12 IKC Oral Technical Programme
Moday, 8 July 2024
Theme 2. Emplacement and Economic Geology of Kimberlites and Related Magmas
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenterAffiliation
8:50Key01KEYNOTE: The Ekati and Diavik Discoveries – Canada’s Entry to Global Diamond ProductionJon A Carlson 
9:20Key02KEYNOTE: 30 Years of kimberlite discoveries in Canada – what have we learned?Casey M HetmanSRK Consulting 
9:50108Metasomatic textural changes in hypabyssal transitional kimberlites: Inferences for the texture and mineralogy of KPKMaya KopylovaUniversity of British Columbia
10:1072Canadian Kimberlite Pipe Morphology: Insights from Analogue ExperimentsDavid NewtonSeequent
11:0054Understanding Kimberlite Crystallisation and Emplacement: Insights from Reaction Products on Ilmenite and Chromite Lydia FairhurstDalhousie University
11:2063Volcanology of selected kimberlites from the Lulo kimberlite field, AngolaJena MoldenhauerUniversity of Cape Town
11:4011The last 10-15 years of research on non-kimberlitic diatremes, with implications for kimberlite emplacementPierre-Simon RossInstitut national de la recherche scientifique
Tuesday, 9 July 2024
Theme 5. Cratonic Mantle – Petrology, Geochemistry and Geophysics
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenterAffiliation
8:30Key03KEYNOTE: Seismic Thermography of Continental Lithosphere: Structure, Evolution, and Controls on the Distribution of Kimberlites and Other Mineral DepositsSergei LebedevUniversity of Cambridge
9:0074Developing thermochemical models of Canada’s lithosphereRiddhi DaveGeological Survey of Canada
9:2076Sodic Cr-diopside compositions record profound pyroxenite/megacrystic (re)fertilization of the central Superior craton lithosphere, Attawapiskat kimberlites, Ontario, CanadaHerman GrutterSRK Consulting 
9:4062Lithospheric mantle sampling of kimberlites and lamproites using Al-in-olivine thermometryMerrily Mathume TauUniversity of Cape Town
10:00144A new machine-learning single-crystal peridotitic garnet geobarometer & geothermometerGary O’SullivanTrinity College Dublin
10:5026Lu-Hf chronometry of continuous metasomatic enrichment of the cratonic mantleKira MusiyachenkoUniversity of British Columbia
11:1088Constraining the chemical and thermal structure of the Kaapvaal Craton subcontinental lithospheric mantle using kimberlite-indicator-mineral geochemistrySinelethu HashibiUniversity of Cape Town
11:3039Sheared peridotites: linking deformation and H2O metasomatism to the onset of craton destabilizationCatharina HeckelGoethe University Frankfurt
11:50125Eclogitic zircon geochronology and trace element geochemistry: an investigation of mantle metasomatism from the Cretaceous to the Archean beneath the Kaapvaal cratonMolly PaulBoise State University
12:10132Revisiting the origin of Cr in cratonic peridotiteEmma TomlinsonTrinity College Dublin
14:00153Experimental investigation of silica enrichment in Archean cratonic lithosphereCaterina MelaiTrinity College Dublin
14:2034Large scale rejuvenation of lithospheric mantle beneath Jwaneng, Botswana: implication for diamond growth and destructionGareth DaviesVrije University Amsterdam
14:40133Subduction involved in generating thick Archaean cratonic keels? Insights from >2.83 Ga detrital diamonds from Tree River, Slave Craton, CanadaRory ChanglengPenn State University
15:00177New insights into the age, composition and thermal history of the lower crustRoberta RudnickUniversity of California
15:2024Ultra-refractory peridotites in the modern and ancient Earth and their implications for origins of Archean cratonic rootsJames ScottUniversity of Cologne
15:40173A global look at cratons and the thermal properties that define their rootsGraham PearsonUniversity of Alberta
Wednesday, 10 July 2024
Theme 1. Diamonds
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenterAffiliation
8:30Key04KEYNOTE: Sublithospheric diamond ages and their geodynamic implicationsSuzette TimmermanUniversity of Bern
9:0045Sublithospheric Diamonds and Indicator Minerals from DO-27 Kimberlite, Slave Craton, Canada– Geochemistry, Age and OriginQiwei ZhangUniversity of Alberta
9:2064Multistage diamond formation, mantle uplift and changing geothermal regimes recorded by inclusions in Kimberley diamondsPaolo NimisUniversità Di Padova
9:4057Diamonds from Fort à la Corne – post-Archean formation in exceptionally cool and fertile lherzolitic substratesAnetta BanasApex Geoscience Ltd.
