Following the two very successful International Diamond Schools held at Padua, the Diamonds and Mantle Geodynamics of Carbon Consortium will host a 3 day International Diamond School in 2016 on Diamonds and their cratonic mantle hosts at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, June 8thth to 10th, 2016 Prior to the workshop, there will be a 2 day field trip to Yellowknife, during which we anticipate providing 20 delegates the opportunity to participate in a day trip to either the Ekati or the Diavik mines.
In contrast to the Padua School, the 2016 Edmonton School will provide a more current-research and “state-of-the-art” techniques theme that will cover: Diamond formation, diamond exploration, thermobarometry, the origins of kimberlites, kimberlite geochronology, indicator mineral analysis techniques and the formation and evolution of cratonic mantle roots through a series of invited talks and contributions from participants. Students are also encouraged to submit talks and posters to present in a day-long session dedicated to post-doctoral and student research.
The timing of the School follows immediately the Geological Association of Canada Meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon where there will be a special session on Diamonds, Cratons and Kimberlites: see http://whitehorse2016.ca/program/talk-sessions/
For a full scientific program, click here.