Gem research : Beautiful windows into earth’s interior – S12

Daniel Marshall (Simon Fraser University)
Lee Groat (University of British Columbia)
Gaston Guliani (CNRS Nancy)
Gem deposits, like their base and precious metal cousins, possess not only a beautiful array of precious gems, but like all deposits include alteration haloes, primary and secondary mineralisation. This session will explore not only the gems themselves, but new techniques for gem analysis, new exploration strategies, mineralogical data, tectonic settings, unique geology, and formational models for a wide range of gem deposit types based on field and laboratory studies.
Types of presentation: Posters only