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A profusely illustrated and remarkably comprehensive guide to nature's most stunning jewels.

 

Under the right conditions, over millions of years, a geological activity can form extremely striking and amazing minerals. Once they have formed, these rare giants can be destroyed by the very forces that created them. Few survive, and even fewer are discovered and collected undamaged. This book is a comprehensive illustrated guide to 260 outstanding examples of gems and minerals from the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.

MANUSCRIPTS PUBLISHED  

 

2020: 

Černok, A., Anand, M., Zhao, X., Darling, J.R., White, L. F., Stephant, A., Dunlop, J., Tait, K. T., and Franchi, I. (2020). Preservation of primordial signatures of water in highly-shocked ancient lunar rocks. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 544, article no. 116364.

Hyde, B.C. (2020) Early Meteoritic Records of Asteroidal Melt and Impact Environments. Ph.D. The University of Western Ontario.

 

Hyde, B.C., Tait, K.T., Moser, D.E., Rumble, D., Thompson, M.S. (2020) Accretionary mixing of a eucrite impactor and the regolith of the L chondrite parent body. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55:20-35 

Kizovski, T.V., Izawa, M.R.M., Tait, K.T., Moser, D.E., Day, J.M.D., Hyde, B.C., Kovarik, L., Taylor, S.D., Perea, D.E., Barker, I.R., Joy, B. (2020) Petrogenesis, alteration, and shock history of intermediate shergottite Northwest Africa 7042: Evidence for hydrous magmatism on Mars? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 283:103-123. 

Lymer, E.A., Daly, M.G., Tait, K.T., Di Cecco, V.E., Lalla, E.A. (2020). UV Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Non-Destructive Technique for Mineral and Organic Detection in Carbonaceous Chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. In Press.

White, L. F., Tait, K. T., Kamo, S. L., Moser, D. E., and Darling, J. R. Highly accurate dating of micrometre-sale baddeleyite domains through combined focused ion beam extraction and U-Pb thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (FIB-TIMS). Geochronology. (In Press)

White, L.F., Tait, K.T., Langelier, B., Lymer, E.A., Černok, A., Kizovski, T., Ma, C., Tschauner, O. & Nicklin, R.I. (2020): Evidence for sodium-rich alkaline water in the Tagish Lake parent body and implications for amino acid synthesis and racemization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Brief Reports. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2003276117

White, L. F., Tait, K. T., Langelier, B., Lymer, E. A., Černok, A., Kizovski, T. V., Ma, C., Tschauner, O., & Nicklin, I. (2020) Reply to Bada: Acidity and fluid composition on the Tagish Lake parent body. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. v. 117 (37), p. 22650-22651.

White, L.F., Cernok, A., Darling, J.R., Whitehouse, M.J., Joy, K.H., Cayron, C., Dunlop, J., Tait, K.T. & Anand, M. (2020): Evidence of extensive lunar crust formation in impact melt sheets 4,330 Myr ago. Nature Astronomy, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1092-5

2019:

 

Barnouin, O.S., Daly, M.G. … Tait, K.T., … (2019): Shape of (101955) Bennu indicative of a rubble pile with internal stiffness. Nature Geoscience, 12, 247-252.

Černok, A., White, L.F., Darling, J., Dunlop, J., Anand, M. Shock-induced microtextures in lunar apatite and merrillite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 54.

DellaGuistina, D.N., Emery, J.P., … Tait, K.T., … (2019): Properties of rubble-pile asteroid (101955) Bennu from OSIRIS-REx imaging and thermal analysis. Nature Astronomy, 3, 341-351.

Hamilton, V.E., Simon, A. … Tait, K.T., … (2019): Evidence for widespread hydrated minerals on asteroid (101955) Bennu. Nature Astronomy, 3, 332-340.

Kizovski, T.V., Tait, K.T., Di Cecco, V.E., White, L.F. & Moser, D.E. (2019) Detailed mineralogy and petrology of highly shocked poikilitic shergottite Northwest Africa 6342. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 54(4), 768-784 https://doi: 10.1111/maps.13255

Lauretta, D.S., DellaGiustina, D.N. … Tait, K.T. … (2019): The unexpected surface of asteroid (101955) Bennu. Nature, 568, 55-60.

