Special Issue "Mineral Deposits of Central Europe"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Deposits".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Harald G. Dill

Mineralogical Institute, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, Welfengarten 1, D-30167 Hannover, Germany
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Interests: Economic geology, technical mineralogy, applied sedimentology- geomorphology, archeo-metallurgy, Pegmatites, placers, clay minerals, supergene alteration, actuo-geology, ore geology strategic elements
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sabina Strmic Palinkas

Department of Geosciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø,Dramsvegen 201, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
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Phone: +47 77 625 177
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stanisław Z. Mikulski

Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Resources Department, Polish Geological Institute–National Research Institute, 4 Rakowiecka Street, 00-975 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 459 2235

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After more than two thousand years of mining in Central Europe, many of the metallic deposits can no longer be worked for the classical metals Fe, Pb, Ag, Cu and Sn. They are no longer competitive on a global scale and a different element spectrum encompassing REE, Ge, In, Ga, Nb/Ta, Sc, Li and Co is required by the new technologies. Mineral deposits operated for industrial minerals in Europe still rank very highly in the raw material supply. The Special Issue devoted to “Mineral deposits in Central Europe” offers a forum to present the geological features of the traditional mining regions in Central Europe as well as new discoveries, exploration models, and processing and application techniques related to high-tech metals and to the varied spectrum of non-metallic commodities such as clay minerals, silica raw materials, volcanic rocks and lightweight aggregates. Ornamental stones and gemstones, highly estimated for their aesthetic value are not excluded. The regional constraints of the study area may be deduced from the mineral and resources map on the scale 1: 2 500 000 published within the scope of the most recent overview of fossil fuels, ore and industrial minerals in Central Europe by Dill et al. (2008).

Prof. Dr. Harald G. Dill
Prof. Dr. Sabina Strmic Palinkas
Prof. Dr. Stanisław Z. Mikulski
Guest Editors

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  • Classical base metals
  • electronic/strategic elements
  • industrial minerals
  • ornamental stones
  • exploration models
  • processing
  • Central Europe

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