The Canadian Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology (CJMP) - Thematic Issue on Critical Minerals

Dear Colleague,

The Canadian Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology (CJMP); formerly The Canadian Mineralogist) covers a variety of topics including petrology, crystal chemistry, ore deposits and applied mineralogy. Given the continued interest and innovative research around critical minerals in Canada and internationally, the CJMP is announcing a second volume of a Thematic Issue on Critical Minerals. The last volume was released in November 2022 and covered a variety of mineral commodities from V, Li, PGE and REE occurring in a multitude of petrogenetic environments.

For the second volume of this thematic issue, the CJMP invited four editors with varied backgrounds to encompass the diversity of research on critical minerals and their deposits. The editorial team will be lead by Dr.  Tania Martins from the Manitoba Geological Survey, who has worked extensively on Li-Cs-Ta-Sn-bearing pegmatites in Portugal, as well as in central Canada. She will be joined by Dr. Anton Chakhmouradian from the University of Manitoba, whose focus is on carbonatites and associated rocks, Dr. Marc Rinne from the Manitoba Geological Survey with expertise in magmatic nickel, volcanogenic and intrusion-related sulfide deposits, and Dr. Jon Errandonea from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) with expertise in Variscan peraluminous granite magmatism of the Iberian Massif and Li mineralization in pegmatites and evolved granites.

Submissions are invited on any topic involving the mineralogy or petrogenesis of any Critical Minerals (not limited to those mentioned above). The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2024 (with a target date for publication of the issue six months from then). For our planning purposes, and to obtain submission information, potential contributors should contact Tania Martins at We will then share the relevant manuscript-preparation details with you to ensure a seamless submission process.

Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues.

We look forward to your contribution,

Tania & the editorial and CJMP team

Tania Martins, Ph.D.

Precambrian Geologist

Manitoba Geological Survey

360 - 1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3G 3P2

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