 

McCubbin, F.M., Herd, C.D.K., Yada, T., Hutzler, A., Allton, J.H., Calaway, M.J., Corrigan, C.M., Fries, M.D., Harrington, A.D., McCoy, T.J., Mitchell, J.L., Regberg, A.B., Righter, K., Snead, C.J., Tait, K.T., Zolensky, M. & Zeigler, R.A. (2019): Advanced Curation of Astromaterials for Planetary Science. Space Science Reviews, 215:48.

Moser, D.E., Arcuri, G., Reinhard, D., White, L., Darling, J., Barker, I., Larson, D., Irving, A., McCubbin. F., Tait, K.T., Roszjar, J., Wittmann, A. & Davis, C. (2019): Decline of giant impacts on Mars by 4.48 billion years ago and an early opportunity for habitability. Nature Geoscience, 12, 522-527.

Rudnick, R.L., Cody, G.C., Crocker, J.H., Dravid, V.P., Eiler, J.M., Kavner, A., McCoy, T.J., Neal, C.R., Richter, F.M., Rizo, H and Tait, K.T. (2019): Strategic Investments in Instrumentation and Facilities for Extraterrestrial Sample Curation and Analysis. A Consensus Study Report of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25312 (note author order is Chair, then alphabetical) 117 pp.

 

Scheeres, D.J., McMahon, J.W., … Tait, K.T. … (2019): The dynamic geophysical environment of (101955) Bennu based on OSIRIS-REx measurements. Nature Astronomy, 3, 352-361.

White, L.F., Moser, D.E., Tait, K.T., Langelier, B., Barker, I. & Darling, J.R. (2019): Crystallization and impact history of a meteoritic sample of early lunar crust (NWA 3163) refined by atom probe geochronology. Geoscience Frontiers, 10:1841-1848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2018.11.005

2018:

Cloutis, E., Peitrasz, V., Kiddel, C., Izawa, M.R.M., Vernazza, P., Burbine, T., DeMeo, F., Tait, K., Bell III, J., Mann, P., Applin, D. & Reddy, V.8: Spectral reflectance “deconstruction” of the Murchison CM2 carbonaceous chondrite and implications for spectroscopic investigations of dark asteroids. Icarus, 305, 203-224.

Day, J.M.D., Tait, K.T., Udry, A., Moyinier, F., Liu, Y., Neal, C.R. Rejuvenated Martian magmatism from plume metasomatized mantle. In press, Nature Communications, 9, 4799.

Di Cecco, V., Tait, K., Spooner, E. & Scherba, C. The Vanadium-bearing Oxide Minerals of the Green Giant Vanadium-graphite Deposit, Southwest Madagascar. Canadian Mineralogist, 56(3), 247-257.

Hickson, D., Boivin, A., Daly, M.G., Ghent, R., Nolan, M.C., Tait, K., Cunje, A. & Tsai, C-A. (2018): Near surface bulk density estimates of NEAs from radar observations and permittivity measurements of powdered geologic material. Icarus, 306, 16-24. 

McCubbin, F.M., Phillips, B.L., Adcock, C.T., Tait, K.T., Steele, A., Vaughn, J.S., Fries, M.D., Atudorei, V., Vander Kaaden, K.E. & Hausrath, E.M. (2018); Discreditation of bobdownsite and the establishment of criteria for the identification of minerals with essential monofluorophosphate (PO3F2-). American Mineralogist, 103(8),1319-1328. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2018-6440

Tait. K.T. & Day, J.M.D. (2018): Chondritic late accretion and evolution of mantle sources in Mars. Earth and Planetary Science letters, 494, 99-108.

Tomes, H., Di Cecco, V., Tait, K.T. & Camara, F.: Arrojadite-(BaNa), a second occurrence from Big Fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 56(6), 923-938.

 

Tschauner, O., Huang, S., Greenberg, E., Prakapenka, V., Ma, C., Rossman, G., Shen, A.H., Zhang, D., Newville, M., Lanzirotti, A. & Tait, K. (2018): Ice-VII inclusions in diamonds – evidence for water-saturated regions in the Earth’s deep mantle. Science, 359(6380), 1136-1139, DOI: 10.1126/science.aao3030

 

White, L.F., Kizovski, T.V., Tait, K.T., Langelier, Gordon, L.M., Harlov, D. & Norberg, N. (2018): Nanoscale chemical characterisation of phase separation, solid state transformation, and recrystallization in feldspar and maskelynite using atom probe tomography. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173, 87 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-018-1516-8

 

White, L.F., Darling, J., Moser, D., Cayron, C., Barker, I., Dunlop, J. & Tait, K.T. Baddeleyite as a widespread and sensitive indicator of meteorite bombardment in planetary crusts. Geology, 46(8), 719-722. 

