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Special Collections

American Mineralogist (Am Min) offers many special themed article collections virtually. Articles that fall within the Special collection are published exactly as any other paper, grouped together by issue, but still published in a timely manner, independent from other articles in the collection. Special collection papers are identified by headings at the top of the article and on the Table of Contents. Click here for more information about organizing or writing for a special collection.

Submit your paper as any regular paper, but choose the correct Special Section from the menu -- and follow all the normal instructions for authors. Author info and journal info available at the Am Min website and papers are submitted via the web at our online submission site.

When the first paper in a collection is published, a link will be here to view the collection. If you wish to have a hard copy of any particular collection, visit MinPubs.org. Hint: hover your mouse over the collection name to view a brief description.

Actinides in Geology, Energy, and the Environment

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Peter C. Burns and Julien Mercadier. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Advances in Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphism

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Jane A. Gilotti, Daniela Rubatto, and Hans-Peter Schertl. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Amorphous Materials: Properties, Structure, and Durability

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Grant S. Henderson and Daniel R. Neuville. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Apatite: A common mineral, uncommonly versatile

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Dan Harlov and John Hughes. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Building Planets: The dynamics and geochemistry of core formation

The Associate Editors for this special section are Tracy Rushmer and Heather Watson. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Chemistry and Mineralogy of Earth's Mantle

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Daniel Hummer and Katherine Crispin. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Dynamics of Magmatic Processes

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Chiara Maria Petrone and Maurizio Petrelli. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Earth Analogs for Martian Geological Materials and Processes

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Janice Bishop, Javier Cuadros, Christian Mavris and Pablo Sobron. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Fluids in the Crust

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Dionysis Foustoukos and Sarah Penniston-Dorland. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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From Magmas to Ore Deposits

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Celestine Mercer and Julie Roberge. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Geology and Geobiology of Lassen Volcanic National Park

The special collection Associate Editors are Lindsay McHenry and Michael Clynne. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Glasses, Melts, and Fluids, as Tools for Understanding Volcanic Processes and Hazards

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Claudia Cannatelli, Roberto Moretti, Rosario Esposito, and Nicole Metrich. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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High-Grade Metamorphism, Anatexis, and Granite Magmatism

The special collection Associate Editor for these papers is Antonio Acosta-Vigil, with the advice and reviewer expertise of Richard White, as needed.Contact him for information about submitting new papers.

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Investigating Petrologic Indicators of Magmatic Processes in Volcanic Rocks

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Thomas Shea, Jessica Larsen, and Julia Hammer. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Mantle Plumes: Sources, dynamics and volcanic expression

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Esteban Gazel and Maxim Ballmer. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Martian Rocks and Minerals: Perspectives from Rovers, Orbiters, and Meteorites

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Brad Jolliff, David J. Des Marais, and Bill Farrand. Please contact Brad Jolliff if you would like to contribute a paper.

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Mechanisms, rates, and timescales of geochemical transport processes in the crust and mantle

The Associate Editors for this special section are Thomas Mueller, Ralf Milke, and John Ferry. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Minerals in the Human Body

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Mickey Gunter and Gregory Meeker. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Nanominerals and Mineral Nanoparticles

The special collection editors are Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez, David M. Singer, and Sylvain Grangeon. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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New Advances in Subduction Zone Magma Genesis

The Associate Editors for this special section are Susanne M. Straub and Heather Handley. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Perspectives on Origins and Evolution of Crustal Magmas

The special collection editors are Calvin Miller and Cal Barnes. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Rates and Depths of Magma Ascent on Earth

The special collection editors are Georg Zellmer and Renat Almeev. Submissions are in process now -- contact the editors if you would like to contribute.

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Special Collection: Olivine

The special collection editors are Michael Garcia and Bruce Watson. Submissions are in process now -- contact Mike or Bruce if you would like to contribute.

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Spinels Renaissance: The past, present, and future of those ubiquitous minerals and materials

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Kristina Lilova, Kaimin Shih, Hiroshi Kojitani, and Ferdinando Bosi. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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The Second Conference on the Lunar Highlands Crust and New Directions

The special collection Associate Editors are Rachel Klima and Peter Isaacson. Contact them for information about submitting new papers.

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Versatile Monazite: Resolving Geological Records and Solving Challenges in Materials Science

The special collection Associate Editors for these papers are Callum Hetherington and Gregory Dumond. Submissions on this topic to continue the conversation are welcome as part of the scope and mission of American Mineralogist articles.

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Water in Nominally Hydrous and Anhydrous Minerals

The special collection Associate Editors are Roland Stalder, Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova, and Istvan Kovacs. Submissions are in process now -- contact the editors if you would like to contribute.

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What Lurks in the Martian Rocks and Soil? Investigations of Sulfates, Phosphates, and Perchlorates

The special collection Associate Editors were Darby Dyar, Melissa Lane, and Janice Bishop. Submissions on this topic to continue the conversation are welcome as part of the scope and mission of American Mineralogist articles.

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American Mineralogist Special Issues Archive

Petrologic Mineralogy: Guidotti Memorial

In honor of Charles V. Guidotti (1935-2005)

Feb-March 2008

Microbeam Cathodoluminescence

Recent developments in microbeam cathodoluminescence with applications to mineralogy


Feb-March 2007

Planetary Materials: From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond

Oct 2006

W.G. Ernst Commemorative Issue

May/June 2005

Monazite Geochronology

April 2005

Clathrate Hydrates

August 2004