Special Issue "Silver Deposits"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kåre Kullerud

Norwegian Mining Museum, Kongsberg, Norway
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Interests: ore geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; metamorphic petrology; fluid–mineral reactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In nature, silver occurs in four different modes: as a native element, in alloys with other metals (e.g., together with gold in electrum), as a major constituent in silver minerals, and as a trace element in other ore minerals (e.g., galena). Some silver deposits contain only one of these modes, while others contain several, e.g.,  for some deposits, silver occurs at the same time in its native form, in silver sulfides and sulfosalts, and as a trace element in other minerals. The characteristics of the different types of silver deposits will be in focus in this Special Issue. What are their similarities and differences concerning the source of silver, the transport mechanisms, and the conditions during silver precipitation? We aim to cover a broad range of research topics related to the formation of silver deposits, including detailed studies on the mineral parageneses of silver ores, microstructures in native silver and silver-bearing minerals, chemistry of ore-forming fluids, mineral precipitation and remobilization during fluid–rock interaction, isotopes, biogeochemical processes, and other innovative approaches to silver deposit analysis. We welcome both case studies from individual deposits and review papers generalizing the knowledge about silver ore formation. Studies using new and innovative techniques are especially encouraged.

Dr. Kåre Kullerud
Guest Editor

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  • silver mineral parageneses
  • microstructures in native silver and silver minerals
  • mineral dissolution, remobilization, and precipitation
  • silver ore-forming fluids
  • fluid inclusions
  • isotopes of Ag and other relevant elements
  • biogeochemical processes involving silver

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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