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)
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: email@example.com.
|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|
|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|