Journal article

Sulfur isotope composition of metasomatised mantle xenoliths from the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa): Contribution from subducted sediments and the effect of sulfide alteration on S isotope systematics

Andrea Giuliani, Marco L Fiorentini, Laure AJ Martin, James Farquhar, David Phillips, William L Griffin, Crystal LaFlamme

Earth and Planetary Science Letters | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Graham Hutchinson for support with the SEM and EMP analyses at the University of Melbourne, Joost Hoeks for undertaking the bulk-sample S isotope measurements at the University of Maryland, and John Cliff for assisting some of the SIMS analyses at the University of Western Australia. We are also grateful to Bruce Wyatt and De Beers Consolidate Mines for providing access to the Bultfontein samples. This manuscript benefited from the very thorough reviews of Olivier Alard, Jabrane Labidi and Emilie Thomassot and efficient editorial handling of Bernard Marty. AG would like to thank Jean-Pierre Lorand for sharing his invaluable knowledge on the formation of mantle sulfides. AG acknowledges funding from the Australian Research Council through a DECRA award (DE-150100009) and from the Australian Academy of Sciences through a J.G. Russell Award. CL acknowledges support from the Mineral Research Institute of Western Australia. The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (The University of Western Australia), a facility funded by the University, State and Commonwealth Governments. This is contribution 797 from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems ( and 1069 in the GEMOC Key Centre (