Advances in the Detection and Analysis of Ore Minerals

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 560

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: geology; geochemistry; ore formation
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Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-002 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: ore minerals; hydrothermal processes; geochemistry; petrology; earth sciences

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scientific and technological progress has revolutionized studies of ore minerals. Sulfides and oxides are relatively small and form complex exsolution textures that are relatively difficult to study in situ. The recent advances in modern analytical techniques such as LA-ICPMS, SIMS, and many others have allowed for determining the isotope and trace element composition of sulfides, oxides, and metal alloys with increasing precision. In addition, the variety of ore detection methods has expanded far beyond traditional geological prospecting. Hydrothermal vents are found in the oceans by using ships and underwater vehicles, whereas satellites and drones are able to detect ore minerals on land using infrared spectrometers. Remote sensing is being employed more and more often in newly emerging concepts such as space mining, with significant efforts being made to prepare instruments suitable for ore prospecting on asteroids, the Moon, and even Mars.

This Special Issue entitled “Advances in the Detection and Analysis of Ore Minerals” invites articles focused on ore prospecting or geochemical analysis of sulfides, oxides, alloys, and native metals. We welcome papers from various fields across geology, petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, remote sensing, planetary sciences, and engineering.

Dr. Jakub Ciazela
Prof. Dr. Ewa Slaby
Guest Editors

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  • ore minerals
  • sulfides
  • oxides
  • geochemical analysis
  • remote sensing

Published Papers

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