Special Issue "Magnetic Minerals in the Environment"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Frank Oldfield
1 5 Barn Hey, Meols Drive, Hoylake CH47 4DF, UK
2 School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZT, UK
Interests: environmental magnetism; Holocene; environmental change;human impacts
Guest Editor
Dr. Ramon Egli
Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Hohe Warte 38, Vienna 1190, Austria

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of the Special Issue is to provide an up-to-date summary of research in Environmental Magnetism. Current topics in the field includes advances in techniques related to the availability of new instrumentation or new knowledge about mineral magnetism, as well as a wide range of applications in which magnetic measurements are used, often alongside other techniques, to shed light on issues such as human impact on landscapes, climate change, sediment and dust sourcing, sediment diagenesis and particulate pollution. Much of this work rests on gaining the best possible insight into the magnetic mineralogy and grain size variations responsible for the properties recorded. The magnetic mineralogy of environmental materials such as sediments, dusts and soils, both modern and fossil, is often complex: therefore, contributions that advance the interpretation of natural magnetic mineral assemblages will be especially welcome. Contributions are also invited that highlight progress in the applications of the methodology to addressing environmental problems.

Prof. Dr. Frank Oldfield
Dr. Ramon Egli
Guest Editors


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  • environmental magnetism
  • biomagnetism
  • magnetic minerals
  • magnetic unmixing
  • climate change
  • dust sourcing
  • sediment diagenesis
  • particulate pollution

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p. 758-787
Minerals 2014, 4(4), 758-787; doi:10.3390/min4040758
Received: 17 March 2014 / Revised: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 31 October 2014
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p. 716-745
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Minerals 2014, 4(3), 716-745; doi:10.3390/min4030716
Received: 26 February 2014 / Revised: 17 June 2014 / Accepted: 6 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
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p. 667-689
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Minerals 2014, 4(3), 667-689; doi:10.3390/min4030667
Received: 24 February 2014 / Revised: 14 May 2014 / Accepted: 17 June 2014 / Published: 10 July 2014
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