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Special Issue "Minerals of Kimberlites: An Insight into Petrogenesis and the Diamond Potential of Deep Mantle Magmas"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2020.
2. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: kimberlites and related rocks; mantle xenoliths and their minerals; inclusions in mantle-derived minerals; intraplate magmatism; mantle melts/fluids; kimberlite indicator minerals; diamonds; experimental petrology
Interests: diamonds, mantle rocks and minerals; inclusions in diamonds; carbon; nitrogen; mantle melts/fluids
Kimberlites are igneous rocks that represent the deepest magmas originated from the mantle (> 150 km) and typically occur within cratons. Studies of kimberlites and their mantle xenoliths provide fundamentally important information about the composition, structure, and melting history of the subcratonic mantle. Kimberlites are also economically important, as they are a major source of diamonds. Kimberlites are hybrid rocks consisting of minerals of different origins: xenogenic minerals produced by the fragmentation of foreign mantle and crustal rocks, primary minerals crystallized from kimberlite melt, and later minerals formed during the post-magmatic alteration of kimberlites. The mineralogy of individual kimberlites may be extremely variable and complex. Garnet, chromite, ilmenite, chromium diopside, and olivine occur in kimberlites in significantly higher quantities than diamonds. As kimberlite indicator minerals, they are used for diamond prospecting, as well as for the primary assessment of whether a target kimberlite is diamond-bearing or not. Thus, the interpretation of mineralogical data is essential for an understanding of both kimberlite petrogenesis and diamond potential.
This Special Issue aims to cover research topics related to different aspects of kimberlite mineralogy, including groundmass mineralogy, diamonds, diamond inclusions, mantle xenoliths, and kimberlite indicator minerals, etc. Papers on kimberlite-related rocks (lamproites, lamprophyres, etc.) and those presenting high temperature and high pressure experimental data on kimberlite mineralogy are also welcome.
Dr. Igor Sharygin
Prof. Dr. Dmitry Zedgenizov
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Kimberlite indicator minerals