Periodico di Mineralogia is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal publishing Research Articles, Letters and Reviews in Mineralogy, Crystallography, Geochemistry, Ore Deposits, Petrology, Volcanology and applied topics on Environment, Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage. The journal aims at encouraging scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Accordingly, there is no restriction on article length. Additional data may be hosted on the web sites as Supplementary Information. The journal does not have article submission and processing charges. Colour is free of charges both on line and printed and no Open Access fees are requested. Short publication time is assured. 

Periodico di Mineralogia is property of Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” and is published, both online and printed, three times a year.   


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Periodico di Mineralogia is deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Prof. Giorgio Graziani.

Vol 85, No 3 (2016) 

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Mineral Image under Polarized Light with Captions.  Ferroelectricity, Pyroelectricity, Piezoelectricity in Minerals. Electrical Phenomena in Rocks. Quantitative data for 200+ minerals. Pyro- and piezoelectricity in 50+ centrosymmetric minerals.
Daniel S. Helman
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Simone Pollastri, Natale Perchiazzi, Marco Lezzerini, Jasper R. Plaisier, Alessandro Cavallo, Maria Chiara Dalconi, Nicola Bursi Gandolfi, Alessandro Francesco Gualtieri
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Vartan Simmonds, Mohssen Moazzen
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Suhaina Ismail, Syed Fuad Saiyid Hashim, Hashim Hussin, Norazharuddin Shah Abdullah



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