Special Issue "Novel Methods and Applications for Mineral Exploration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 January 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: geochemical exploration; metallogeny; geostatistics; mineralogy; geochronology
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As the mineral exploration industry faces new challenges (deeper deposits with lower grades in more remote regions), exploration geoscientists strive to develop novel exploration methods, techniques, and applications. These efforts affect the main fields of geophysics (e.g., ZTEM) and geochemistry (e.g., isotopes), but we also see the emergence of novel exploration methods or revival and redevelopment of established methods.
Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of Minerals reflecting on these recent developments. Of particular interest are manuscripts describing a novel exploration method or technique, or the novel application or a standards method, or case studies and success stories. A broad range of deposit types, commodities, and geographic regions will be considered. The intent is to achieve a comprehensive and timely anthology of the most advanced and recent developments in mineral exploration.
Dr. Paul Alexandre
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mineral exploration
- economic geology
- exploration methodology
- geochemical exploration
- geophysical exploration
- novel exploration techniques
- modern exploration techniques