Special Issues

Minerals runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Recent Advances in Automated Mineralogy and Associated Application submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 191
Keywords: automated mineralogy; mineral liberation analysis; automated scanning electron microscopy; machine learning in geosciences; microanalytical techniques; QEMSCAN; TIMA; MLA
Hydrometallurgy of Base and Precious Metals
edited by and Huan Li
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1562
Keywords:   Gold;   Cyanide;   Leaching;   Alternative Lixiviants;   PGMs;   Recovery;   Base Metals;   Silver;   Energy Metals;   Recycling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Progress and Application of U-Pb Geochronology submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 182
Keywords: U-Pb geochronology; geochronometers; analytical techniques; trace elements; diffusion; absolute timescales; meteoritics; ore deposition
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology)
Fractionation of Sn Isotopes during the Development of Ore Deposits
edited by
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 125
Keywords: Sn isotopes; ore deposits; fractionation; rare elements
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology)
Shale and Tight Reservoir Characterization and Resource Assessment submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1622
Keywords: shale gas; shale oil; shale and tight reservoir; unconventional reservoir; lithium; pore; porosity; permeability; CCUS; CO2-EOR; geothermal energy; H2S; flowback and produced water; hydrocarbon; pore size distribution; shale diagenesis; organic-hosted pores; thermal maturity; scanning electron microscopy (SEM); shale mineralogy; clay minerals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications)
Multispectral Remote Sensing Satellite Data for Mineral and Hydrocarbon Exploration: Big Data Processing and Deep Fusion Learning Techniques submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6711
Keywords: Multispectral remote sensing data; Big remote sensing data; Regional mineral mapping; Landsat data; ASTER; Mineral and hydrocarbon exploration projects; Ore minerals; Archaean granite-greenstone terranes; Data fusion; Ophiolite complexes; Hydrocarbon macroseepage and microseepage; Mineral carbonation; GIS
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications)
Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Prehistorical, Present and Future Ceramic Materials submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 896
Keywords: clay mineralogy; new raw materials; pigments and art; mineral synthesis; biomineral; ceramics and human health; mineral processing; engineering materials; archaeological ceramics; mineralogy and geochemistry; environmental impacts (extensive use in satellites; nanosatellites; wind and solar energy)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Clays and Engineered Mineral Materials)
Hydrometallurgy in Gold Extraction
edited by and
submission deadline 21 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4013
Keywords: gold hydrometallurgy; gold mineralogy; refractory ores; tailings reprocessing; secondary gold sources; emerging technologies; green chemistry; alternative reagents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Mineral-Specific Element Sorption onto Geological Repository Rocks
edited by Andrey A. Shiryaev
submission deadline 22 May 2022 | Viewed by 143
Keywords: nuclear waste; radioecology; sorption; deep geological repository
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
Crystallography of Calcium Phosphates Minerals
edited by and Olga Yakubovich
submission deadline 22 May 2022 | Viewed by 252
Keywords: calcium phosphate; hydroxyapatite; whitlockite; minerals; synthetic mineral analogues; crystal structure; inorganic synthesis; structure– property relationships; powder X-ray diffraction; phase transformations; crystallization; sintering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals)
Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Suspended Particulate Matters in Rivers
edited by Viatcheslav V. Gordeev and
submission deadline 23 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1588
Keywords: Suspended particulate matter (SPM) in rivers— concentrations and composition; Major and trace elements; organic carbon and nutrients in riverine SPM and their fluxes; Dissolved matter in rivers— concentrations and forms of major and trace elements; organic carbon; nutrients and their fluxes; Mineralogy of SPM in the rivers of different climatic zones; The river-sea mixing zone and the processes of element transformation; Interactions between SPM in rivers and the ores of the watershed basin; Role of anthropogenic factor in river discharge; Influence of climatic change on biogeochemistry of river discharge
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
Low-Temperature Thermochronology and Quantification of Tectonic Processes submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2791
Keywords: 40Ar/39Ar method; Fission track method; (U– Th)/He method; Cosmogenic nuclides surface dating; K– Ar dating on clay minerals; Double dating studies on zircon and apatite; U– Pb analyses on calcite slickenfibres; Tectonic processes; Cooling; Denudation; Exhumation; Extension; Compression; Fault movement; Fault slip rate
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology)
Isotopic Tracers of Mantle and Magma Evolution
edited by and Zhiwei Wang
submission deadline 28 May 2022 | Viewed by 191
Keywords: radioactive and stable isotope; geochronology of magmatic and metamorphic rocks; mantle and crustal source characteristics; magma evolution; crust– mantle interaction; crustal growth; anatexis process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology)
Mineralogic Analysis of Respirable Dust
edited by Cigdem Keles
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 175
Keywords: respirable dust; occupational health; dust monitoring and control; analytical methods; trace element analysis; CFD modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
Value Recovery from Phosphate Mining and Processing Tailings & Byproducts
edited by Patrick Zhang and Ru-an Chi
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 959
Keywords: phosphate tailings; phosphate; phosphoric acid sludge; phosphogypsum; phosphate (phosphatic) clay; rare earths; comprehensive recovery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Geochemical and Mineralogical Characterization of Sediments in Aquatic Environments
edited by Željko Pogačnik, Matej Dolenec and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 299
