In the past 10 years, Environmental Mineralogy has emerged as a multifaceted discipline, with applications in material science, soil science, biology, including geomicrobiology, medicine and health, atmospheric science and perhaps more. This special issue of Mineralogical Magazine reflects this breadth of disciplines in a collection of 13 papers.

In a recent review, Hochella (2002) presented an overview of the role of mineralogy in assessing and solving problems linked to the environment and Earth sustainability, and highlighted mineral-microbe interactions and nanomineralogy as newly emerging sub-disciplines of increasing importance. The present volume follows from and expands on the ideas introduced in Hochella’s...

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