murakami
Department of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
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Interests: high-pressure mineral physics; mineralogy of deep planetary interior
Dr. Thomas Mütze
Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Agricolastraße 1, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
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Interests: particle bed behavior; HPGR; VRM; grinding fundamentals; single particle breakage; grinding circuit design; dynamic air classification; static air classifiers; bulk handling; silo design
Dr. Mariko Nagashima
Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 753-8512, Japan
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Interests: natural and synthetic minerals especially containing transition elements; minerals formed under low-grade metamorphism and hydrothermal activity; hydrogen bond
Prof. Dr. Naoko Okibe
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Interests: biohydrometallurgy; biomining; bioleaching; biooxidation; bioreduction; metal bioremediation; geomicrobiology
Dr. Fleurice Parat
Geosciences Montpellier UMR 5243 - CC 60, Universite Montpellier 2, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France
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Interests: igneous petrology; mineralogy; geochemistry; volcanology
Dr. Caroline Peacock
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: biogeochemistry; metal-mineral-microbe interactions; mineral-water interfaces; trace-elements; palaeoenvironments; synchrotron spectroscopy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Interactions between Microbes and Minerals
Dr. David Phillips
School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, VIC, Australia
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Interests: ore deposit geology; 40Ar/39Ar geochronology; mantle mineralogy; diamonds; mineral inclusions in diamonds
Prof. Dr. Mauro Prencipe
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, 10125, Torino, Italy
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Interests: quantum-mechanical simulation; equation of state; IR and Raman spectroscopy; thermodynamic; chemical bond in minerals
Prof. Dr. Javier Sánchez-España
Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), c/Calera, 1, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental mineralogy; hydrogeochemistry; biogeochemistry; geomicrobiology; metal-mineral-microbe interaction; biomineralization; biogeochemical cycles; metal transport; metal sorption; mineral solubility; acid mine drainage; lake research
Prof. Dr. Antonio Simonetti
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
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Interests: isotope geochemistry; geochronology; laser ablation-ICP-MS; nuclear forensics; geochemistry; igneous petrology; carbonatites
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Mineral Geochronology
Dr. Catherine W. Skinner
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109, USA
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Interests: biominerals; minerals and health; particulates inorganic and biologic; asbestos
Prof. Dr. William Skinner
Strand Leader, Minerals and Resource Engineering, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, 5095, South Australia
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Interests: mineral processing; surface chemistry; flotation; XPS; ToF-SIMS; synchrotron science; hydrometallurgy
Dr. Alireza Somarin
Office: 2-09 Brodie Science Building, Department of Geology, Brandon University,Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9, Canada
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Interests: mineralogy; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration; ore deposit
Dr. Abbas Taheri
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: drilling performance; rock burst investigation; behaviour of cement paste backfill material; slope and underground opening stability; advanced laboratory and field testing methods; soil improvement methods
Dr. Eric D. van Hullebusch
Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Environnement, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France
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Interests: biogeochemistry of heavy metals and metalloids in engineered ecosystems; biohydrometallurgy; minerals bioweathering; biomineralogy; selenium biogeochemistry
Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrology, Panepistimioupolis-Ano Ilisia, 15784 Athens, Greece
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Interests: Ore mineralogy; magmatic-hydrothermal deposits; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Rhenium Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Industrial Uses
Special Issue: Reviews and Recent Advances on Gemology
Prof. Dr. Steve Weiner
Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Herzl St 234, 7610001 Rehovot, Israel
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Interests: biomineralization; microarchaeology; bone formation; bone structure; tooth function; precursor minerals in biology; infrared spectroscopy; minerals in archaeology; atomic order in minerals; mineral diagenesis
Dr. Frank Wendler
Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Herrmann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
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Interests: modelling and simulation; multiscale modeling; hydrothermal; growth; rock vein sealing; partially molten rocks; micromagnetism; displacive phase transitions
Dr. Huifang Xu
Department of Geoscience, and Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
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Interests: nano-mineralogy; mineral-water interactions; rock-forming minerals; transmission electron microscopy; electron diffraction; clay minerals; mineral surfaces; mineral defects
Dr. Johan Yans
Department of Geology, NaGRIDD, University of Namur, Rue de Bruxelles, 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium
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Interests: supergene ores; weathering; Calamine; regolite; saprolite; stratigraphy; social impacts of mining
Prof. Dr. Tuncel M. Yegulalp
Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027, USA
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Interests: mining engineering/operations research; statistics; carbon capture; zero emission power plants; methane hydrates
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation: Challenges and Advances
Dr. Massimiliano Zanin
Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes 5095 SA, Australia
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Interests: minerals processing; froth flotation; recycling; process optimization; sustainable use of resources
Prof. Dr. Lifei Zhang
MOE Key Laboratory of Orogenic Belts and Crustal Evolution, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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Interests: metamorphic geology; subduction-zone metamorphism; HP-UHP metamorphic rocks; metamorphic and deep carbon cycle; orogenic belt and metamorphism

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