Keywords: sedimentation cycles; analytical techniques; biomineralogy; sustainable exploitation; sedimentary records; environmental mineralogy; exploration and mining geology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
Biogeochemical Cycling of Fe, Mn, and S and Their Impact on Contaminant Dynamics submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 592
Keywords: contaminant mobility; Fe sulfides; Fe and Mn oxides; redox reactions; mineral transformations; wetland soils and sediments; mining sites; speciation; elemental cycling; soil quality; remediation; spectroscopy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
Genesis of Porphyry Cu–Mo Deposits: Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Geochronology
edited by Yong Lai
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1226
Keywords: porphyry deposits; magmatic evolution; ore-forming fluid; water-rock reaction; metallogenic age; metallogenic mechanism; fluid inclusion; mantle wedge; orogenic belt
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Deposits)
Integrated Research for Cultural Heritage Stone Materials
edited by Silvana Fais, and Paola Ligas
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2394
Keywords: diagnostics on monuments; characterization of stone materials; thin section of rocks; rock properties; testing; multidisciplinarity; integrated approach
In Situ Measurements of Physical Properties of Rocks, Minerals and Fluids at Extreme Conditions
edited by , and Martha G. Pamato
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 139
Keywords: in situ measurements; high pressure; mineral physics; physical properties of rocks; physical properties of minerals; physical properties of fluids; mineralogy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals)
Geochemical Archives in Trace Fossils submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 792
Keywords: trace fossils; biogeochemistry; trace elements; rare earth elements; organic biomarkers; taphonomy; diagenesis; paleoenvironment; palaeobiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomineralization and Biominerals)
Petrology, Thermochronology and Structural Evolution of Metamorphic-Core Complex submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 299
Keywords: metamorphic core complex; detachment; mylonite; low-T thermochronology; syn-extensional intrusives; fluid circulation; ore formation
Best Practices and Innovative Solutions to Increase the Safety of Tailing Management Facilities
edited by , Ferenc Mádai and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 255
Keywords: tailing ponds; tailing management facilities; safety assessment; hazard analysis; environmental pollution; accident risk; risk assessment; deposition techniques; water management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
Obtainment, Characterization, and Applications of Organophilic Clays
edited by and Lucilene Betega de Paiva
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 128
Keywords: organophilic clays; organoclays; organic substances clay complexes; clay/polymer nanocomposites; water purification; applications of organophilic clays
(This special issue belongs to the Section Clays and Engineered Mineral Materials)
Hydrocarbon Generation and Accumulation in Unconventional Shale Reservoir: Up-to-Date Advances in Theory, Experiment, Method and Application
edited by Rui Yang, Zhiye Gao, Yuguang Hou and Songtao Wu
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2408
Keywords: diagenesis and sedimentation process of shale rocks; organic geochemistry; mineralogy; and petrophysical properties and shale geomechanics; organic matter enrichment and accumulation mechanism; geochemical and isotopic characteristics of kerogen; bitumen; oil; and gas; genesis and evolution of multiscale pores of shale reservoirs; multi-scale pore structure characterization for shale rocks; hydrocarbon generation; migration; expulsion; and retention processes in shale reservoir; fluid flow and fluid-shale interactions in multiscale; hydrocarbon accumulation and depletion mechanisms in shale reservoir
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications)
Comminution and Comminution Circuits Optimisation submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2503
Keywords: open mill; normal closed; reverse closed and combined closed circuits; mill/crusher operational parameters; DEM; CFD; product size distribution; mineral liberation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Exploring Mining Landscapes: Reconciling Past and Present of Mining Activity submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7237
Keywords: UAVs; LiDAR; remote sensing; mining; mining heritage; archaeomining; mineral prospection; ore bodies exploration; GIS tools; UAV electromagnetic; UAV sonar; mining geology; mining geomorphology; environmental mining management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Deposits)
Advances in the Geometallurgy of Battery Minerals
edited by and Alan R. Butcher
submission deadline 13 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5513
Keywords: battery minerals; geometallurgy; lithium; nickel; cobalt; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Frontiers in Induced Carbonate Precipitation submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 405
Keywords: biomineralization; induced carbonate precipitation; reactive transport; scale effects on biomineralization; interactions of biomineralization and flow; innovative application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomineralization and Biominerals)
Recovery of Metals from Slags
edited by Efthymios Balomenos
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 163
Keywords: metallurgical slags; metal recovery; base metals; critical raw materials; technological raw materials; processing technologies; slag beneficiation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Diagenesis and Petrological Properties of Sandstone Reservoirs in China
edited by Dakang Zhong
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 445
Keywords: sandstone diagenesis; diagenetic sequence; burial diagenesis and structural diagenesis; diagenesis and pore evolution model; diagenesis and sandstone physical properties; diagenesis and material transformation; methods and techniques of diagenesis
Mineral/Ore Growth: From the Ions to the Macrocrystals
edited by , Junfeng Liu and Haibo Yan
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 258
Keywords: crystal growth; magmatism; hydrothermal process; compositional zoning; crystal shape; mineral association; particle aggregation; coarsening; Ostwald ripening; oriented attachment; layer-by-layer growth; spiral growth
