Special Issue "Geochemical and Isotope Characteristics of the Skarn Deposits"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2023 | Viewed by 145

Special Issue Editors

School of the Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Interests: field geology; geological mapping; petrology; mineralogy; tectonics
Prof. Dr. Guiqing Xie
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Guest Editor
MNR Key Laboratory for Exploration Theory & Technology of Critical Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: the genesis of porphyry-skarn-epithermal and distal deposits, and related exploration tools

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Skarn deposits are the major resources of value important metals, e.g., W, Sn, Cu, Fe, Au, Ag, etc. However, the metallogenic processes and enrichment mechanism of these metals is still debated. There are magmatic ores, hydrothermal ores and skarn ores in the same deposit. Therefore, systematically carding these ores intrinsic link in the skarn deposits is of great significance to understanding the origin of skarn deposits and prospecting in the world.

This Special Issue aims at displaying recent achievements in the research of geochemistry, mineralogy and fluid evolution in the skarn deposits. We welcome studies about the genetic information embedded in different minerals and paragenetic minerals assemblage of different parts in the deposits, high-precision dating, hydrothermal evolution and new deep-probe achievements on magmatism, metamorphism and metallogeny. We also solicit methodological studies employing cutting-edge in situ analytics that can reflect the ore-forming fluid sources, metallogenic age and precipitation mechanism

Dr. Shangguo Su
Prof. Dr. Guiqing Xie
Guest Editors

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  • geochemistry
  • isotope characteristics
  • mineralogy
  • fluid evolution
  • skarn deposit

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