By Roger H. Mitchell (auth.), D Graham Pearson, Herman S Grütter, Jeff W Harris, Bruce A Kjarsgaard, Hugh O’Brien, N V Chalapathi Rao, Steven Sparks (eds.)
International Kimberlite meetings (IKCs) are certain occasions which are held internationally as soon as in 4 to 5 years. IKC is the confluence platform for academicians, scientists and commercial team of workers excited about diamond exploration and exploitation, petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and foundation of the first diamond host rocks and their entrained xenoliths and xenocrysts (including diamond) to party and planned on new advances in examine made within the intervening years. Ever because the association of first IKC in 1973 and its super good fortune, the full geological global eagerly stay up for next such meetings with nice enthusiasm and pleasure. The medical emanations from IKCs proceed to make major effect on our knowing of the composition, nature and evolution of the planet we are living on. the former meetings have been held at Cape city (1973), Santa Fe, New Mexico (1977), Clermont-Ferrand, France, (1982), Perth, Western Australia (1987), Araxa, Brazil (1991), Novosibirsk, Russia (1995), Cape city (1998), Victoria, Canada (2003) and Frankfurt, Germany (2008). The tenth IKC used to be held at Bangalore, India among fifth and eleventh February 2012. The convention used to be equipped via the Geological Society of India in organization with the govt. firms, educational associations and Indian diamond mining businesses. approximately three hundred delegates from 36 international locations attended the convention and 224 papers have been provided. The papers contain seventy eight oral displays and 146 poster shows on following issues: Kimberlite geology, starting place, evolution and emplacement of kimberlites and comparable rocks, petrology and geochemistry of metasomatised lithospheric mantle magmas, diamond exploration, cratonic roots, diamonds, diamond mining and sustainable advancements and guidelines and governance of diamond exploration. Pre- and post-conference box journeys have been prepared to (i) the diamond bearing kimberlites of Dharwar Craton in South India, (ii) lamproites of Bundelkhand Craton in northern India and (iii) diamond slicing and sprucing of Surat, Gujarat in western India. a sequence of social and cultural programmes depicting cultural variety of India have been prepared through the convention. The Kimberlite fraternity loved yet one more socially and scientifically winning conference.