Special Issue "Mineralogy of Quartz and Silica Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018) | Viewed by 38581
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The various modifications of silica, especially quartz, play a central role in the composition of geological materials. In addition, quartz is widely used as raw material in numerous industrial fields. Therefore, the knowledge about specific properties of SiO2 rocks and minerals is indispensable for the understanding and reconstruction of geological processes, as well as for specific technical applications. This Special Issue aims to bring together studies dealing with the formation, mineralogy and geochemistry of quartz and other silica minerals. These topics include the formation of quartz deposits and problems of processing, aspects of the analysis of high-purity quartz, as well as specifics of SiO2 modifications and varieties (e.g., opal, chalcedony, agate, quartz).
Prof. Dr. Jens Götze
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- SiO2 deposits and raw materials
- processing of quartz raw materials
- analytics of high-purity quartz
- quartz mineralogy
- structure and properties of quartz
- geochemistry/trace elements
- spectroscopic methods