Alcalde, J., Carbonell, R., Pospiech, S., Gil, A., Bullock, L. A., & Tornos, F. (2022). Preface: State of the art in mineral exploration. Solid Earth, 13(7), 1161–1168. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-1161-2022
This special issue is intended to bring together new insights into the state of the art in mineral exploration using a variety of developing or evolving techniques, including passive and active seismic tomography, magnetic and multispectral remote sensing, and geochemical vector, alteration, and anomaly mapping applications. As well as a broad disciplinary focus, the special issue also includes a wide geographic analysis, with studies spread across four continents (Fig. 2). The scientific contributions assembled here provide a detailed assessment of the current state of exploration and an indication of the direction in which mineral exploration is headed in the remaining years of the 21st century.