Special Issue "Pegmatites"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 November 2023 | Viewed by 196

Special Issue Editor

Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Mario Bianco 9, I-20131 Milan, Italy
Interests: mineralogy; pegmatite petrology and geochemistry; systematic mineralogy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pegmatites are a global source of raw materials and have several applications in human life; for example, minerals typically mined from pegmatites include feldspar for ceramic products, tantalum and lithium for electronics, and beryllium for space exploration and gemstock. Related to the active geodynamic zones of Earth’s crust, these coarse- to enormous-grained rocks are of extreme interest from petrological, geochemical, and mineralogical points of view, as well as from an economic one. In addition to the well-known model of pegmatite genesis involving residual melt derived from the crystallization of plutons, in recent years, the model of an anatectic origin of pegmatitic melt has become more popular. This process is thought to have generated large quartz cores of pegmatite, which are intensively mined for industrial quartz, as well as well-known gem-bearing and lithium-rich dikes. The aim of this Special Issue of Minerals is to present the most recent studies on pegmatites. In addition to the interesting petrological, geochemical, and mineralogical aspects of pegmatites. We hope that this Special Issue will help improve current knowledge of pegmatites from both a geological and an economic point of view.

Dr. Pietro Vignola
Guest Editor

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  • pegmatite mineralogy
  • pegmatite petrology
  • pegmatite geochemistry
  • pegmatite economic geology
  • pegmatite classification

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Title: Unorthodox formation conditions of elbaite/fluorelbaite in an unorthodox location in the Emmons pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford Co., Maine

Authors: ALEXANDER U. FALSTER et al.

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