The 7th Conference on the Geology of Diamond Deposits in Brazil will be held in Salvador, Bahia between the 4th and 7th November, 2018. The conference will be hosted at the Hotel Deville Conference Centre, Salvador.
It is particularly appropriate that the 7th Conference will be hosted in the State of Bahia, which is the largest producer of diamonds in Brazil, and the location of the first commercial diamond mine in South America, which was developed on a kimberlite deposit, the primary source rock of diamond. This year’s conference also marks the 25th year since the first conference, which was held in the State of Mato Grosso in 1993. The objective of this year’s conference is to highlight the diamond potential of Brazil, and stimulate investment in exploration and development in the sector.
The conference will follow four main themes during the technical sessions which will: i) focus on the significant diamond potential of Brazil, ii) highlight new technologies and expertise that can positively impact producers and explorers in Brazil, iii) provide expert opinions on the diamond market and insights into how producers can optimize sales, and iv) offer presentations on various avenues that are available to finance diamond exploration and development projects in Brazil.
The conference will be followed by a field trip to the Braúna diamond mine, Brazil’s largest diamond producer and the first commercial diamond mine developed on a kimberlite deposit in South America.
A pre-conference short course, offered by the Institute of Geosciences of the Federal University of Bahia (IGEO) and the Companhia Baiana de Pesquisa Mineral (CBPM) will also be available to interested delegates, to be held prior to the conference.
The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite submissions for oral and poster presentations that align with the four principal themes of the technical sessions. Delegates interested in submitting an oral or poster presentation at the Conference are required to Submit an Abstract of the presentation topic. For more information, visit the conference website at www.simposiododiamantebahia.com.br/en/.