Special Issue "Advances in Economic Minerals"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer
Institute of Mineralogy and Economic Geology, RWTH Aachen University, Wüllnerstrasse 2, 52056 Aachen, Germany
Website: http://www.emr.rwth-aachen.de/aw/EMR/Energy_Mineral_Resources/Zielgruppen/iml/Mitarbeiter/mitglieder/Mitarbeiter/~wby/michael_meyer/?lang=en
E-Mail: m.meyer@rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 241 80 95774
Fax: +49 241 80 92153
Interests: economic geology; geometallurgy of high-tech metals; mineralogy and geochemistry of hydrothermal systems; ore petrology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent concern about available resources for rare and scarce commodities has led to the concept of criticality of ore minerals and associated metals. The two central dimensions of criticality are importance in use and availability. Critical minerals and metals (e.g., Sb, In, Be, Nb, PGM, Ga, REE, Ge, Ta, etc) are thus defined by the risks for supply shortage and their impacts on emerging technologies. Availability reflects firstly considerations on distribution and abundance of critical minerals and secondly knowledge of efficient extraction and processing methods. The purpose of this special issue “Advances in Economic Minerals” is to publish recent research that focuses on sulphide and oxide ore mineralogy and mineral chemistry as well as mineral technology. The special issue will highlight recent advances in both fundamental and applied studies across a wide range of areas involved in the formation of ore-grade concentrations of critical minerals, as well as the application of mineralogical and geochemical methods to exploration, ore dressing, and waste management.

Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • ore mineralogy
  • mineral chemistry
  • high-tech metals
  • geometallurgy
  • ore deposits

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p. 121-144
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Minerals 2013, 3(2), 121-144; doi:10.3390/min3020121
Received: 7 January 2013; in revised form: 7 March 2013 / Accepted: 7 March 2013 / Published: 2 April 2013
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p. 94-120
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Minerals 2013, 3(1), 94-120; doi:10.3390/min3010094
Received: 8 December 2012; in revised form: 18 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 February 2013 / Published: 20 March 2013
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p. 82-93
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Minerals 2013, 3(1), 82-93; doi:10.3390/min3010082
Received: 7 September 2012; in revised form: 19 February 2013 / Accepted: 25 February 2013 / Published: 5 March 2013
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p. 36-48
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Minerals 2013, 3(1), 36-48; doi:10.3390/min3010036
Received: 22 August 2012; in revised form: 21 December 2012 / Accepted: 4 January 2013 / Published: 17 January 2013
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p. 435-458
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 435-458; doi:10.3390/min2040435
Received: 16 August 2012; in revised form: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 25 October 2012 / Published: 15 November 2012
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p. 426-434
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 426-434; doi:10.3390/min2040426
Received: 28 August 2012; in revised form: 17 October 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012
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p. 385-416
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 385-416; doi:10.3390/min2040385
Received: 11 September 2012; in revised form: 21 October 2012 / Accepted: 23 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012
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p. 365-384
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 365-384; doi:10.3390/min2040365
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 19 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 30 October 2012
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p. 318-337
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 318-337; doi:10.3390/min2040318
Received: 30 August 2012; in revised form: 22 September 2012 / Accepted: 28 September 2012 / Published: 26 October 2012
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p. 300-317
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Minerals 2012, 2(4), 300-317; doi:10.3390/min2040300
Received: 4 September 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 19 October 2012
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p. 228-243
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Minerals 2012, 2(3), 228-243; doi:10.3390/min2030228
Received: 28 June 2012; in revised form: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 3 August 2012 / Published: 14 August 2012
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