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Diamond: Genesis, Mineralogy and Geochemistry - Short Course

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Course Details

Dates: This Short Course session is being held virtually via Zoom on October 26-27, 2022. On both days, the Short Course will start at 9:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time and end at approximately 17:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time.

Location: Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the Short Course at the time indicated above.

Karen Smit, (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Steve Shirey, (Washington, DC, USA)
Graham Pearson, (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Thomas Stachel, (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Fabrizio Nestola, (Padova, Italy)
Thomas Moses, (New York City, NY, USA)

Professional Registration

Student Registration

Registering: Online registration can be found at https://msa.minsocam.org/shortcourses.html.

Professional Registration fee includes the MSA/GS Short Course session and a Print copy of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry Volume 88. The Online version is Open Access.

Student Registration fee includes MSA/GS short course session. The online version of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry Volume 88 is Open Access.

Short Course Description: The goal of the Short Course based on the RiMG Volume 88, Diamonds: Genesis, Mineralogy and Geochemistry is to present all the chief current knowledge about natural diamonds in two, one-day sessions. The hope is that exploration geologists, mining geologists, diamond researchers, gemologists, diamond collectors, jewelers, and students will join the course to stay up to date with the latest research on diamonds and obtain as much basic diamond knowledge as necessary for their work.

Questions: For questions about registration, please contact Ann Benbow at: abenbow@minsocam.org.

Short Course Schedule of Lecturers and Topics

Day 1: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time Topic Presenter
9:00 - 9:30 EST Introduction Steve Shirey, Graham Pearson, Karen Smit, Thomas Stachel, Fabrizio Nestola, Tom Moses
9:30 - 11:00 EST Diamond mines, deposits and their host rocks Bruce Kjarsgaard, Mike de Wit, Larry Heaman, Graham Pearson, Johann Stiefenhofer, Nicole Janusczak, Steve Shirey
11:00 - 12:00 EST Experimental petrology applied to natural diamond growth Bob Luth, Yuri Palyanov, Hélène Bureau
12:00 - 13:00 EST Synthesis of diamonds and their identification Ulrika D’Haenens-Johansson, Jim Butler, Andrey Katrusha
13:00 - 13:30 EST Break
13:30 - 14:30 EST Carbon and nitrogen in mantle-derived diamonds Thomas Stachel, Pierre Cartigny, Thomas Chacko, Graham Pearson
14:30 - 15:30 EST
Diamond spectroscopy, defect centers, color and treatments Phil Diggle, Mike Breeding, Ben Green, Alan Collins
15:30 - 16:30 EST Morphology of monocrystalline diamond and its inclusions Jeff Harris, Karen Smit, Yana Fedortchouk, Moreton Moore
16:30 - 17:00 EST Polycrystalline diamonds - snapshots of rapid and episodic diamond formation in the lithospheric mantle Dorrit Jacob, Sami Mikhail
Session End

Day 2: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time Topic Presenter
9:00 - 10:00 EST Mineral inclusions in lithospheric diamonds Thomas Stachel, Sonja Aulbach
10:00 - 11:00 EST Geochemistry of silicate and oxide inclusions in sublithospheric diamonds Mike Walter, Andy Thomson, Evan Smith
11:00 - 11:30 EST Crystallographic methods for non-destructive characterization of mineral inclusions in diamonds Ross Angel, Matteo Alvaro, Fabrizio Nestola
11:30 - 12:30 EST Fluid inclusions in fibrous diamonds Yaakov Weiss, Janina Czas, Oded Navon
12:30 - 13:00 EST Break
13:00 - 13:30 EST Raman identification of inclusions in diamond Evan Smith, Mandy Krebs, Philomena-Theresa Genzel, Frank Brenker
13:30 - 14:30 EST Pressure and temperature data for diamonds Paolo Nimis
14:30 - 15:30 EST Geochronology of diamonds Karen Smit, Suzette Timmerman, Sonja Aulbach, Steve Shirey, Steve Richardson, David Phillips, Graham Pearson
15:30 - 16:30 EST Non-cratonic diamonds from UHP metamorphic terranes, ophiolites and volcanic sources Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya, Earl O'Bannon, Hirochika Sumino
Session End

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