Special Issue "Se-Bearing Minerals: Structure, Composition, and Origin"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018) | Viewed by 42681
Interests: granitoid rocks and associated leucocratic mineral deposits; primary and secondary accessory minerals; micas; Se-bearing minerals; fluid−mineral−rock interactions; lithosphere thermal studies; petrophysical and thermal rock properties
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Selenium, discovered in 1817 by Berzelius, is a nonmetal with properties intermediate between sulfur and tellurium. It usually occurs as trace and minor element in sulfide ores. In nature, Se occurs in several inorganic forms, including selenide, selenate, and selenite, but these minerals are rare. In the past few years, a few new Se species were discovered, reflecting that Se-bearing ores are still in the focus of scientific research. Although telethermal Se deposits predominate, other types of Se mineralization also exist. The thermodynamic properties and the phase relations of the diverse Se species are yet imperfectly known, as are the p−T−X conditions that prevailed during their precipitation. The formation conditions of Se ores are known in general, but the sources of the Se and the accompanying elements are often a matter of speculation. A great deal of analytical effort has been spent on elucidating the composition of Se-bearing minerals, but the crystal structures of many species are not yet fully examined. Papers dealing with all these and other aspects of the formation of Se-bearing species are welcome in this Special issue.
Dr. habil. Hans-Jürgen Förster
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- Se-bearing minerals
- Crystal structure
- Chemical composition
- Thermodynamic properties
- Phase relations
- Elemental sources
- P-T-X conditions of formation
- Origin of Se deposits