Special Issue "Petrographic, Geophysical, Geochemical and Geochronological Study of Magma and Magmatism in the Iberian Peninsula and Archipelagos"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 661

Special Issue Editors

Department of Geology and Subsurface, Centro Nacional Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (CN IGME—CSIC), C/Ríos Rosas 23, 28003 Madrid, Spain
Interests: igneous and metamorphic petrology; geological mapping; geochemistry; geochronology
Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: igneous and metamorphic petrology; geochemistry; geochronology
Institute of Earth Sciences, Universidade do Porto, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
Interests: petrology; structural geology; geophysics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magmatism is the most important process for crustal growth and differentiation. Mantle or crustal decompression, volatile addition and heat-induced melting, on astenospheric and lithospheric scale, are essential mechanisms involved in the origin of primary partial melts, although fractional crystallisation, magma mixing and assimilation also play a significant role in their evolution. In many cases, magmatism favours ore-forming conditions and promotes the generation of profitable mineral deposits. The spatio-temporal and geophysico-chemical evolution of magmas is crucial to understand the nature of the mantle and/or crustal sources and the magmatic processes operating during melt extraction, magma ascent and their final emplacement, usually reflected in the mineral paragenesis, texture, structure and geochemical and isotopic features of igneous materials.

Igneous lithologies of distinct geochemical affinity (calc-alkaline, alkaline, tholeiitic and shoshonitic) and geophysical signature are widely distributed in the Iberian Peninsula, associated to diverse tectono-thermal episodes from Late Neoproterozoic to Late-Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic times. Magmatic rocks form a major component in western Iberia, although they are also profuse in its northeastern and southeastern edges. They are a fundamental constituent of the Spanish-Portuguese archipelagos. Critical elements mineralisations are usually related to these lithologies.

This Special Issue is intended to improve our knowledge regarding the processes involved in the generation and evolution of magmatism in the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish-Portuguese archipelagos, contributing to a better understanding of transport and emplacement mechanisms, as well as the mineralization patterns in magmatic systems.

Dr. Enrique Merino Martínez
Dr. David Orejana García
Dr. Helena Sant’Ovaia
Guest Editors

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  • Iberian magmatism
  • igneous petrology
  • mineralogy, chemistry and physics of magmas
  • geochemical and isotope magma composition
  • geochronology of magmatic processes
  • ore-forming processes in magmatic systems

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. Petrographic features and mineral composition of peraluminous granites from the Montes de Toledo batholith (Cáceres, Spain)
Corresponding author: Dr. Enrique Merino Martínez

2. Petrology and geochemistry of highly differentiated tholeiitc magmas: the case of the granitic granophyres within the Messejana-Plasencia dyke (central Iberia)
Corresponding author: Dr. David Orejana García and Dr. Carlos Villaseca

3. Following the magmatic flow of Variscan granites using their magnetic fabric as a clue
Corresponding author: Dr. Helena Sant’Ovaia

4. Castelo Branco granite pluton emplacement (central Portugal): AMS and gravimetry data    
Corresponding author: Dr. Claudia Cruz

5. Magnetic features of minerals from the Permian alkaline dykes (Spanish Central System)
Corresponding author: Dr. Vicente Carlos Ruiz-Martinez

6 Rare metal granites in Iberia: geochemical, mineralogical and petrogenetic constraints
Corresponding author: Dr. Francisco Javier López-Moro

7. Geochemistry of Carboniferous plutonism-volcanism and their relations with the volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralisation in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, Sudportuguese Zone, Spain
Corresponding author: Dr. Alejandro Díez-Montes

8. U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope systematics of zircons from Freixo de Numão and Capinha intrusions (Portugal): implications for the source composition and evolution of Variscan orogeny
Corresponding author: Dr. Ana Gonçalves

9. Geochemistry of rare earth elements in granites associated with W-Sn mineralizations in Northern and Central Portugal, and Castilla-Léon in Spain
Corresponding author: Dr. Alexandra Fernandes

10. Zoned calc-silicate nodules in a migmatite complex (NW Portugal): petrology, geochemistry, structure and metamorphic evolution
Corresponding author: Dr. Maria dos Anjos Ribeiro

11. Alkaline silicate metasomatism recorded through Fe-Ti-rich mantle xenoliths from the Calatrava Volcanic Field (Spain)
Authors: Javier García Serrano (a), Carlos Villaseca (a,b), Cecilia Pérez-Soba (a)
a: Departamento de Mineralogía y Petrología, Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, C/José Antonio Novais 12, 28040 Madrid, Spain
b: Instituto de Geociencias IGEO (UCM, CSIC), C/Doctor. Severo Ochoa 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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