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International Diamond School 2018

In standard23rd March, 2017

We are pleased to announce the fourth international diamond school, which will be held in Bressanone (Italy) between January 29th and February 2nd 2018. The school will provide a general overview of the recent advances in diamond research. In detail, for this edition of the school we will combine geology, exploration and gemology of diamond.

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Diamond special issue is out!!!

In standard23rd November, 2016

To mark the occasion of the second International Diamond School (IDS) held in January 2015 at Bressanone (Italy), it is appropriate to publish a special issue of Lithos on diamond research entitled “The nature of diamonds and their use in Earth’s study”. The IDS, sponsored by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and by the

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IMA Ph.D. Student Award to Mattia Mazzucchelli

In standard6th October, 2016

Our Ph.D. student Mattia Mazzucchelli has been awarded the “Ph.D. Student Award 2016” by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). Since 2016, IMA inaugurated its Ph.D. Student Award, aimed at supporting outstanding students in mineralogy and related disciplines by providing them with the opportunity to present their research at an international level (see Elements, vol. 12, p.

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Barringer Award

In standard6th October, 2016

Mara Murri, our master degree student, just got awarded a research grant from the “Barringer Family Fund for meteorite impact research”  to carry out a project that is aimed at understanding the possible mechanisms of micro-diamonds retrieved in meteorites after large impacts.

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Come and see us at the European Mineralogical Conference in Rimini, Italy

In standard9th September, 2016

Monday 14.00 – 14.15 Adrian Jones “DIAMOND: MESSENGERS FROM DEEP SPACE AND DEEP TIME AND OLDER THAN THE EARTH?” (Room – Tempio) Monday 14.15 – 14.30 Paolo Nimis “HYDROUS SILICIC FLUID FILMS AROUND SOLID INCLUSIONS IN GEM-QUALITY DIAMONDS” (Room – Tempio) Monday 14.45 – 15.00 Greta Rustioni “PRESSURE RELEASE FOR HOST – INCLUSION SYSTEMS: THE