2017: 

Dhaliwal, J., Day, J.M.D., Corder, C., Tait, K., Marti, K., Assayag, N., Cartigny, P., Rumble III, D. & Taylor, L. (2017): Early metal-silicate differentiation during planetesimal formation revealed by acapulcoite and lodranite meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 216, 115-140. 

Herd, C., Moser, D.E., Tait, K.T., Darling, J., Shaulis, B., & McCoy, T. (2017): Baddeleyite in planetary basaltic rocks: insights from the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Vesta. In Microstructural Geochronology (Geophysical Monograph Series). American Geophysical Union.

Roszjar, J., Moser, D.E., Hyde, B.C., Chanmuang, C., and Tait, K.T. (2017): Comparing Chemical Microstructures of some early Solar System zircon from differentiated asteroids, Mars and Earth. In Microstructural Geochronology (Geophysical Monograph Series). American Geophysical Union.

 

2016: 

Darling, J.R., Moser, D.E., Barker, I.R., Tait, K.T., Chamberlain, K.R., Schmitt, A.K. & Hyde, B.C. (2016): Variable microstructural response of baddeleyite to shock metamorphism in young basaltic shergottite NWA 5298 and improved U-Pb dating of Solar System events. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 444(15), 1–12.

Fowler-Gerace, N., Tait, K.T., Moser, D.E. Barker, I. & Tian, B.Y. (2016): Aligned Olivine in the Springwater Pallasite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 100, 2043-2052.  

Izawa, M.R.M., Cloutis, E., Schäfer, T., Nathues, A., Mengel, K., Tait, K.T. and Appelin, D. (2016): Effects of viewing geometry, aggregation state, and particle size on reflectance spectra of the Murchison CM2 chondrite deconvolved to Dawn FC band passes. Icarus, 266, 235-248. 

Lussier, A.J., Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu, Y.A., Ball, N.A., Tait, K.T., Back, M.E., Steede, A.H., Taylor, R. & McDonald, A.M. (2016): Ferro-ferri-nybøite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada: Correction. The Canadian Mineralogist. 55(3), 515-516. 

 

Shaw, A., Daly, M.G., Cloutis, E., Basica, G., Hamilton, D., Tait, K., Hyde, B., Lymer, E. and Balachandran, K. (2016): Reflectance Properties of Gray-scale Spectralon as a Function of Viewing Angle, Wavelength, and Polarization, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(11), 2510-2523.

 

Tait, K.T., Ball, N.A. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2016): Pieczkaite, ideally Mn5(PO4)3Cl, a new apatite-supergroup mineral from Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada: Description and crystal structure. American Mineralogist, 100(5-6), 1047-1052. 

 

van Drongelen, K., Rumble, D. & Tait, K.T. (2016): Petrology and Oxygen Isotopic Compositions of Clasts in HED Polymict Breccia NWA 5232. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 51(6), 1184-1200.

 

 

2015: 

 

Cloutis, E.A., Sanchez, J.A., Reddy, V., Gaffey, M.J., Binzel, R.P., Burbine, T.H., Hardersen, P.S., Hiroi, T., Lucey, P.G., Sunshine, J.M. & Tait, K.T. (2015): Olivine-metal mixtures: Spectral reflectance properties and application to asteroid reflectance spectra. Icarus, 252, 39-82. 

Fowler-Gerace, N., Tait, K.T. and Moser, D.E. (2015): Phosphoran olivine overgrowths: Implications for multiple impacts to the Main Group pallasite parent body. American Mineralogist, 100(10), 2043-2052.

 

2014: 

Hyde, B.C., Day, J. M. D., Tait, K.T., Ash, R., Holdsworth, D. & Moser, D.E. (2014): A study of weathering and heterogeneous phase distribution in brachinite Northwest Africa 4872 with implications for olivine- and pyroxene-rich achondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 49(7), 1141-1156.

