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Maya Kamenetsky

Research Fellow / Research Analytical Microscopist

Room 206, Geology-Geography Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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Maya.Kamenetsky@utas.edu.au

Dr Maya Kamenetsky is a Research Fellow in the Industry-funded project ('Connections between Olympic Dam and its regional geological setting', BHP Billiton) at the School of Physical Sciences in the Earth Science Discipline. She is interested in melt inclusion experimental and analytical studies and is an expert in micro-analytical techniques.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversity Country Date of Award
PhDNew identity of the kimberlite melt. Constraints from unaltered diamondiferous Udachnaya-East pipe kimberlite, Siberia, RussiaUniversity of TasmaniaAustraliaAugust 2006
BSc (1st Class Hons) Metasomatic zonation of a gold deposit at the Yenisei RidgeMoscow State University Russian Federation June 1984

Languages (other than English)

Russian

Biography

Dr Maya Kamenetsky graduated with her BSc (1st Class Hons) from the Moscow State University in 1984. Since graduation, Maya has worked in experimental, petrographic and analytical laboratories in the State Institute of Glass, Moscow, and Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Chernogolovka (Russian Federation), Centre d'etudes de Saclay/C.N.R.S., Saclay (France), Geology Department and Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia), Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (Germany) and Institute of Earth Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). In 2006 she received her PhD from the University of Tasmania. After graduation Maya has worked for Program 4 at CODES, using a scanning electron microscope (Quanta 600) for mineral liberation analysis (MLA). Currently she is a team member of the industry-funded project (BHP Billiton), 'Connections between Olympic Dam and its regional geological setting'.

Research Themes

Maya successfully adopts and applies the MLA analytical technique for ore characterisation, tracking trace element budgets (including gold, silver, U and REE-bearing minerals) in concentrates and uncrushed samples and for searching small mineral grains (perovskite, zircon, apatite, rutile and monazite) for isotope analyses. She trains and supervises research staff and PhD students in the use of MLA for different research tasks. Maya applies her expertise in melt and fluid inclusion, and experimental and analytical studies to the interpretation of petrological and geochemical issues of magma genesis, fractionation and evolution in different geodynamic settings: Kimberlites and Large Igneous Provinces (Baffin Island, Canada and Emeishan, China). Currently her main research goal is dating and petrographic characterisation of diverse mineral assemblages in sedimentary, magmatic, metamorphic and hydrothermal rocks of the IOCG mineralisation in the Gawler Craton.

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Expertise

  • Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy
  • Melt inclusion study
  • Mineral Liberation Analyser (MLA)

Current projects

Maya is actively involved in the industry-funded project Setting, age and architecture of the Olympic Dam Au-Cu-U-deposit, South Australia.

  • P1B1 Felsic magmas in volcanic arcs and intraplate volcanic provinces – eruption style, degassing processes, fluid evolution and links to mineralisation
  • Theme 4 (P4A4) Texture-based liberation and recovery modelling
  • Theme 6 (P4A6) Specialist analytical and support software

Research Fields

  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (040304)
  • Exploration Geochemistry (040201)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
  • Sedimentology (040310)
  • Geochronology (040303)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Diamond Exploration (840103)
  • Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) (849999)
  • Mineral Exploration (840199)
  • Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration (840105)

Publications

Maya began publishing while still working on her PhD thesis. Since then she has co-authored 22 papers in peer refereed journals with h-index 13 (Scopus). Her most significant publications are in the journals with highest impact factor for Geoscience press. Among them are: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (IF=3.751), Geology (IF=3.477), Journal of Petrology (IF=3.246), Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (IF=2.754), Chemical Geology (IF=2.716), Geophysical Research Letters (IF=2.602), and Canadian Mineralogist (IF=0.972). As a member of the industry-funded research team Maya has prepared 17 reports for industry.

Total publications

30

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2007Journal ArticleKamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky M, Sharygin VV, Golovin AV, 'Carbonate-chloride enrichment in fresh kimberlites of the Udachnaya-East pipe, Siberia: A clue to physical properties of kimberlite magmas?', Geophysical Research Letters, 34, (9) pp. 1-5. ISSN 0094-8276 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007GL029389 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2005Journal ArticleMaas R, Kamenetsky M, Sobolev AV, Kamenetsky VS, Sobolev NV, 'Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope evidence for a mantle origin of alkali chlorides and carbonates in the Udachnaya kimberlite, Siberia', Geology, 33, (7) pp. 549-552. ISSN 0091-7613 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G21257.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 109Web of Science - 111

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2004Journal ArticleKamenetsky M, Sobolev AV, Kamenetsky VS, Maas R, Danyushevsky LV, et al., 'Kimberlite melts rich in alkali chlorides and carbonates: A potent metasomatic agent in the mantle', Geology, 32, (10) pp. 845-848. ISSN 0091-7613 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G20821.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 129Web of Science - 134

