Special Issue "Heavy Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Sergio Andò
“Our chance of making correct provenance diagnoses becomes small when geological age blurs our landmarks, and the complexity of natural systems confounds us in a labyrinth of possibilities... Different techniques provide distinct points of view, from which disparate details of the general picture can be revealed. Only by the painstaking careful integration of such diverse complementary pieces of information can we hope to get a glimpse of the entire landscape.” Eduardo Garzanti, 2016. From static to dynamic provenance analysis—Sedimentary petrology upgraded. Sedimentary Geology 336, 3–13.
The principal aim of this book is to provide a wide range of information and a useful reference for researchers interested to investigate heavy-mineral assemblages in different geological settings and for a variety of purposes. The great methodological developments achieved in recent years for the identification of heavy minerals in a wide grain-size range will be illustrated. All factors that affect heavy-mineral concentration and relative proportions, including hydraulic sorting, mechanical abrasion, chemical weathering and post-depositional dissolution, and all factors able to introduce analytical, environmental or diagenetic bias will be thoroughly dealt with. A proper integration of multiple techniques including bulk-sediment, multi-mineral, and single-mineral methods will be discussed by renowned authors in their invited contributions.
Prof. Dr. Sergio Andò
Manuscript Submission Information
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- heavy-mineral suites
- source-to-sink studies
- petroleum exploration
- advanced techniques of mineral analysis
- applications to provenance of silt and dust