The Canadian Mineralogist is pleased to announce a Thematic Issue focusing on Critical Metals. Our inspiration is the special session on Critical metals and raw materials: research, exploration and production taking place during the Geoconvention2020 online event September 21-23, 2020 (

We will be accepting submissions not only limited to the abstracts presented during Geoconvention2020. Our aim is to have contributions that focus on the mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, economic geology, geochemistry, and applied mineralogy of the vast field of research that encompasses these important materials.

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021.

Guest editors for this Thematic Issue are Dr. Tania Martins, Dr. Stefanie Brueckner and Dr. Simon Jowitt.

If you are interested visit the ‘Submit & Author Information’ webpage on the Mineralogical Association of Canada website or contact one of the Guest Editors enumerated above.