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS; Danyushevsky LV

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Journal Article

(28 outputs)
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2016Apukhtina OB, Kamenetsky VS, Ehrig K, Kamenetsky MB, McPhie J, et al., 'Postmagmatic magnetite - apatite assemblage in mafic intrusions: a case study of dolerite at Olympic Dam, South Australia', Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171, (1) Article 2. ISSN 0010-7999 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00410-015-1215-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Apukhtina OB; Kamenetsky VS; McPhie J; Meffre S; Goemann K; Rodemann T

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2016Husen A, Kamenetsky VS, Everard JL, Kamenetsky MB, 'Transition from ultra-enriched to ultra-depleted primary MORB melts in a single volcanic suite (Macquarie Island, SW Pacific): Implications for mantle source, melting process and plumbing system', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 185 pp. 112-128. ISSN 0016-7037 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.02.031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Husen A; Kamenetsky VS

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2016McPhie J, Orth K, Kamenetsky V, Kamenetsky M, Ehrig K, 'Characteristics, origin and significance of Mesoproterozoic bedded clastic facies at the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia', Precambrian Research, 276 pp. 85-100. ISSN 0301-9268 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.01.029 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McPhie J; Orth K; Kamenetsky V

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2016Thompson J, Meffre S, Maas R, Kamenetsky V, Kamenetsky M, et al., 'Matrix effects in Pb/U measurements during LA-ICP-MS analysis of the mineral apatite', Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 31, (6) pp. 1206-1215. ISSN 0267-9477 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c6ja00048g [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thompson J; Meffre S; Kamenetsky V; Goemann K; Danyushevsky L

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2016Kamenetsky VS, Lygin A, Foster Jeffrey, Meffre SJM, Maas R, et al., 'A story of olivine from the McIvor Hill complex (Tasmania, Australia): clues to the origin of Avebury metasomatic Ni sulfide deposit', American Mineralogist, 101 pp. 1321-1331. ISSN 0003-004X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2138/am-2016-5509 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS; Lygin A; Foster Jeffrey; Meffre SJM; Goemann K

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2015Huang Q, Kamenetsky VS, McPhie J, Ehrig K, Meffre S, et al., 'Neoproterozoic (ca. 820-830 Ma) mafic dykes at Olympic Dam, South Australia: links with the Gairdner Large Igneous Province', Precambrian Research, 271 pp. 160-172. ISSN 0301-9268 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Huang Q; Kamenetsky VS; McPhie J; Meffre S; Thompson J; Chambefort I; Apukhtina O

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2015Kamenetsky VS, Park J-W, Mungall JE, Pushkarev EV, Ivanov AV, et al., 'Crystallization of platinum-group minerals from silicate melts: evidence from Cr-spinel-hosted inclusions in volcanic rocks', Geology, 43, (10) pp. 903-906. ISSN 0091-7613 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G37052.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2015Campeny M, Kamenetsky VS, Melgarejo JC, Mangas J, Manuel J, et al., 'Carbonatitic lavas in Catanda (Kwanza Sul, Angola): mineralogical and geochemical constraints on the parental melt', Lithos, 232 pp. 1-11. ISSN 0024-4937 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.06.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2014Kamenetsky VS, Golovin AV, Maas R, Giuliani A, Kamenetsky MB, et al., 'Towards a new model for kimberlite petrogenesis: evidence from unaltered kimberlites and mantle minerals', Earth-Science Reviews, 139 pp. 145-167. ISSN 0012-8252 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.09.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2014Kamenetsky VS, Belousova EA, Giuliani A, Kamenetsky MB, Goemann K, et al., 'Chemical abrasion of zircon and ilmenite megacrysts in the Monastery kimberlite: implications for the composition of kimberlite melts', Chemical Geology, 383 pp. 76-85. ISSN 0009-2541 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.06.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS; Goemann K

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2013Kamenetsky VS, Grutter H, Kamenetsky MB, Goemann K, 'Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): Constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate', Chemical Geology, 353 pp. 96-111. ISSN 0009-2541 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.09.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS; Goemann K

