Special Issue "Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gems"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Gems have been used in the manufacture of jewelry and as ornaments since antiquity. Recent statistics have shown that about 15 billion Euros are annually at stake. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present recent advances on the study of various types of gems based on different aspects of research (e.g., geology, trace element geochemistry, inclusion studies, geochronology, spectroscopy, archeogemology), which can be used to constrain the conditions of their formation. A combination of non- and micro-destructive methods, such as UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, Raman diffusion spectroscopy, EDXRF, LA-ICP-MS, micro-CT and others, may provide valuable information regarding the exact formation, appearance (e.g., color) and treatment of gem materials.
This Special Issue will emphasize on the recent advances in both fundamental and applied studies on gems, as well as the application of mineralogical and geochemical methods to their exploration, provenance and treatment identification from previously known or from new localities worldwide.
Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris
Dr. Stefanos Karampelas
Dr. Vasilios Melfos
Dr. Ian Graham
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