The 85 papers contained in this two-volume set and reprinted from the journal Lithos were presented at the 8th International Kimberlite Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in June 2003. They represent the most current published compendium of knowledge regarding the wide range of topics that the study of diamonds includes. Those economic geologists wishing to learn about the current state of knowledge in the diamond industry and in exploration for kimberlites will be compelled to read these papers, which cover subjects related to diamond growth, grade assessment, exploration methods, kimberlite petrogenesis, emplacement mechanisms, geochronology, mantle geochemistry, tectonics, and...

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