Special Issue "Mineral Deposits of Critical Elements"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: mineralogy; mineral deposits; critical elements
The strategic and economic interests in some critical elements have drastically increased in the last few years. However, these growing interests have been often decoupled from the enhancement of our understanding of the associated mineral deposits. For many years, what are meant nowadays strategic commodities had been considered mineralogical oddities and less-than-desirable published information exists about the mechanisms of concentration of these elements in nature. Most potential ore minerals are unfamiliar to most geologists, the mineralogy of some important deposits is not well characterized, and even some phases are not established as mineral species yet. A better understanding of the mechanisms of concentration of critical elements and their mineralogical expression will favour their exploration and the development of improved mineral processing schemes. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide a contribution to the state of the art of the ore deposits hosting critical elements, mainly from a mineralogical point of view.
Prof. Dr. Joan Carles Melgarejo Draper
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- Ore deposits
- Critical elements
- Critical raw materials
- Mineral characterization
- Mineral assemblage
- Fluid inclusions