Special Issue "Sedimentary Ore Deposits: Origin, Exploitation, Paleoenvironmental Significance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2019
This Special Issue of Minerals, entitled “Sedimentary Ore Deposits: Origin, Exploitation, Paleoenvironmental Significance”, is dedicated to those metalliferous ore deposits that owe their origin to (a combination of) marine and terrestrial sedimentary processes (chemical, biochemical, organic, detrital), as well as metal enrichment processes that typify the supergene weathering environment. These deposits include (but are not restricted to), sedimentary ores of iron and manganese, sedimentary-exhalative massive sulphide deposits, metalliferous black shales, coal, placers and laterites. Improved understanding of the origin of sedimentary ore deposits through time, not only plays a key role in terms of exploration for new resources and optimum exploitation of known ones, but also provides unrivalled windows into the tectonic, climatic and biological evolution of our planet. This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for the latest advances in sedimentary ore deposit research, with special emphasis on the significance of sedimentary ore deposits as archives of ancient and modern biogeochemical cycling and redox evolution; links between classic sedimentary/supergene processes and crustal fluid-flow towards ore-genesis; exploration for and discovery of new resources, including those at the modern seafloor; and novel methodologies in ore extraction and beneficiation.
The first round submission deadline is 30 November 2018.Prof. Dr. Harilaos Tsikos
Dr. Albertus Smith
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- sedimentary ore deposits
- earth evolution