Lussier, A.J., Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu, Y.A., Ball, N.A., Tait, K.T., Back, M.E., Steede, A.H., Taylor, R. & McDonald, A.M. (2014): Ferro-ferri-nyboite, NaNa₂(Fe²+₃Fe³+₂) Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂, a new clinoamphibole from Mont Saint-Hilare, Quebec, Canada: Description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 52, 1019-1026.

 

Tait, K.T., DiCecco, V., Ball, N.A., Hawthorne, F.C. & Kampf, A. (2014): Backite, Pb2Al(TeO6)Cl, a new tellurate mineral from the Grand Central Mine, Tombstone Cochise County, Arizona: Description and Crystal Structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 52, 932-942. 

 

Tait, K.T. and Dunnell, K. (2014). Bobdownsite, a new mineral from Canada. Journal of Gemmology. Gem notes, 34(2), 96. 

 

2013: 

 

Tait, K.T., Hawthorne, F.C. & Wise, M. A. (2013): The crystal chemistry of the graftonite-beusite minerals. Canadian Mineralogist, 51(4), 653-662.  

 

Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu, Y., Tait, K.T. & Back. M.E. (2013): The crystal structure of yofortierite. Canadian Mineralogist, 51(2), 243-251. 

 

Moser, D., Chamberlain, S., Tait, K.T., Schmitt, A.X., Barker, R., Darling, J. & Hyde, B.C. (2013): Solving the Martian meteorite age conundrum using micro-baddeleyite and launch-generated zircon. Nature, 499, 454-457.  

 

Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu,Y. & Tait, K.T. (2013): Hydrogen bonding in the crystal structure of legrandite Zn2(AsO4)(OH)(H2O). Canadian Mineralogist, 51(2), 233-241. 

                                                

Cooper M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu, Y.A., Ball, N.A., Ramik, R.R. & Tait, K.T. (2013): Wopmayite, ideally Ca6Na3Mn(PO4)3(PO3OH)4, a new phosphate mineral from the Tanco mine, Bernic Lake, Manitoba: Description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 51(1), 93-106. 

 

Cámara, F., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Rowe, R., Grice, J.D. & Tait, K.T. (2013): Veblinite, K2(NaFe2+5Fe3+4Mn2+7)Nb3Ti(Si2O7)2(Si8O22)2O6 (OH)10(H2O)3, a new mineral from Seal Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador: mineral description, crystal structure, and a new veblenite Si8O22 ribbon. Mineralogical Magazine 77(7), 2955-2974. 

 

Tschauner, O., Kiefer, B., Tetard, F., Tait, K., Bourguille, J., Zerr, A., Dera, P., McDowell, A., Knight, J. & Clark, S. (2013): Elastic moduli and hardness of highly incompressible platinum perpnictide PtAs2. Applied Physics Letters, 103(10), 101901. 

 

2012 and earlier: 

 

Cooper, M.A., Abdu, Y.A., Ball, N.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Back, M.E., Tait, K.T., Schluter, J., Malcherek, T., Pohl, D. & Gebhard, G. (2012): Ianbruceite, ideally [Zn2(OH)(H2O)(AsO4)](H2O)2, a new arsenate mineral from the Tsumeb mine, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) region, Namibia: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5), 1119-1131.

 

Hawthorne, F.C., Cooper, M.A., Abdu, Y.A., Ball, N.A., Back, M.E. & Tait, K.T. (2012): Davidlloydite, ideally Zn3(AsO4)2(H2O)4, a new arsenate mineral from the Tsumeb mine, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) region, Namibia: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(1), 45-57.

 

Joyce, D.K., Tait, K.T., Vertolli, V., Back, M.E. & Nicklin, I. (2012): The Cobalt Mining District Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. Mineralogical Record. 43(6), 685-713. 

 

Zhou, B., Michaelis, V.K., Pan, Y., Yao, Y., Tait, K.T., Hyde, B.C., Wren, J.E.C., Sherriff, B.L. & Kroeker, S. (2012): Crystal structure refinements of borate dimorphs inderite and kurnakovite using 11B and 25Mg nuclear magnetic resonance and DFT calculations. American Mineralogist, 97, 1858-1865. 

 

Tait, K.T., Ercit, T.S., Abdu, Y. and Hawthorne, F.C. (2011): The crystal structure and crystal chemistry of manitobaite, ideally (Na16 􀂆) Mn2+25 Al8 (PO4)30, from Cross Lake, Manitoba. Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 1221-1242. 

