Special Issue "Mineralogical and Isotope Geochemical Investigations into Metasomatic and Hydrothermal Processes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kristoffer Szilas

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Interests: Geology of Greenland; Archaean tectonics; Ultramafic intrusions; Mineral deposits

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the present Special Issue, we present the latest understanding of metasomatic and hydrothermal processes. We use these terms in the broadest sense to include any form of mass-transfer in a geological context, be it fluid-rock interaction or melt–rock reactions. Such processes are obviously important to understand in relation to ore deposits and mineralization, because many types of ore-forming processes require some form of element re-mobilization to achieve economic potential.

However, metasomatic and hydrothermal processes are also critical to understand from a fundamental research perspective. Most rock assemblages cannot simply be interpreted at face value, because secondary overprinting occurs in many different geological settings, be it by the pervasive movement of fluids through large sedimentary basins, the reaction of interstitial liquid in igneous cumulates, anataxis, mantle metasomatism, or by diffusive and sub-solidus chemical exchange during metamorphism.

In this Special Issue, we therefore welcome contributions that relate to any form of chemical mass-transfer regardless of the geological setting or rock type.

I very much look forward to reading your manuscript, and I guarantee to find the top experts in the field to review your work.

With best regards,

Dr. Kristoffer Szilas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Isotopes
  • Metasomatism
  • Hydrothermal alteration
  • Mass-transfer
  • Fluid-rock interaction
  • Mineral deposits
  • Ore-formation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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