Special Issue "Magmatic-Hydrothermal Systems and Their Links to Sedimentary Dynamics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marco Sacchi

Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Calata Porta di Massa, Porto di Napoli, 80133 - Napoli, Italy
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Interests: marine geology; integrated stratigraphy; seismic stratigraphy; sedimentology of mixed sicicliclastic volcaniclastic systems; facies analysis; volcanism; collapse-resurgent calderas

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

Crustal magmatic systems are among the major structural components of many geodynamic environments. They represent the shallow expression of heat transfer from the interior of the Earth to the surface, and are often associated with the significant degassing that feeds volcanic hosted hydrothermal systems. The evolution of magmatic-hydrothermal systems (MHS) may involve different time scales, spatial distributions, and structural levels within the lithosphere, and has enormous implications in terms of the localization of major minerals (e.g., Cu, Mo, Zn, Pb, Au, and Ag) and geothermal resources and natural hazards (including volcanism, tsunamis, slope and seafloor instability, and seismicity). Recent research has focused on the marine and continental stratigraphic archives of the mixed volcaniclastic–siliciclastic successions associated with magmatic-hydrothermal systems. The facies distribution and stratigraphic architecture of these sedimentary successions have been proven to provide fundamental information on the evolution of volcanic hosted hydrothermal systems. This Special Issue aims to publish new contributions to the field of MHS research, with emphasis on the multifold stratigraphic signature of magmatic-hydrothermal processes. We encourage the submission of high-quality contributions drawn from diverse approaches to provide links to the data sets, improve the understanding of processes and products, and develop the integration of conceptual models.

Dr. Marco Sacchi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • magmatic systems
  • hydrothermal systems
  • volcanism
  • sedimentary dynamics
  • volcaniclastic sediments
  • mineral resources
  • geothermal resources

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