DERTS Seminar Series

February 16, 2022 - Julie Kong, Head of Exploration, De Beers Group

DeBeers and being a diamond exploration geologist in the next decade

January 26, 2022 - Dr. Herman Grutter, SRK Consulting

Profound ~1150 Ma (re) fertilization of the central Superior craton lithosphere, based on composition and Pb-isotope data for clinopyroxene from the Victor mine, Ontario, Canada

January 21, 2022 - Dr. Karen Smit

Geochronology of diamonds and what diamond ages have taught us

November 30, 2021 - Luisa de Caravalho, PhD candidate, University of Sao Paolo

My quest to unravel the origin of the diamonds from the Alto Paranaíba, SW São Francisco craton, Brazil

October 28, 2020 - Dr. Suzette Timmerman, university of Alberta, Banting Fellow

Diamond Beyond Industry: Unique Time Capsule.

April 30, 2020 - Dr. Adrien Vezinet, University of Alberta

The effect of metamorphism on crustal rock at whole-rock and crystal scale

April 16, 2020 - Dr. Graham Pearson, University of Alberta

The craton concept revisited and the modification and re-cratonisation of the Slave craton

April 9, 2020 - Isaac Cabral, PhD. Candidate, University of São Paulo

Brazilian Kimberlites and Diamonds

February 28, 2020 - Dr. Karen Smit, Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

What natural diamonds can tell us about how continents are formed

January 21, 2020 - Dr. Martyn Unsworth, University of Alberta

Geophysical studies of the magmatic systems beneath active volcanoes

December 4, 2019 - Dr. Jingao Liu, China University of Geoscience

From Alberta to Beijing, research is continuing and expanding - from destruction of the North China Craton to precious metal transfer controlled by deep carbonate recycling

November 29, 2019 - Jon Carlson, Dominion Diamonds

Geophysical methods for kimberlite exploration

November 19, 2019 - Matthew Hardman, University of Alberta

Tracing the crustal origin of Roberts Victor eclogites

November 8, 2019 - Dr. Ingrid Chinn, DeBeers

Diamond exploration from a lab rat's perspective

October 11, 2019 - Dr. Jeff Harris, University of Glasgow

The wanderings of a diamond geologist: the desert gems edition

September 27, 2019 - Dr. Suzette Timmerman, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta

Applications of noble gases in diamonds for mantle evolution

September 20, 2019 - Dr. Lutz Nasdala, University of Vienna

Gem materials in mineralogical research: Field work and analytical studies

March 8, 2019 - Herman Grütter, PhD., P.Geo., SRK Consulting

Benchmarked diamond grade forecasts from microdiamond data

December 7, 2018 - Dr. Gerhard Brey, University of Frankfurt

The birth, growth and ageing of the Kaapvaal subcratonic mantle

November 5, 2018 - Dr. Mike Seller, DeBeers Group

Ilmenite as a provenance tool in Attawapiskat - using cluster analysis

September 17, 2018 - Dr. Alan Kobussen, Rio Tinto

Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Exploration: An example Using Self-Organising Maps for Garnet Data

July 18, 2018 - Suzette Timmerman, PhD. Candidate, Australian National University

Diamonds - time capsules of volatiles and the key to dynamic Earth evolution

Suzette Timmerman

June 5, 2018 - Prof. Dr. Rogerio Guitarrarri Azzone, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil

Evolution of Cretaceous Brazilian Kimberlites: evidence for open-system crystallization processes in Pantano, Indaia II and Calaao 1b intrusions

April 12, 2018 - Dr. Ombre Luguet, University of Bonn, Germany

Highly Siderophile Elements and 187Os in Mantle Peridotites

March 9, 2018 - Dr. Bruce Kjarsgaard, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada

Lithospheric mantle below the SE Slave Craton


Base and Precious metal behaviours in the lithospheric mantle silicate minerals below the ABitibi Greenstone Belt, Superior province: Initial Observations

October 23, 2017 - Dr. Adrien Vezinet, University of Lyon, France; University of Stellenbosch,South Africa

Differentiation and stabilization of the Archean continental crust

Dr. Adrien Vezinet

July 5, 2017 - Fabrizio Nestola, PhD. University of Padova Italy

"Diamonds: journey to the center of the Earth"

Fabrizio Nestola

In July visiting scientist Dr. Fabrizio Nestola presented on his recent work in Advances in X-ray crystallography on diamonds and their inclusions. Dr Nestola was an invited speaker at this year's TEDxconference in Padova, you can watch his TED talk through the link below (albeit in Italian).

Dr. Nestola's TEDx Talk

March 17, 2017 - Herman Grütter, PhD., P.Geo., Peregrine Diamonds

"Take the UI from SPTUI…."

January 16, 2017 - Maya Kopylova, Kelly Russell, University of British Columbia

Chemical and mechanical processes during kimberlite transport and emplacement