Special Issue "Feature Papers in Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications 2022"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 456

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Prof. Dr. Michael S. Zhdanov
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Distinguished Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Interests: theoretical and applied geophysics; inverse theory; joint inversion; mineral exploration; electromagnetic, gravity, magnetic, and seismic methods
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, "Feature Papers in Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications 2022," will focus on mineral exploration methods and their applications in studying mineral deposits.

The Special Issue will present invited original research and review papers from prominent researchers in the field covering the latest advances in mineral resources, including geological, geophysical, geochemical methods, and satellite imagery. In addition, contributions on historical, technical, and practical aspects of exploration for mineral deposits will be highlighted. Finally, papers on novel methods of mineral resource prospecting and their application, including mathematical aspects of data processing and interpretation and examples of successful case studies, will be featured in this Special Issue as well.

Prof. Dr. Michael S. Zhdanov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • geochemical surveys
  • geological surveys
  • geophysical surveys
  • mineral exploration
  • remote sensing
  • rock physics
  • mineral deposits

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The Heavy Mineral Map of Australia: Vision and Pilot Project
Minerals 2022, 12(8), 961; https://doi.org/10.3390/min12080961 - 28 Jul 2022
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We describe a vision for a national-scale heavy mineral (HM) map generated through automated mineralogical identification and quantification of HMs contained in floodplain sediments from large catchments covering most of Australia. The composition of the sediments reflects the dominant rock types in each [...] Read more.
We describe a vision for a national-scale heavy mineral (HM) map generated through automated mineralogical identification and quantification of HMs contained in floodplain sediments from large catchments covering most of Australia. The composition of the sediments reflects the dominant rock types in each catchment, with the generally resistant HMs largely preserving the mineralogical fingerprint of their host protoliths through the weathering-transport-deposition cycle. Heavy mineral presence/absence, absolute and relative abundance, and co-occurrence are metrics useful to map, discover and interpret catchment lithotype(s), geodynamic setting, magmatism, metamorphic grade, alteration and/or mineralization. Underpinning this vision is a pilot project, focusing on a subset from the national sediment sample archive, which is used to demonstrate the feasibility of the larger, national-scale project. We preview a bespoke, cloud-based mineral network analysis (MNA) tool to visualize, explore and discover relationships between HMs as well as between them and geological settings or mineral deposits. We envisage that the Heavy Mineral Map of Australia and MNA tool will contribute significantly to mineral prospectivity analysis and modeling, particularly for technology critical elements and their host minerals, which are central to the global economy transitioning to a more sustainable, lower carbon energy model. Full article
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