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Supergene metal deposits form when deeply buried ore bodies are exposed at the Earth's surface and undergo oxidation, dissolution, and significant reconcentration of metals. This issue highlights some of the most recent advances in the field, including cutting-edge research in economic geology, paleoclimate and geoarcheology studies, environmental geochemistry, geobiology, and corrosion science.
In press: October 5, 2015
Volume 11, Number 6 (December) • Geomicrobiology and Microbial Geochemistry
Microbes drive the interplay of Earth and life to control critical processes in ocean, atmosphere, and terrestrial environments. Indeed, this unseen part of our world has regulated the cycling of key elements throughout geologic time. The field of microbial geochemistry is rapidly advancing our understanding of the chemical, biological, and geologic processes that regulate this cycling. Moreover, with the rapid developments in “omics” techniques (genomics, transcriptomics, and pro- teomics), a revolution is now underway. New studies are coupling these methods with our geochemical understanding of microbial populations to reveal unprecedented insights into how microorganisms shape their surroundings and how geochemistry shapes microbial populations. The authors will show how linking geochemical and microbial information brings understanding of the role of microbes in element cycling in modern and ancient environments.
A publication of the Mineralogical Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Geochemical Society, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, The Clay Minerals Society, the International Association of GeoChemistry, the European Association of Geochemistry, the Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, the Association of Applied Geochemists, the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, the International Association of Geoanalysts, the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, the Polskie Towarzystwo Mineralogiczne (Mineralogical Society of Poland), the Sociedad Española de Mineralogía (Spanish Mineralogical Society), the Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, The Meteoritical Society, and the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences.
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