11:00121How old are diamonds beneath Proterozoic cratons? Answers from the State Line Kimberlite District, western LaurentiaMelissa BowermanUniversity of Alberta
11:20137Diamonds from Knee Lake, Manitoba: A Neoarchean aged unconventional diamond deposit on the northwestern Superior Craton Andrea PezzeraUniversity of Alberta
11:40155Understanding diamond-forming fluids and parental lithologies using Fe, Mg, and K isotopes Peng NiUniversity of California
12:00134Metasomatic diamond-forming events in the Limpopo Belt deep lithosphere recorded by HDFs in Venitia diamondsYael KempeHebrew University of Jerusalem
12:2048Fluid escape from diamond caught-in-the-act: towards the composition and origin of diamond-forming fluidsLuísa De CarvalhoUniversity of Alberta
12:4098Sources and ages of diamond-forming fluids in the lithospheric mantle Yaakov WeissThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thursday, 11 July 2024
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenterAffiliation
8:3025A Russian doll diamond in the makingJeffrey HarrisUniversity of Glasgow
8:5097Oxidized and reduced Ni-rich phases in Voorspoed diamonds Oded NavonThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
9:10118Mineral inclusions in E-type diamonds from the Siberian craton: witnesses of Archaean mantle redox heterogeneities and eclogite buffering capacity Giulia MarrasDepartment of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
9:3067Diversity of crystallization conditions of hypabyssal and coherent kimberlites recorded in diamond surface texturesYana FedortchoukDalhousie University
Theme 4. Diamond Deposits – Exploration and Mining
9:50Key05KEYNOTE: Estimating diamond price for mineral resources and reserves; new observations and insightsAndy T. Davy
 Malcolm L Thurston
Independent Consultants
11:0035Diamond deposit valuations using size frequency distributions and price modellingJohn ChapmanGemetrix Pty
11:20176A new approach to sampling and evaluating large, low-grade kimberlites at Fort à la Corne, Saskatchewan, CanadaGus FomradasRio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc.
11:4073Diamond preservation in the lithospheric mantle recorded by olivine in kimberlitesAndrea GiulianiETH Zurich
12:0046A Classification System Precisely Distinguishing Diamond Mineral Inclusion Compositions from Indicator Minerals from Barren SourcesChad UlanskyMetalex Ventures Ltd
12:2019Diamonds delivered to the West Coast of southern African from erosion of Kaapvaal based kimberlites and lamproitesMike de WitUniversity of Stellenbosch
14:00165Evolution of Kimberlite Exploration – Advances in Drift Prospecting in Canada’s North (Part 1): Fundamentals and Foundations Dave SaccoPalmer
14:20169Evolution of Kimberlite Exploration – Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Dispersion on the Kennady North Project, Southern Slave Craton, NWTTom MccandlessMountain Province Diamonds
14:40157Evolution of Kimberlite Exploration – Reasons for Renewed Exploration and One “Classic” Example for a Second Look (Part 2) Eileen LyonAurora Geosciences Ltd.
15:00116Exploring for concealed kimberlites: increasing discovery success with soil microbial community fingerprintsBianca Iulianella PhillipsUniversity of British Columbia
15:20105Diavik Diamond Mine UpdateMatthew BreenDiavik Diamond Mine
15:4037Impact of High-Power Microwave Treatment on Comminution and Downstream Processing of Kimberlite OresRavash Borhan MehrQueen’s University
Friday, 12 July 2024
Theme 3. The Origin and Evolution of Kimberlites and Related Magmas
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenterAffiliation
8:30Key06KEYNOTE: A universal concept of melting in mantle upwellings: all deep melts are born kimberliticMax SchmidtDepartment of Earth Sciences, ETH
9:00170A new global kimberlite geochemistry dataset: the benefits of open and complete data sharingHayden DaltonThe University of Melbourne
9:2059Predicting geochemical and isotopic compositions as well as lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary depth and diamond grade in kimberlites and lamproite using Artificial IntelligenceLuc DoucetCurtin University
9:4050Zn and Fe isotopes indicate that kimberlites and silica-undersaturated magmas derive from similar asthenospheric mantle sourcesRonghua CaiChina University of Geosciences
10:00180A fresh look at the mantle sources of low-degree mantle-derived melts using K and Ba isotopes Oded ElazarCarnegie Institution for Science
10:50122Revisiting Sr-Nd-Hf isotope variations in global cratonic lamproitesSoumendu SarkarThe University of Melbourne
11:1027The origin of Karoo-age diamondiferous lamproites in ZambiaNtando NgwenyaUniversity of Johannesburg
11:30106Magmatic expressions of the Mesoproterozoic Midcontinent Rift and consequences for sampling diamonds – ultramafic lamprophyres from the Superior cratonFiona ClarkUniversity of Alberta
11:5080The origin of Camp Alpha megacrysts and their relationship to kimberlite magmatism – Liberia, West African CratonEllwin Taleni ShiimiUniversity of Cape Town
12:10145Mantle source characteristics of diamondiferous areas in Brazil revealed from Hf and O isotopes of zircon megacrystsIzaac Cabral-NetoGeological Survey of Brazil
14:0021Updated geochronology of the central Slave craton – duration, pulses and time-integrated source variabilityChiranjeeb SarkarUniversity of Alberta
14:20178Mid- and Late Cretaceous N American Kimberlite Magmatism: A comprehensive Tectonic modelStephen JohnstonUniversity of Alberta
14:40120Kimberlite magmatism fed by broad upwelling above mobile basal mantle structuresNicolas FlamentUniversity of Wollongong