Special Issue "Fluid Inclusions: Study Methods, Applications and Case Histories"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
Prof. Dr. Martin Feely
Emeritus Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Geofluids Research Group, School of Natural Sciences, Quadrangle Building, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
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Interests: fluid inclusion studies of hydrothermal mineralization; oil prospective basins; evaporites; gem minerals
The pioneering work of H.C. Sorby in the mid-19th century highlighted the scientific importance of fluid inclusions in minerals; however, it was not until the mid-20th century that fluid inclusion studies began to gather momentum and play a key role in the recognition and understanding of Earth’s geofluid systems. Indeed, fluid inclusion studies of geofluid systems associated with sedimentary, metamorphic and magmatic environments continue to make significant contributions to our overall understanding of the character and genesis of economic mineral (including gem minerals) and hydrocarbon deposits. The diversity of fluid inclusion study applications, today, is highlighted by the investigations of microbial life on Earth and Mars using biosignatures trapped in evaporite (also known as Martian analogues) forming halite and gypsum. Furthermore, innovative analytical techniques e.g. microbeam technologies have greatly assisted the advancement of fluid inclusion study methodologies. This Special Issue of Minerals wants to celebrate the diversity of study applications and methodologies that exist today amongst the fluid inclusion research community. Therefore, it has wide ranging theme that solicits submissions that reflect innovations in both fluid inclusion analytical techniques and applications, in tandem, with case histories focused on geofluid systems in sedimentary (including evaporites), metamorphic and magmatic environments and linkages with mineral and hydrocarbon deposits.
Prof. Martin Feely
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- geofluid systems
- metamorphic magmatic environments
- mineral and hydrocarbon deposits