Special Issue "The Nature of Economic Minerals and Mineralisation in the Carbonatite-Syenite Complexes, an Investment for the High-Tech Industry"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Francesco Stoppa

Department of Psychology, Health and Territory Sciences, G. d'Annunzio University, Via dei Vestini 30, 66100 Chieti, Italy
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Interests: extrusive carbonatites; carbonatite-alkaline rocks genetic links; carbonatite-related mineralisations; tecnonomagmatic frame of carbonatite and alkaline rocks; kamafugites and lamprophyres; mantle metasomatism; Italian alkaline magmatisms; Italian carbonatites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Critical metal such as rare earths, niobium, and zirconium have become increasingly important to the ‘hi-tech’ industry. Fluorspar and phosphate are row materials that are necessary to the cement-steel industry and agriculture as flux and fertilizer, respectively. Carbothermal and hydrothermal activity concentrates all these ores is a carbonatite-syenite complex that has a larger chance to host economic resources than any other rock type. Potential economic mineral deposits form in multistage genetic environments and create a complex mineral chemistry. The role of fluids is critical in and around the complexes in determining the geologic attitude of economic ores. Mineral association variations found in the primary and ore rocks suggest the need for a comparative study of mineralogical and chemical zoning of the carbonatite–syenite complex and encasing rocks. Extrusives, subvolcanics, and ejecta, which can be associated with underground ore deposits, may support prospection in carbonatitic alkaline outcrops.

Fields of interest to this Special Issue are carbonatites and alkaline rocks; mineralogy and multistage processes of mineralization in carbonatite-syenite system; ore genesis and genesis of alkaline rocks and carbonatites; economic potential of carbonatites and alkaline rocks; fluorite, sulphate, and associated mineralization; REE-phases; and Nb-phases.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Stoppa
Guest Editor

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