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2012Kamenetsky VS, Chung S, Kamenetsky MB, Kuzmin DV, 'Picrites from the emeishan large Igneous Province, SW China: A compositional continuum in primitive magmas and their respective mantle sources', Journal of Petrology, 53, (10) pp. 2095-2113. ISSN 0022-3530 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egs045 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2012Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, Golovin AV, Sharygin VV, Maas R, 'Ultrafresh salty kimberlite of the Udachnaya-East pipe (Yakutia, Russia): a petrological oddity or fortuitous discovery?', Lithos, 152, (November) pp. 173-186. ISSN 0024-4937 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.04.032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2012Sharygin VV, Kamenetsky VS, Zaitsev AN, Kamenetsky MB, 'Silicate-natrocarbonatite liquid immiscibility in 1917 eruption combeite-wollastonite nephelinite, Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania: Melt inclusion study', Lithos, 152, (November) pp. 23-39. ISSN 0024-4937 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.01.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2011Mernagh TP, Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, 'A Raman microprobe study of melt Inclusions in kimberlites from Siberia, Canada, SW Greenland and South Africa', Spectrochimica Acta. Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 80, (1) pp. 82-87. ISSN 1386-1425 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.01.034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2010Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, 'Magmatic fluids immiscible with silicate melts: examples from inclusions in phenocrysts and glasses, and implications for magma evolution and metal transport', Geofluids, 10, (1-2) pp. 293-311. ISSN 1468-8115 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2009.00272.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2009Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, Weiss Y, Navon O, Nielsen TFD, et al., 'How unique is the Udachnaya-East kimberlite? Comparison with kimberlites from the Slave Craton (Canada) and SW Greenland', Lithos: An International Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry, 112, (November) pp. 334-346. ISSN 0024-4937 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.03.032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2009Kamenetsky VS, Maas R, Kamenetsky MB, Paton C, Phillips D, et al., 'Chlorine from the mantle: Magmatic halides in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285 , (1-2) pp. 96-104. ISSN 0012-821X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2009Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, Sobolev AV, Golovin AV, Sharygin VV, et al., 'Can pyroxenes be liquidus minerals in the kimberlite magma?', Lithos, 112, (November) pp. 213-222. ISSN 0024-4937 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.03.040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2008Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, Sobolev AV, Golovin AV, Demouchy S, et al., 'Olivine in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite (Yakutia, Russia): types, compositions and origins', Journal of Petrology, 49, (4) pp. 823-839. ISSN 0022-3530 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egm033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 85Web of Science - 84

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2008Sharygin VV, Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, 'Potassium sulfides in kimberlite-hosted chloride-'nyerereite' and chloride clasts of Udachnaya-East Pipe, Yakutia, Russia', Canadian Mineralogist, 46, (4) pp. 1079-1095. ISSN 0008-4476 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3749/canmin.46.4.1079 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2007Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky M, Sharygin VV, Faure K, Golovin AV, 'Chloride and carbonate immiscible liquids at the closure of the kimberlite magma evolution (Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia)', Chemical Geology, 237, (4) pp. 384-400. ISSN 0009-2541 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2006.07.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2007Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky M, Sharygin VV, Golovin AV, 'Carbonate-chloride enrichment in fresh kimberlites of the Udachnaya-East pipe, Siberia: A clue to physical properties of kimberlite magmas?', Geophysical Research Letters, 34, (9) pp. 1-5. ISSN 0094-8276 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007GL029389 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2006Kamenetsky VS, Sharygin VV, Kamenetsky M, Golovin AV, 'Chloride-carbonate nodules in kimberlites from the Udachnaya pipe: alternative approach to the evolution of kimberlite magmas', Geochemistry International, 44, (9) pp. 935-940. ISSN 0016-7029 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1134/S0016702906090084 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2005Maas R, Kamenetsky M, Sobolev AV, Kamenetsky VS, Sobolev NV, 'Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope evidence for a mantle origin of alkali chlorides and carbonates in the Udachnaya kimberlite, Siberia', Geology, 33, (7) pp. 549-552. ISSN 0091-7613 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G21257.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 109Web of Science - 111

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2005Veksler IV, Dorfman AM, Kamenetsky M, Dulski P, Dingwell DB, 'Partitioning of lanthanides and Y between immiscible silicate and fluoride melts, fluorite and cryolite and the origin of the lanthanide tetrad effect in igneous rocks', Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, (11) pp. 2847-2860. ISSN 0016-7037 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2004.08.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 55

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2004Kamenetsky M, Sobolev AV, Kamenetsky VS, Maas R, Danyushevsky LV, et al., 'Kimberlite melts rich in alkali chlorides and carbonates: A potent metasomatic agent in the mantle', Geology, 32, (10) pp. 845-848. ISSN 0091-7613 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G20821.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 129Web of Science - 134

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS; Danyushevsky LV

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2004Yaxley GM, Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky M, Norman MD, Francis D, 'Origins of compositional heterogeneity in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the Baffin Island picrites', Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 148, (4) pp. 426-442. ISSN 0010-7999 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00410-004-0613-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Kamenetsky VS, Kamenetsky MB, 'Magmatic Fluids Immiscible with Silicate Melts: Examples from Inclusions in Phenocrysts and Glasses, and Implications for Magma Evolution and Metal Transport', Frontiers in Geofluids, Wiley-Blackwell, Yardley B, Manning C, Garven G (ed), Chichester UK, pp. 293-311. ISBN 978-1-4443-3330-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1002/9781444394900.ch20 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS

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2003Kamenetsky VS, De Vivo B, Naumov VB, Kamenetsky M, Mernagh TP, et al., 'Magmatic inclusions in the search for natural silicate-salt melt immiscibility: methodology and examples', Melt inclusions in volcanic systems, Elsevier, B De Vivo and RJ Bodnar (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 65-82. ISBN 0-444-51151-2 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Kamenetsky VS; Davidson P

Research Supervision

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn investigation into the genesis of intrusive and extrusive carbonatitic melts2015
PhDKimberlites and Diamonds: Understanding their Petrogenesis and Uncovering the Identity of their Source Composition2016