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June 29, 2018 - Congratulations Stephane Poitras!

Stephane Poitras successfully defended his M.Sc.! Stephane's thesis entitled Kimberlite Indicator Minerals from the Central Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada: a Reconnaissance Geochemistry Survey examined the provenance of kimberlite indicator minerals found on the Horn Plateau.

Congratulations Stephane!



May 30, 2018 - Congratulations Garrett Harris!

Garrett Harris successfully defended his M.Sc. Garrett is the first student to graduate from the Diamond Exploration and Research Training School (DERTS) program. Garrett's thesis was on the Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton.

Congratulations Garrett!

Garrett Harris M.Sc. defense

May 15, 2018 - Kimberlite Core Logging Workshop 2018

The DERTS Trainees and Associates completed a 1 week long Kimberlite Core Logging Workshop led by Bruce Kjarsgaard Research Scientist at the Geological Sruvey of Canada. A large part of the workshop was spent int he core facility at the University of ALberta wher ethe students got to look at kimberlite core from across Canada along with some international examples.They learned the basics of core logging including how to do detail line scans, coarse line scans and mineral line scans as well as preliminary and detailed core logging.

DERTS Kimberlite Core Logging Workshop 2018

January 24, 2018 - Inaugural Newsletter

We are very excited to launch the Diamond Exploration and Research Training School (DERTS) Newsletter which will provide information and updates about the program on a regular basis. In our inaugural issue, we provide information about our program, a summary of our 2016/2017 activities, introduce our students and include updates about upcoming events.

The DERTS program is off to a great start. We have 12 students registered in the program that are fully funded through the program and an additional 7 students participating in the program that are funded through other grants. Throughout the past 18 months the students have presented at numerous conferences including the International Diamond School 2016 and 11th International Kimberlite Conference, attended fieldtrips to visit diamond mines in Canada and abroad, and completed internship placements. We are grateful for the support we have received from industry and government partners that have made these activities possible.

For more information please download our DERTS Newsletter!

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