Special Issue "Arctic Mineral Resources: Science and Technology"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: mineralogy; crystallography; structural complexity; uranium
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The Arctic zone of the Earth is a major source of mineral resources for the future development of science and technology. It contains a large supply of strategic mineral deposits, including rare earths, copper, phosphorus, niobium, platinum-group elements, and other critical metals. The continuing melting of the sea ice due to the climate change makes these resources more accessible than in the past. However, the mineral exploration in the Arctic has always been a challenge, due to the climatic restrictions, remote location and vulnerability of Arctic ecosystems. This Special Issue will cover a broad range of topics related to the problem of Arctic mineral resources, including geological, geochemical and mineralogical aspects of their occurrence and formation, chemical technologies, environmental and economic problems of mineral exploration. We invite contributions dealing with various issues associated with mineralogical, geochemical and environmental problems of mineral exploration in the Arctic, chemical technologies, economical, historical and political aspects of the role of Arctic mineral resources in the future industrial and technological development.
Prof. Dr. Sergey V. Krivovichev
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Arctic zone
- mineral resources
- chemical technology
- strategic mineral deposits
- critical metals
- advanced materials