Special Issue "Advanced Research on Accessory Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Accessory minerals occur in small quantities in their host rocks and, generally, they represent less than 5% of the modal composition. They have been described in a great variety of rocks (sedimentary, magmatic, volcanic, metamorphic) and they may form in different geological environments. Although accessory minerals are not considered an essential component, a great number of them can be used to model the physical–chemical condition of their precipitation and to obtain precise geo-chronological data. Their composition and paragenetic association can also provide information about the type of magma and/or fluid from which they and their host rocks formed and interacted. Accessory phases may also occur in the mineralized rocks of ore deposits. Therefore, they are able to accurately constrain the origin and the age of the metallogenic system. This Special Issue aims to publish papers with appropriate examples that confirm the important role of the accessory minerals in different types of rocks by combining contributions from the full range of modern mineralogical and geochemical investigation observations. Papers providing experimental data to evaluate the stability of accessory minerals are also welcome.
Dr. Federica Zaccarini
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- accessory minerals