Special Issue "Geochemical and Mineralogical Characterization of Uranium and Thorium Deposits "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2020).
Interests: isotope geochemistry; geochronology; Precambrian; mineral deposits; petrology
Global warming is one of the main challenges that humankind is currently facing. The fight against it requires sufficient reduction of global CO2 emissions, which can hardly be achieved without the development of electric power generation technologies that are not based on the burning of fossil fuels. One of such technologies is nuclear power generation, which, in spite of several severe safety faults that occurred over its history, can still be considered as a reasonable alternative to fossil-fuel-based electric power generation.
The development of nuclear power worldwide depends on a sustainable supply of nuclear fuel, which in turn largely relies on the availability of mineral deposits that can offer cost-effective, safe, and environmentally-friendly production.
This Special Issue aims to publish papers with an appropriate geochemical and mineralogical characterization of uranium and thorium deposits of various genetic types by combining contributions from the full range of modern mineralogical and geochemical investigations. We are looking for excellent papers that provide state-of-the-art information on the chemical and mineral composition of U and Th ores and discuss their origin from the local to the province scale. Papers providing experimental geochemical models for the origin of U and Th deposits, as well as papers that link geophysical features of the deposits with their mineral and geochemical compositions, are also welcome.
Dr. Leonid Shumlyanskyy
Dr. Christophe Bonnetti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- stable and radioactive isotopes
- fluid inclusions
- ore minerals
- U and Th deposits