A special issue on volcanic centers as targets for mineral exploration

Economic Geology
Edited by: Wolfgang E. Elston and Geoffrey S. Plumlee



NEPTUNE or Pluto? Since the days of Hutton and Werner, every generation of economic geologists has addressed this question in a new light. Most papers in this special issue deal with the thin and leaky roof of Pluto's underworld. It allows hot emanations from Hades to leak out, only to be quenched and diluted by waters percolating down from Neptune's realm.

The title of the special issue was taken from a symposium held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 24, 1991, during a joint meeting of the Rocky Mountain and South-Central Sections of the Geological Society of America.

More than half of the present authors participated. Although no restrictions were placed on subject matter in the original call for papers, all of the articles in this special issue deal with mineralization related to continental or epicontinental siliceous volcanism. One of us (Elston) summarizes them in his contribution. More than three years have passed since the call for manuscripts was issued. Their preparation, technical editing, reviewing, revision, and copy editing turned out to be a formidable task. Our sincere thanks are due to authors, reviewers, and the staff of Economic Geology for their hard work, dedication, and patience.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A special issue on volcanic centers as targets for mineral exploration
Series title Economic Geology
Volume 89
Issue 8
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher Society of Economic Geologists
Contributing office(s) Office of the AD Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health
Description 353 p.