 

Day, J.M.D., Walker, R.J., Ash, R.D., Liu, Y., Rumble III, D., Irving, A.J., Goodrich, C.A., Tait, K.T., McDonough, W.F. & Taylor, L.A. (2012): Origin of Graves Nunataks 06128 and 06129, brachinites, and brachinite-like achondrites by partial melting of volatile-rich primitive parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 81, 94-128. 

 

Plotkin, H. & Tait, K.T. (2011): V. Ben Meen and the Riddle of Chubb Crater. Earth Sciences History. Earth Sciences History, 30(2), 245-272. 

 

Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Feinglos, M.N. & Tait, K.T. (2011): Crystal structure of uchucchacuaite, AgMnPb3Sb5S12, and its relationship with ramdohrite and fizélyite. American Mineralogist, 96, 1186-1189. 

 

Tait, K.T., Barkley, M.C., Thompson, R.M., Origlieri, M.J., Evans, S.H., Prewitt, C.T. & Yang, H. (2011): Bobdownsite, a new member of the whitlockite-group, from Big Fish river, Yukon, Canada, Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 697-709. 

 

Yang, H., Jenkins, R.A., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H. & Tait, K.T. (2011): Rruffite, Ca2Cu(AsO4)2⋅2H2O, a new member of the roselite group, from Tierra Amarilla, Chile. American Mineralogist, 49, 877-884. 

 

Ercit, T.S., Tait, K.T., Cooper, M.A., Abdu, Y., Ball, N.A., Anderson, A.J., Černý, P. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2010): Manitobaite, Na16 Mn2+25 Al8 (PO4)30, a new phosphate mineral species from Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1455-1463.

 

Tait, K.T., Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Li, C. and Pinch, W.W. (2010): The crystal structure of esperite, with a revised chemical formula, PbCa2(ZnSiO4)3, isostructural with beryllonite. American Mineralogist, 95, 699-705. 

 

van Drongelen, K., Tait, K.T., Clark, G. and McCausland, P. (2010): Petrographic and geochemical analysis of the Shelburne meteorite, an L5 ordinary chondrite fall. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 104(4), 132-141. 

 

Bindi, L., Evain, M., Spry, P.G., Tait, K.T. & Menchetti, S. (2007): Structural role of copper in the minerals of the pearceite-polybasite group: the case of the new minerals cupropearceite and cupropolybasite. Mineralogical Magazine, 71(6), 593–602.

 

Tait, K.T., Trouw, F., Zhao, Y., Brown, C., and Downs, R.T. (2007): Inelastic neutron scattering studies of dTHF +H2 clathrate. Journal of Chemical Physics, 127(11), 921-927. 

 

Zhao, Y., Xu, H., Daemen, L.L., Lokshin, K.A., Tait, K.T., Mao, W.L., Luo, J., Currier, R.P. and Hickmott, D.D. (2007): High-P/low-T neutron scattering of hydrogen inclusion compounds - progress and prospects, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 5727-5731.

 

Tait, K.T., Hawthorne, F.C., Grice, J.D., Ottolini, L. & Nayak, V.K. (2005): Dellaventuraite, NaNa2(MgMn2TiLi)Si8O22O2, a new anhydrous amphibole from the Kajlidongri manganese mine, Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh, India. American Mineralogist, 90, 304-309.

 

Wang, Z., Zhao, Y., Tait, K., Liao, X., Schiferl, D., Zha, C.S., Downs, R.T., Qian, J., Zhu, Y., & Shen. T.D. (2004): Harder than diamond: A new quenchable hexagonal carbon polymorph synthesized by cold-compression of carbon nanotubes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101(38), 13699-13702.

 

Wang, Z., Tait, K., Zhao, Y., Schiferl, D., Zha, C.S., Uchida, H., & Downs, R.T. (2004): Size-induced reduction of transition pressure and enhancement of bulk modulus of AlN nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108(31), 11506-11508.

 

Bobev, S. & Tait, K.T. (2004): Methanol- inhibitor or promoter of the formation of gas hydrates from deuterated ice? American Mineralogist 89, 1208-1214.

