Proceedings of 10th International Kimberlite Conference

Volume 2

  • D Graham Pearson
  • Herman S Grütter
  • Jeff W Harris
  • Bruce A Kjarsgaard
  • Hugh O’Brien
  • N V Chalapathi Rao
  • Steven Sparks
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. B. H. Scott Smith, T. E. Nowicki, J. K. Russell, K. J. Webb, R. H. Mitchell, C. M. Hetman et al.
    Pages 1-17
  3. Stephen Moss, Kimberley Webb, Casey Hetman, Ammiel Manyumbu
    Pages 35-50
  4. W. Barnett, H. Jelsma, M. Watkeys, L. Freeman, A. Bloem
    Pages 51-65
  5. Lucy Anne Porritt, James Kelly Russell, Hayley McLean, Gus Fomradas, David Eichenberg
    Pages 97-107
  6. J. N. Das, M. M. Korakoppa, Fareeduddin, S. Shivanna, J. K. Srivastava, N. L. Gera
    Pages 109-128
  7. K. V. Suryanarayana Rao, C. Kumar, A. Kumar, V. Nandish, R. T. Swamy
    Pages 129-141
  8. R. Davies, A. W. Davies
    Pages 143-156
  9. N. Januszczak, M. H. Seller, S. Kurszlaukis, C. Murphy, J. Delgaty, S. Tappe et al.
    Pages 157-171
  10. Hielke Jelsma, Unni Krishnan, Samantha Perritt, Robin Preston, Ferdi Winter, Lucas Lemotlo et al.
    Pages 173-190
  11. M. Harder, T. E. Nowicki, C. M. Hetman, L. Freeman, B. Abedu
    Pages 191-208
  12. Jennifer Pell, Herman Grütter, Sonya Neilson, Grant Lockhart, Shawn Dempsey, Hugo Grenon
    Pages 209-227
  13. T. Vani, V. Naga Lakshmi, M. V. Ramakrishnarao, G. Randy Keller, K. V. Subbarao
    Pages 229-239
  14. Jonathan A. Fowler, E. (Sabet) Biscaye, Shannin H. A. Metatawabin
    Pages 289-294
  15. D. Graham Pearson, Herman S. Grütter, Jeff W. Harris, Bruce A. Kjarsgaard, Hugh O’Brien, N. V. Chalapathi Rao et al.
    Pages E1-E1
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About these proceedings


International Kimberlite conferences (IKCs) are special events that are held across the world once in four to five years. IKC is the confluence platform for academicians, scientists and industrial personnel concerned with diamond exploration and exploitation, petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and origin of the primary diamond host rocks and their entrained xenoliths and xenocrysts (including diamond) to get together and deliberate on new advances in research made in the intervening years. Ever since the organization of first IKC in 1973 and its tremendous success, the entire geological world eagerly look forward to subsequent such conferences with great enthusiasm and excitement. The scientific emanations from IKCs continue to make significant impact on our understanding of the composition, nature and evolution of the planet we live on. The previous conferences were held at Cape Town (1973), Santa Fe, New Mexico (1977), Clermont-Ferrand, France, (1982). Perth, Western Australia (1987), Araxa, Brazil (1991), Novosibirsk, Russia (1995), Cape Town (1998), Victoria, Canada (2003) and Frankfurt, Germany (2008).

The tenth IKC was held at Bangalore, India between 5th and 11th February 2012. The conference was organized by the Geological Society of India in association with the government organizations, academic institutions and Indian diamond mining companies. About 300 delegates from 36 countries attended the conference and 224 papers were presented. The papers include 78 oral presentations and 146 poster presentations on following topics: Kimberlite geology, origin, evolution and emplacement of kimberlites and related rocks, petrology and geochemistry of metasomatised lithospheric mantle magmas, diamond exploration, cratonic roots, diamonds, diamond mining and sustainable developments and policies and governance of diamond exploration. Pre- and post-conference field trips were organized to (i) the diamond bearing kimberlites of Dharwar Craton in south India, (ii) lamproites of Bundelkhand Craton in northern India and (iii) diamond cutting and polishing industry of Surat, Gujarat in western India. A series of social and cultural programmes depicting cultural diversity of India were organized during the conference. The Kimberlite fraternity enjoyed yet another socially and scientifically successful conference.



Cratonic Roots Diamond Exploration Diamond Mining and Sustainable Developments Emplacement of Kimberlites Kimberlite Geology Metasomatised Lithospheric Mantle Magmas

Editors and affiliations

  • D Graham Pearson
    • 1
  • Herman S Grütter
    • 2
  • Jeff W Harris
    • 3
  • Bruce A Kjarsgaard
    • 4
  • Hugh O’Brien
    • 5
  • N V Chalapathi Rao
    • 6
  • Steven Sparks
    • 7
  1. 1.Dept of Earth & Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Dept of Earth & Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.School of Geographical & Earth SciencesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Geological Survey of CanadaOttawaCanada
  5. 5.Finland Isotope Geosciences LaboratoryGeological Survey of Finland (GTK)EspooFinland
  6. 6.Department of GeologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  7. 7.School of Earth SciencesBristol UniversityBristolUnited Kingdom

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