Special Issue "Petrological Evolution of Alkaline Igneous Complexes in Within-Plate and Subduction-Settings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 5060
Interests: igneous geochemistry; alkaline rocks; carbonatites; petrology; minerals; archaeometry
This Special Issue of Minerals aims to gather high-quality original research articles and reviews focused on understanding the origin, evolution, and environmental impacts of alkaline complexes. This project will aim to study the petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of intrusive, hypabyssal, and volcanic rocks with alkaline affinity in various tectonic settings (within-plate and subduction zones) to highlight mantle and low-pressure evolutionary processes and related enrichment processes that may produce mineral deposits.
The alkaline complexes cover a wide range of rocks, intrusive and effusive, from silica-oversaturated to silica-undersaturated types (e.g., kimberlites, kamafugites, nepheline–syenite, phonolite, and granites).
All of these kinds of rocks have received a large amount of attention from earth scientists because of their unusual geochemical characteristics and their being important economic sources of REEs, HFSEs, and/or diamonds in spite of their limited occurrence on the Earth’s surface.
We also encourage you to send us a short abstract outlining the purpose of the research and the principal results obtained, in order to verify at an early stage if the contribution you intend to submit fits with the objectives of the Special Issue.
Dr. Vincenza Guarino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- alkaline rocks
- mineral deposits.