 

Tait, K.T. & Hawthorne, F. C. (2004): Johillerite from Tolbachik, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia: Crystal-structure refinement and chemical composition. Canadian Mineralogist 42(3), 717-722.  

 

Tait, K.T., Hawthorne, F.C., Černý, P.C. & Galliski, M.A. (2004): Bobfergusonite from the Nancy pegmatite, San Luis Range, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist 42(3), 705-716.

 

Tait, K.T., Hawthorne, F.C., Grice, J. & Jamor, J. (2004): Potassic-carpholite, a new mineral from the Sawtooth Batholith, Boise County, Idaho. Canadian Mineralogist 42(1), 121-124.

 

Tait, K.T. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2003): Refinement of the crystal structure of arseniopleite: Confirmation of its status as a valid species. Canadian Mineralogist 41(1), 71-77.

 

Tait, K.T., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C & Khomyakov, A.P. (2003): The crystal chemistry of nepheline. Canadian Mineralogist, 41(1), 61-70.

 

Tait, K.T., & Hawthorne, F.C. (2001): Al-Mg disorder in a gem-quality pargasite from Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 39(6), 1725-1732.  

 

7.2 BOOKS

 

Moser, D.E., Corfu, F., Darling, J., Reddy, S. & Tait, K. (co-editors) (2017): Microstructural Geochronology: Planetary Records Down to Atom Scale. AGU Monographs.

 

Tait, K. and Bainbridge, M.J. (2013): Thousand Pound Crystals and Eighty Carat Gemstones-Canada is BIG! In ExtraLapis. Apatites: The Great Pretender. 17, page 48-53. Denver, Colorado: Lithographie. 

 

Tait, K. (2011) Gems and Minerals: Earths Treasures from the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto: Firefly Publishers. 257 pp. 

 

8.0 NON-REFEREED CONTRIBUTIONS  

 

Tomes, H., Tait, K.T., Nicklin, I., Peterson, R. & Beckett, R. (2013): Preliminary observations on the geology and mineralogy of the Rapid Creek Formation, Blow River and Davidson Mountains map area (NTS 117A/8 and NTS117A/9), Yukon. Yukon Exploration and Geology. 

 

Gatta, G.D., Cámara, F., Tait, K.T. & Belakovskiy, D. (2012): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 97, 2064-2072.

 

Belakovskiy, D. & Tait, K.T. (2012): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 97, 1818-1820.

 

Belakovskiy, D., Welch, M.D., Cámara, F., Gatta, G.D. & Tait, K.T. (2012): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 97, 1523–1530.

 

Tait, K.T., Belakovskiy, D., Welch, M.D., Gatta, G.D. & Cámara, F. (2012): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 97, 1260–1265.

 

Tait, K.T. (2012): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 97, 759–761.

 

Cámara, F., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Rowe, R., Grice, J. and Tait, K. (2011) Veblenite, IMA 2010-050. CNMNC Newsletter No. 7, February 2011, page 29; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 27-31.

 

Tait, K.T. & Burridge, M. (2011): T.O.’s H2O. ROM Magazine, Spring 2011; 28.

 

Burridge, M. & Tait, K.T. (2010): “How cool is Toronto?” ROM Magazine, Fall 2010: 32-33. 

 

Poirier, G., Tait, K.T. & Piilonen, P.C. (2010): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 95, 1121-1124. 

 

Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G., Ercit, T.S., Rowe, R. & Tait, K.T. (2010): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 95, 1594-1600. 

 

Ercit, T.S., Piilonen P.C., Poirier G., Tait K.T. (2009): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 94(7), 1075-1083.

 

Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G., & Tait, K.T. (2009): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 94(4), 648-652.

 

Poirier, G., Ercit, T.S., Tait, K.T., Piilonen P.C. & Rowe, R. (2009): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 94(2-3), 399-408.

 

Tait, K.T. (2009): The hunt for extraterrestrials: What I found in a Saskatchewan farmer’s field. ROM Magazine, 42(2): 13.

 

Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G. & Tait, K.T. (2008): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 93(11-12), 1941-1946.

 

Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G. & Tait, K.T. (2008): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 93(10), 1686-1691.

 

Herd, R.K., Herd, C.D., Nicklin, I. & Tait, K. (2008): Meteorite Collections in Canada: Collaborating to Support Space Exploration. Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference, Abstracts 39, 2241. 

