Special Issue "Toward Mineral Systems for HFSE Rare Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: mineral system; Proterozoic; gold; uranium; rare metals
Interests: structural analysis; petrology; geochronology; tectonics; geodynamics; migmatites; orogeny; crustal growth and differentiation; mineral systems
Interests: critical metals; rare earth elements; magmatic-hydrothermal; alkaline rocks; pegmatites
This Special Issue, “Toward Mineral Systems for HFSE Rare Metals”, will welcome studies dealing with distribution and fractionation of rare metals within the crust at different temporal and spatial scales. The rare metals are predominantly either large-ion-lithophile elements (LILE) or high-field-strength elements (HFSE). This Special Issue proposes to focus on HFSE that are considered to behave as a coherent group during geological processes, in relation to their similar crystal-chemical properties.
From (nano)micro to continental scale, from single to polyphase processes during an orogenic cycle, from deep to subsurface processes, papers using rare metals and their deposits as traces of crustal growth and differentiation, or taking a mineral system approach to understanding rare metal deposits, will be welcomed.
Prof. Anne-Sylvie Andre-Mayer
Prof. Olivier Vanderhaeghe
Dr. Kathryn Goodenough
Manuscript Submission Information
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- rare metals
- mineral system
- crustal growth and differentiation