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Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2E3
rtappert@ualberta.net

Ralf Tappert
 

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www.tntmineralscience.com

Publications list

Curriculum Vitae

Research

Diamond-related

Others

Curriculum Vitae

 

Publications

McKellar, R.C., Wolfe, A.P., Tappert, R., Muehlenbachs, K. (2008): Correlation of Grassy Lake and Cedar Lake ambers using infrared spectroscopy, stable isotopes, and palaeoentomology. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, submitted.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Muehlenbachs, K., Ludwig, T., and Brey, G.P. (2006): Placer diamonds from Brazil: Indicators of the composition of the Earth’s mantle and the distance to their kimberlitic sources. Economic Geology, 101, 453–470.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Muehlenbachs, K., Ludwig, T., and Brey, G.P. (2005): Subducting oceanic crust: The source of deep diamonds. Geology, 33(7), 565-568.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Shimizu, N., and Brey, G.P. (2005): Diamonds and their mineral inclusions from the Panda kimberlite, Slave Province, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17, 423-440.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Muehlenbachs, K., Ludwig, T., and Brey, G.P. (2005): Diamonds from Jagersfontein (South Africa): Messengers from the sublithospheric mantle. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150, 505–522.

Stachel, T., Aulbach, S., Brey, G.P., Harris, J.W., Leost, I., Tappert, R., and Viljoen, K.S. (2004): The trace element composition of silicate inclusions in diamonds: a review. In: Mitchell, R.H., Grütter, H.S., Heaman, L.M., Scott Smith, B.H. and Stachel, T.(eds.): 8th International Kimberlite Conference, Selected Papers, Volume 2: The Barry Hawthorne Volume, Lithos, 77, 1-19.

Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Tappert, R., and Brey, G.P. (2003): Peridotitic inclusions in diamonds from the Slave and the Kaapvaal cratons - similarities and differences based on a preliminary data set. In: Jones, A.G., Carlson, R.W., Grütter, H. (eds.): A tale of two cratons: The Slave-Kaapvaal Workshop, Lithos, 71, 489-503.

Non-refereed publications

Tappert, R., Wolfe, A., and Muehlenbachs, K. (2007): Variations of the Eocene climate reflected in the isotopic composition of fossil resins from the Northwest Territories, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(15), A1004

Tappert, R., Foden, J., Wills, K., and Goryniuk, M.C. (2007): Geochemical variability within the lithospheric mantle beneath the Adelaide Fold Belt, South Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(15), A1004

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Muehlenbachs, K., Ludwig, T., and Brey, G.P. (2005): Diamonds from the asthenosphere and transition zone: Remnants of subducted crustal material in the deep Earth's mantle. Abstract, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Muehlenbachs, K., Ludwig, T., and Brey, G.P. (2004): Diamond formation from organic carbon in a subducting slab at depths between 250 and 450 km. Abstract, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Brey, G.P. (2004): The origin of the diamonds from the Panda kimberlite pipe, NWT. CIM Meeting, Edmonton, Canada.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., Brey, G.P., and Ludwig, T. (2004): Messengers from the sublithospheric mantle: Diamonds and their mineral inclusions from the Jagersfontein kimberlite (South Africa). Abstract, GAC-MAC Conference, St. Catherines, Canada.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., and Brey, G.P. (2003): Mineral inclusions in diamonds from the Panda kimberlite, Slave Province, Canada. Extended Abstract,
8th International Kimberlite Conference, Victoria, British Columbia.

Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J.W., and Brey, G.P. (2002): Composition of mineral inclusions from Brazilian diamonds. Abstract, GAC-MAC Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Tappert, R., Brey, G.P., and Brenker, F.E. (1999): Rekonstruktion des P-T-t Pfades von Eklogiten der Cima-Lunga Einheit. Bericht der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beihefte zum European Journal of Mineralogy, 11(1), 226.

Thesises
Tappert, R. (2005): The nature of diamonds and their mineral inclusions: A study on diamonds from the Panda (Canada) and Jagersfontein (South Africa) kimberlites, and from placer deposits in Brazil. Ph.D.-Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 214 pp.

Tappert, R. (1999): Rekonstruktion des P-T-t Pfades von Eklogiten der Cima-Lunga Einheit, Zentralaplen, Schweiz., Diplomarbeit, J.W.Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, 67 pp.

Related online material

Discovery Channel: Diamonds: Long-Dead Sea Creatures?

ScienceNow: Deep Earth Diamonds Saw the Light

Geotimes: Sourcing ultradeep diamonds

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