The special issue “Mantle plumes and their role in the formation of lithosphere structure, large igneous provinces, and metallogeny” will focus on one of the most important problems of modern geology. Mantle plumes have gathered a lot of attention from earth scientists worldwide because they have important implications for explaining geological proc­esses, the evolution of the Earth’s surface and deep interior, and the formation of many strategic mineral deposits (Pt, Cu, Ni, REE, Ta, Nb, Be, Cz and others). In addition to numerous journal papers, a number of leading geologists have recently published a series of monographs that address varied...

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