Special Issue "Chemical-Physical Properties of Minerals and Minerogenesis in Supergene Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Prof. Marescotti Pietro
Department of Earth Sciences, Universita degli Studi di Genova, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
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Interests: environmental mineralogy; applied mineralogy; mineral genesis and mineral weathering in supergenic enviroments; minerals, rocks and inorganic contaminants; interactions between minerals and biosphere; environmental impact of ore deposits exploitation; environmental impact of asbestos-bearing rocks and soils
The processes involving minerals in supergene environments are those occurring at or near the Earth's surface. In these environments, lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere continuously interact with each other, triggering reactions that lead to the weathering of preexisting minerals and to the genesis of authigenic phases. The theoretical or practical understanding of these processes, the determination of the minerals involved and of their chemical-physical properties are of paramount importance, not only for the fundamentals of mineralogy, but also for their significant implications for environment, ecosystems, and human health protection, agriculture and food security, supergene metal deposit prospection and even for the conservation of cultural heritage. This Special Issue aims to collect articles focusing on minerals, mineral properties, and mineral reactions occurring at Earth’s outer layer due to the interactions among lithosphere, air, water, and biota. Interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and multidisciplinary studies are welcome.
The first round submission deadline is: 30 November 2018
Prof. Marescotti Pietro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mineral weathering
- mineral genesis
- supergene environment
- authigenic minerals
- mineral-biosphere interactions