Special Issue "Igneous Rocks: Minerals, Geochemistry and Ore Potential"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alexey V. Ivanov

Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, 664033, Russia
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Interests: large igneous provinces; igneous petrology; geochemistry; geochronology; geology of Siberia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Igneous rocks are primary rocks. They are highly variable in mineral and chemical composition. For example, in a seminal book by Le Matre et al. (1989) ‘A classification of igneous rocks and glossary of terms: Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on the Systematics of Igneous Rocks’ more than 1500 rock names were listed, though most of them were abandoned as outdated and the entire igneous rock classification was compacted to a hundred rock names. Igneous rocks were formed by all geological times and are being formed today in continents and oceans. They are primary rocks on Mars, Venus, and Mercury, Moon, Io and large asteroids; though samples from these planetary bodies are incomparably less abundant to what geologists have in their collections for Earth. Therefore, it is not surprised that many geological journals are focusing on study of igneous rocks in principle or produced special issues devoted to them. This Special Issue of Minerals finds its niche in the scope of the journal’s primary aims by focusing on igneous rocks mineral composition and chemical characterization (including isotopes). In addition to these, papers exploring association of igneous rocks with ore deposits are particularly welcomed.

Dr. Alexey V. Ivanov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Igneous rocks
  • minerals
  • geochemistry
  • isotopes
  • geochronology
  • ore deposits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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