 

Poirier, G., Tait, K., Ercit, T.S., Rowe, R., & Piilonen P.C. (2008): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 702-706. 

 

Tait, K.T. (2008): Romancing the Stones. ROM Magazine, 41(2): 24-31. 

 

Wang, Y., Luo, Y., Tait, K.T., Mao, W.L., Xu, H. & Zhao, Y. (2007): New development of gas inclusion compounds at LANSCE-LC. Poster to the LANSCE LDRD (Los Alamos National Laboratory- Lab Directed Research Dollars) Review, Los Alamos, New Mexico, June 27, 2007.  

 

9.0 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 

 

Proceedings are in reverse chronological order; Underlined text indicates student or postdoc work done in my lab.  indicates speaker. 

2020:

Černok, A, Tait, K. T, Anand, M., Nicklin, I.,  White, L.F., Kizovski, T.V.,  Zhao, X., Franchi, I.A.,  A Water-Rich Proto-Planet Inferred by Tridymite and Pyroxene in the Oldest Igneous Achondrite Northwest Africa 11119 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020, Houston, USA. Oral presentation.

Černok, A., White, L.F., Tait, K.T., Anand, M., Kamo, S., Whitehouse, M., and Darling, J.R. (2020): Lunar Phosphates Record Impact Cratering Events at Micro to Nano Scales. European General Assembly, May 4-8, 2020. (presented online)

Barrett, T.J., Černok, A., Degli-Alessandrini, G., Zhao, X., Anand, M., Franchi, I. A., Darling, J.  The Hydrogen and Chlorine Isotopic Signatures of Highly Shocked Eucrites. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020,  Houston, USA. Poster presentation.

Darling, J.R., White, L. F., Kizovski, T., Černok, A., Tait, K. T., Moser, D. E., Dunlop, J.,  Langelier, B. , Douglas, J. O. , Zhao, X. , Franchi, I. , Anand, M. Nanoscale Chlorine Isotope Heterogeneity in Martian Apatite Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020, Houston, USA. Poster presentation.

Kizovski, T. V., Izawa, M. R. M., Tait, K. T., Moser, D. E., Day, J. M. D., Hyde, B. C., White, L.F., Kovarik, L., Taylor, S.D., Perea, D.E., Barker, I.R., Joy, B. R. (2020). A new type of hydrous alteration on Mars? Investigating the unique textures of olivine in Martian meteorite NWA 7042. International Meeting of Planetary and Chronological Talks. Oral Presentation.

Tait, K. T., White, L. F., Darling, J. R., Kizovski, T.V., Dunlop, J & Moser, D. E. (2020): Quantitative microstructural analysis of olivine and ringwoodite. Goldschmidt, June 21-26, 2020. Virtual meeting.

White, L. F., Tait, K. T.,  Langelier, B., Lymer, E. A., Černok, A., Kizovski, T. V., and Nicklin, I. Sodium-rich alkaline fluids in the early solar system and implications for amino acid racemization on the Tagish Lake parent body. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020, Houston, USA.

2019:

 

Černok, A., Anand, M., White, L., Darling, J., Whitehouse, M., Fougerouse, D., Rickard, W., Reddy, S., Saxey, D., Quadir, Z, Tait, K. and Franchi, I. (2019): Apatite: A nanoscale story-teller of lunar geological history. Goldschmidt Abstracts, 2019. (keynote)

 

Černok, A., Anand, M., White, L., Darling, J., Whitehouse, M., Fougerouse, D., Rickard, W., Reddy, S., Saxey, D., Quadir, Z., Tait, K.T. and Franchi, I. (2019): A young impact event recorded by phosphates in 78235 & 78236 norites. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18-22, 2019.

 

Grady, M.M., Meyer, M.A., Sefton-Nash, E., Beaty, D.W., Carrier, B.L., Bass, D., Gaubert, F., Haltigan, T., Harrington, A.D., Liu, Y., Marty, B., Mattingly, R., Siljestrom, S., Stansbery, E., Tait, K., Wadhwa, M. and White, L. (2019): Laying the Groundwork: Advance Planning in Preparation for Scientific Analysis of Samples Returned from Mars. 82nd Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, Hokkaido, Japan, July 6-11, 2019. 

