Topical Collection "New Minerals"


Collection Editor
Prof. Dr. Irina O. Galuskina

Department of Geochemistry, University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
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Interests: new minerals; crystal chemistry; pyrometamorphic rocks; skarns; rodingites; Raman spectroscopy; crystal growth
Collection Editor
Prof. Dr. Igor V. Pekov

Faculty of Geology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
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Interests: : mineralogy; crystal chemistry; geochemistry of rare elements; alkaline rocks; volcanic exhalations; oxidation zone of ore deposits; new minerals; history of mineralogy
Collection Editor
Prof. Dr. Luca Bindi

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Firenze, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Interests: aperiodic crystals; coordination chemistry; crystal chemistry; phase transitions; sulfides; sulfosalts; structural chemistry; determination of structure; twinning; x-ray diffraction

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The number of new minerals has increased continuously in recent years, reaching almost 200 new species in 2018. This great bunch of discoveries calls for a proper place to publish their descriptions and characterizations. We strongly believe that this topical collection of the journal Minerals could be the right place to report such accounts.

New minerals are becoming more and more important for the improvement of the knowledge about processes relevant for Earth and planets with possible know-how transfer to environmental and material sciences. They are indeed messengers about the way Earth works, from the mantle to the surficial environments. In the present society, a deep knowledge of (new) minerals are becoming increasingly important, not only because they are the source of several useful metals, but also for their interesting applications in high-tech fields. Therefore, by increasing the knowledge of new minerals we could increase the understanding of the past, present, and future of our planet.

Prof. Dr. Irina O. Galuskina
Prof. Dr. Igor V. Pekov
Prof. Dr. Luca Bindi
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • new minerals
  • crystal structure
  • crystal chemistry
  • new structure type
  • mineral group
  • mineral supergroup
  • mineral classification

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