Special Issue "Mineral Resource Management: Assessment, Mining and Processing"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Interests: minerals management; economic geology; mineral policy; mineral deposits valuation and safeguarding; applied mineralogy; circular economy
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The availability of raw mineral materials is vital to the development of a competitive industry with socioeconomic growth. This is especially the case in the economically developed countries of the European Union, where the strategic importance of raw mineral materials for manufacturing has been highlighted in the new EU Industrial Policy Strategy. Raw mineral materials are essential to the development of the EU’s industrial sectors across all value chains. They determine the quality of life and technological progress. The use of global metals and minerals has been increasing due to advanced technological progress and the rapid growth of demand in emerging countries. It is estimated that between 2010 and 2030 the volume of the world’s resource consumption could double. There is growing concern about potential limitations of raw mineral material supplies from non-European countries. Meanwhile supplies of raw mineral materials from secondary sources are not enough to meet the demand of downstream manufacturing sectors. Therefore, European countries will remain strongly dependent on access to raw mineral materials from primary sources, i.e., mineral deposits, which are strictly dependent on various geological, mining, technological, market, environmental, land use, and legal and social factors.
In this context, this Special Issue was designed to enable the presentation of results of research in the field. This will include various aspects of mineral resource management, e.g., best practices in prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits, methods of rational mineral deposit management, mine planning and mining exploitation, optimization of mineral processing, and the economics of mineral resource use, as well as supplementary raw mineral material markets and other issues related to mineral depositsmanagement within mineral policy frameworks.
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Galos
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- best practices in prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits
- rational mineral deposits management and exploitation
- optimization of mineral processing
- economics of mineral resources use
- raw mineral material markets