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This blog is to share comments on any geoscience research that I find interesting, including my own research.  Communication of science to the general public is very important to me.

My Masters research involves geochemistry of unique, layered mantle xenoliths of the eclogite variety.  Their story is a really interesting one. Southern African eclogites are old (older than 2.7 Billion years).  They were once on the surface of the earth, as ocean crust, before the process of subduction took them back down into the mantle and changed their mineralogy. Read Jagoutz et al., (1985), and Richardson et al. (2001) to understand just how exciting eclogite xenoliths, eclogite minerals, and diamonds are.  It’s a privilege to work on these iconic rocks, and this blog is a great place for their geological stories to be told!

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