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Researcher: Kamenetsky, MB (Dr Maya Kamenetsky)

Research Fields

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Exploration Geochemistry
Ore Deposit Petrology
Geochemistry
Sedimentology
Isotope Geochemistry
Geochronology
Tectonics

Research Impact

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Diamond Exploration
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Copper Ore Exploration

Career Best Publications

Carbonate-chloride enrichment in fresh kimberlites of the Udachnaya-East pipe, Siberia: A clue to physical properties of kimberlite magmas?; Geophysical Research Letters
Kimberlite melts rich in alkali chlorides and carbonates: A potent metasomatic agent in the mantle; Geology
Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope evidence for a mantle origin of alkali chlorides and carbonates in the Udachnaya kimberlite, Siberia; Geology

Research Publications

A Raman microprobe study of melt Inclusions in kimberlites from Siberia, Canada, SW Greenland and South Africa; Spectrochimica Acta. Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
A story of olivine from the McIvor Hill complex (Tasmania, Australia): Clues to the origin of Avebury metasomatic Ni sulfide deposit; American Mineralogist
Can pyroxenes be liquidus minerals in the kimberlite magma?; Lithos
Carbonate-chloride enrichment in fresh kimberlites of the Udachnaya-East pipe, Siberia: A clue to physical properties of kimberlite magmas?; Geophysical Research Letters
Carbonatitic lavas in Catanda (Kwanza Sul, Angola): mineralogical and geochemical constraints on the parental melt; Lithos
Characteristics, origin and significance of Mesoproterozoic bedded clastic facies at the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia; Precambrian Research
Chemical abrasion of zircon and ilmenite megacrysts in the Monastery kimberlite: implications for the composition of kimberlite melts; Chemical Geology
Chloride and carbonate immiscible liquids at the closure of the kimberlite magma evolution (Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia); Chemical Geology
Chloride-carbonate nodules in kimberlites from the Udachnaya pipe: alternative approach to the evolution of kimberlite magmas; Geochemistry International
Chlorine from the mantle: Magmatic halides in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Crystallization of platinum-group minerals from silicate melts: evidence from Cr-spinel–hosted inclusions in volcanic rocks; Geology
How unique is the Udachnaya-East kimberlite? Comparison with kimberlites from the Slave Craton (Canada) and SW Greenland; Lithos: An International Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry
Iron and REE-bearing mineral assemblages in the rocks hosting the Olympic Dam and Wirrda Well IOCG deposits; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Kimberlite melts rich in alkali chlorides and carbonates: A potent metasomatic agent in the mantle; Geology
Magmatic fluids immiscible with silicate melts: examples from inclusions in phenocrysts and glasses, and implications for magma evolution and metal transport; Geofluids
Magmatic Fluids Immiscible with Silicate Melts: Examples from Inclusions in Phenocrysts and Glasses, and Implications for Magma Evolution and Metal Transport; Frontiers in Geofluids
Magmatic inclusions in the search for natural silicate-salt melt immiscibility: methodology and examples; Melt inclusions in volcanic systems
Matrix effects in Pb/U measurements during LA-ICP-MS analysis of the mineral apatite; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Neoproterozoic (ca. 820–830 Ma) mafic dykes at Olympic Dam, South Australia: links with the Gairdner Large Igneous Province; Precambrian Research
Olivine in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite (Yakutia, Russia): types, compositions and origins; Journal of Petrology
Olivine-phyric basalt in the Mesoproterozoic Gawler silicic large igneous province, South Australia: Examples at the Olympic Dam Iron Oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit and other localities; Precambrian Research
Origins of compositional heterogeneity in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the Baffin Island picrites; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): Constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate; Chemical Geology
Partitioning of lanthanides and Y between immiscible silicate and fluoride melts, fluorite and cryolite and the origin of the lanthanide tetrad effect in igneous rocks; Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Picrites from the emeishan large Igneous Province, SW China: A compositional continuum in primitive magmas and their respective mantle sources; Journal of Petrology
Postmagmatic magnetite - apatite assemblage in mafic intrusions: a case study of dolerite at Olympic Dam, South Australia; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Potassium sulfides in kimberlite-hosted chloride-'nyerereite' and chloride clasts of Udachnaya-East Pipe, Yakutia, Russia; Canadian Mineralogist
Silicate-natrocarbonatite liquid immiscibility in 1917 eruption combeite-wollastonite nephelinite, Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania: Melt inclusion study; Lithos
Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope evidence for a mantle origin of alkali chlorides and carbonates in the Udachnaya kimberlite, Siberia; Geology
Towards a new model for kimberlite petrogenesis: evidence from unaltered kimberlites and mantle minerals; Earth-Science Reviews
Transition from ultra-enriched to ultra-depleted primary MORB melts in a single volcanic suite (Macquarie Island, SW Pacific): Implications for mantle source, melting process and plumbing system; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Ultrafresh salty kimberlite of the Udachnaya-East pipe (Yakutia, Russia): a petrological oddity or fortuitous discovery?; Lithos

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision