Foreword to the thematic set “New Minerals and Mineralogy in the 21st Century”. A thematic set arising from the international mineralogical symposium Jáchymov 2016
Jáchymov (Joachimsthal), the famous mining centre connected with the 16th century silver rush in the Krušné hory (Erzgebirge) Mountains, discoveries of the new elements radium and polonium, and known for the famous radon spa, is one of the most interesting and the richest mineralogical localities in the World. In September 2016 this small town hosted a three-day international symposium dedicated to mineralogy and crystal chemistry of minerals, held under the name “New Minerals and Mineralogy in the 21st Century - Jáchymov 2016”. This symposium was symbolically organized on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the town’s foundation. The quality and topics of the talks given during the conference motivated us to collect selected papers and compile this thematic set of the Journal of Geosciences. It presents four contributions focused on mineralogy and crystal chemistry of minerals.
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