Special Issue "Advances in Rhenium Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Industrial Uses"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrology, Panepistimioupolis-Ano Ilisia, 15784 Athens, Greece
Website: http://www.voudouris.org/
E-Mail: voudouris@geol.uoa.gr
Phone: +30 210 7274129
Interests: Ore mineralogy; magmatic-hydrothermal deposits; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration

Guest Editor
Dr. Vasilios Melfos
Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology, Faculty of Geology, School of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Website: http://users.auth.gr/melfosv
E-Mail: melfosv@geo.auth.gr
Phone: +30 2310 998539
Interests: economic geology; geochemistry; mineralogy and petrography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rhenium with an average concentration of <1 part per billion is enriched in only few places at the Earth's crust. It is mainly obtained as a by-product of molybdenum and copper refinement from Cu-Mo porphyries and sediment-hosted deposits. Rhenium is among the most expensive metals, with principal application in high-temperature superalloys for use in jet engines. Molybdenite is the major repository of Re in the Earth’s crust. Re-bearing molybdenite with more than 1 wt. % Re, Re-Mo-Cu sulfides and the pure Re-bearing sulfide rheniite have been rarely found in porphyry-style Cu-Mo deposits, in magmatic Cu-Ni deposits and in sublimates of active volcanoes. The purpose of this Special Issue is to intergrate all new information about rhenium mineralogy and geochemistry in diverse types of ores deposits worldwide, highlight the causes of Re-enrichment in various styles of mineralization and present advances on industrial uses of rhenium. On deposit scale, associated ore mineralogy will be tested as a tool for rhenium enrichment and future exploration.

Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris
Dr. Vasilios Melfos
Guest Editors


  • rhenium mineralogy
  • molybdenite geochemistry
  • ore deposits
  • rhenium applications

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , , , ,  and
Minerals 2013, 3(2), 165-191; doi:10.3390/min3020165
Received: 19 February 2013; in revised form: 1 April 2013 / Accepted: 19 April 2013 / Published: 2 May 2013
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by  and
Minerals 2012, 2(3), 244-257; doi:10.3390/min2030244
Received: 11 July 2012; in revised form: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 2 August 2012 / Published: 14 August 2012
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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