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Special Issue "Massive Sulfide Deposits all around the World"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: ore geology; economic geology; geochemistry of black shales, massive sulfide deposits; role of organic matter in the genesis of sulfide deposits; cyclic processes and ore genesis; biomineralizations
Interests: Biostratigraphy; Black shales; Chronostratigraphy of sulfide deposits; Palaeonvironment of massive sulphides; The role of organic matter in sulphide deposit environments; Relation between black shales and massive sulphides
This Special Issue, “Massive Sulfide Deposits all around the World”, intends to provide a worldwide reference on one of the most important sources of base (Cu, Pb, Zn) and precious (Au, Ag) metals. Massive sulfide deposits are commonly classified in two large categories, attending to the dominant processes during ore generation: Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits (VMS) and sediment-hosted massive sulfide deposits (SHMS). The boundary between both groups is, nevertheless, diffuse.
The literature on massive sulfide deposits is immense, particularly, since the discovery (in 1979) of submarine hydrothermal systems, because these have been assumed to represent the current models of some fossil systems. However, most of the knowledge on sulfide ores come from studies of large metallogenic MS-provinces located in Canada, Australia, USA, Japan and the Iberian Peninsula. With this Special Issue, we aim to open a new window of knowledge for researchers working on non-intensively studied districts, and also for those interested in providing synthesis analyses of classical districts and provinces. In addition, the issue is also open to studies that are intended to address the economic aspects of these ores, particularly to those dealing with the revision of models for exploration, exploitation and metallurgy of massive sulfide deposits.
Prof. Dr. Reinaldo Sáez
Dr. Felipe Gonzalez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Massive sulfide
- Ore deposits
- Economic geology