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals)
Electron Microbeam and X-ray Techniques: Advances and Applications
edited by , Shui-Yuan Yang and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3074
Keywords: scanning electron microscopy; electron probe microanalysis; transmission electron microscopy; X-ray diffraction; applicatitons of analytical methods; sample preparation methods; characterization of natural and synthetic materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals)
Experimental and Theoretical Advancement in Modeling Fluid-Rock Interactions in Geological Reservoirs
edited by Ming Fan and Yanhui Han
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 131
Keywords: hydro-mechanical coupling; reactive transport simulations; fluid flow and solid transport in porous media and fracture; injection-induced fracture activation and propagation; hydraulic fracturing stimulation; mineral precipitation/dissolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Clays and Engineered Mineral Materials)
Iron Ore Reactions and Phenomena in a Blast Furnace submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 224
Keywords: blast furnace ironmaking; ferrous burden materials such as iron ore pellets; sinter and lump ore; reactions and phenomena such as reduction; softening; melting; disintegration; swelling and cracking; experimental work; carbon monoxide and hydrogen as reducing gas component
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Formation and Evolution of Glauconite. New Scale Approach
edited by Pierre Giresse
submission deadline 16 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 191
Keywords: glauconitisation; water-sediment interface; microenvironment; nanostructures; neoformed minerals; neodymium isotopes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
New Methods and Technologies for Mineral Geological and Geophysical Exploration in China submission deadline 17 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6662
Keywords: electromagnetic exploration; mineral deposit; new methods; deep detection; seismic exploration; ore body
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications)
Surfactants at Interfaces and Thin Liquid Films, Volume II submission deadline 17 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 85
Keywords: liquid films; flotation; bubble attachment; surfactants; interface; wettability; particle; bubble
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Elongated Mineral Particles and Health submission deadline 18 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2985
Keywords: mineral fibers; fibrous zeolite; elongated mineral particles; mesothelioma; toxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
NMR Spectroscopy in Mineralogy and Crystal Structures
edited by and Pierre Florian
submission deadline 23 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2258
Keywords: solid-state NMR spectroscopy; minerals; crystal structures; short-range order; medium-range order; protons
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals)
Advanced Technologies in Mineral Separation in Complex Ore Systems
edited by Emmanuel Manlapig
submission deadline 24 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 121
Keywords: mineral separation; complex ore systems; ore-characterisation; geo-metallurgy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Process Optimization in Mineral Processing, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 24 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1191
Keywords: process control; mineralogy process; chemistry sensors and measurements; process automation; data management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Asbestos Containing Materials
edited by Robert Kusiorowski, Barbara Lipowska and
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 434
Keywords: asbestos; asbestos containing materials; asbestos wastes; identification; recycling; naturally occurring asbestos; asbestos waste management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Clays and Engineered Mineral Materials)
Footprints of Mineral Systems
edited by , Catarina Labouré Bemfica Toledo and
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 313
Keywords: geodynamic settings of mineral systems; ore footprint; petrophysical footprint; mineralogical footprint; geophysical footprint; geochemical footprint; hydrothermal alteration footprint; surficial footprint in regolith; integrated multiparameter exploration footprints
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Deposits)
Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Geochronology of W-Sn Polymetallic Deposits
edited by Huan Li, Rongqing Zhang, Jie-Hua Yang and Jingya Cao
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 9815
Keywords: mineralization-related granite; scheelite; cassiterite; wolframite; in-situ analysis; W-Sn deposits
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Deposits)
Failure Characteristics of Deep Rocks
edited by , Zhenyu Han, Xin Cai and Shijie Xie
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 8840
Keywords: loading rate; fracture/damage mechanics; mechanical properties; observing methods; stress fields; constitutive relations; engineering applications; rock breaking methods; cracking process; numerical simulation
Slag Valorization for Advanced Metal Production
edited by and Timothy C. Eisele
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2730
Keywords: slag; slag valorization; energy from slags; metal recycling; slag aggregates
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy)
Management, Recycling and Reuse of Industrial Waste
edited by , Stefano Milia, and Adalgisa Scotti
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 212
Keywords: Sustainable Industrial waste management; Waste valorisation; Secondary raw materials; Circular Economy; Advanced methods for waste processing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry)
AI-Based GIS for Pinpointing Mineral Deposits
edited by , Ehsan Farahbakhsh and Rohitash Chandra
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 252
Keywords: geographic information system; mineral prospectivity mapping; anomaly detection; machine learning; deep learning; uncertainty
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications)
Geochemistry, Mineral Chemistry and Geochronology of Uranium Deposits
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4246
Keywords: uranium deposits; geochemistry; mineral chemistry; geochronology; uranium ore minerals; pathfinder; vector and discriminator minerals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Mineral Deposits)
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