Barry Dawson died suddenly at his home in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd of February, 2013. He will be missed by his son Michael, daughters Rebecca and Sarah, colleagues and friends many of whom belong to the kimberlite, carbonatite and upper mantle petrology community. Barry was known and loved not only for his wit, charm and conviviality but also for his extensive knowledge of kimberlite geology, poetry and African history.

He was widely regarded as the patriarch of the “kimberlite family”. Well respected by university faculty, students and industrial geoscientists, Barry was an inspiration and a near father-figure to many young...

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