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VKC Seminar Series - Diamond Exploration Research Training School

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Vancouver Kimberlite Cluster Seminar

Live streaming of the Vancouver Kimberlite Cluster (VKC) seminar series was arranged as part of the DERTS program. The VKC is organized by the Diamond Exploration Lab, the Volcanology and Petrology Research Lab and the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at UBC and sponsored by SRK Consulting. The VKC meets in downtown Vancouver every one-to-two months bringing together industry and academia to discuss current ideas and stories from diamond exploration, kimberlite geology, and related topics. The seminar topic is related to current research or exploration projects and a live questions period is open to all participants at the end of the talk.

The seminar is hosted in Vancouver at UBC Robson Square at 7pm PST.

Live Streaming is presented in Edmonton at the University of Alberta.

As of March 2018 VKC Seminars will be hosted on YouTube: YouTube VKC Channel

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March 28, 2018 - Yana Fedortchouk, Dalhousie University

Trigons on Diamond surface   

Dissolution features on diamond surfaces: What can they tell us?
Yana Fedortchouk, Dalhousie University

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March 9, 2018 - Tshireletso Dira and Leon Daniels, Pangolin Diamond Corp.

Contrasting termite transported indicator mineral concentrations in the Kgalagadi of Central District Botswana: Macrotermes michaelseni vs Hodotermes mossambicus

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February 7, 2018 - Maya Kopylova, University of British Columbia

Inclusions in Cullinan diamonds: Insights on an ancient hot spot and the origin of Type II diamonds
Maya Kopylova, Diamond Research Lab, UBC

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November 7, 2017 - Frank Branko, CGL-GRS Swiss Canadian Gemlab

Diamond Fluorescence: Its Effect on the Diamond Pricing and the Use of Fluorescence for Diamond Identification

Frank Branko, CGL-GRS Swiss Canadian Gemlab

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April 5, 2017 - Jim Grieg, Crystal Exploration Inc.

Exploring Forgotten Diamond-bearing Ground in the North Slave Craton
Jim Greig, MBA, CEO & President, Crystal Exploration Inc.;
Dean Besserer, P. Geo., Technical Advisor, Crystal Exploration Inc.;
Kris Raffle, P. Geo., Consultant, APEX Geoscience Ltd.

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February 28, 2017 - Matt Gaudet, Stornoway Diamonds Corp.

The Principal Role of Silicic Crustal Xenolith Assimilation in the Formation of Kimberley-type
Pyroclastic Kimberlite

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