Kizovski, T.V., White, L.F., Tait, K.T., Darling, J., Moser, D.E., Barker, I., Joy, B., McCubbin, F., Cernok, A., Di Cecco, V.E., Nicklin, R.I. (2019): Identifying the effects of shock on the composition of martian phosphate mineral using correlative structural and chemical techniques. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18-22, 2019.

 

Korchinos, S., and Tait, K. (2019): Using highly siderophile elements in Ureilites to better understand asteroid formation processes. Advances in Earth Science Research Conference, Toronto, March 29-31.

 

Paquet, M., Day, J.M.D., Udry, A., Hatting, R., Kumler, B., Rahib, R.R., Tait, K.T. & Neal, C.R. (2019): Fractionation of the highly siderophile elements in shergottite sulfides. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18-22, 2019.

 

White, L.F., Černok, A., Darling, J.R., Whitehouse, M., Joy, K., Cayron, C., Dunlop, J., Tait, K.T. & Anand, M. (2019): Crystallographic and chronological evidence for a large basin-forming lunar impact at ~4.33 Ga. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18-22, 2019.

 

Yokoyama, S.T., Tait, K.T., Di Cecco, V.E. and Hyde, B.C. (2019): Determination of petrologic subtypes of CV3 chondrites by Raman Spectroscopy. 82nd Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, Hokkaido, Japan, July 6-11, 2019. 

 

2018: 

 

Day, J.M.D., Tait, K.T., Udry, A. and Moynier, F. (2018): Rejuvenated Magmatism on Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23, 2018.

Korchinos, S.R., Tait, K.T. & DiCecco, V.E. (2018): Carbon-rich Nova 018: Diamonds Revealed. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23, 2018.

Kizovski, T.V., Tait, K.T., Di Cecco, V.E., White, L.F., and Moser D.M. (2018) Mars at the nanoscale: Detailed chemical and structural analysis of poikilitic shergottite NWA 6342. Women in Planetary Science Conference.

 

Pentesco, J.T., Schmidt, M.E., Flemming, R.L., Tait, K. (2018): Habitability of continental hydrothermally altered basaltic tuff: environmental constraints from pluvial lake volcanism in Carson Desert, NV. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23, 2018.

Poitras, J.T., Tait, K.T., Cloutis, E.A. & Applin, D.M. (2018): Martian Analogue Salts from Billion-Year-Old water. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23, 2018.

Sanborn, M.E., Yin, Q.-Z., Hyde, B.C., Tait, K.T. & Moser, D.E. (2018): Early differentiation in the carbonaceous chondrite forming region of the solar nebula: New insight from the achondrites Northwest Africa 7680/6962. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23, 2018.

Stromberg, J.M., Parkinson, A., Morison, M.Q., Cloutis, E.A., Casson, N., Applin, D., Poitras, J., Moreras-Marti, A., Maggiori, C., Cousins, C. and Whyte, L., 2018, March. Biosignature and Organic Carbon Detection by Reflectance and Raman Spectroscopy from Inverted Fluvial Channel Sediments. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23, 2018.

2017: 

Hewson, K., Tait, K.T., Di Cecco, V. & Nicklin, I. The Classification of lunar meteorite Northwest Africa 11223. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 24-28, 2017.

 

Kizovski, T.V. & Tait, K.T. (2017). Detailed mineralogy and petrology of intermediate martian lherzolitic shergottite Northwest Africa 6342. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 24-28, 2017. 

 

Roszjar, J., Moser, D.E., Hyde, B.C., Chanmuang, C. & Tait, K.T. (2017): A comparison of microstructures among some of the earliest-formed zircons. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 24-28, 2017.

 

Tait, K.T. & Day, J.M.D. (2017): Highly Siderophile Element and Os-Sr Isotope Systematics of Shergotittes. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

Hyde, B.C., Moser, D.E., Tait, K.T., Darling, J. & Moreira, H. (2017): In search of a group for the ungrouped achondrites NWA 7680 and NWA 6962. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

Kiddell, C.B., Cloutis, E.A, Tait, K.T. & Nicklin, I. (2017): Spectral Reflectance Properties of < 5 mum Powder on Carboneceous Chondrites. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

Cloutis, E.A., Applin, D.M., Kiddell, C., Tait, K., Nicklin, I. Di Cecco, V. & Hardersen, P.S. (2017): Spectral Reflectance Properties of Mesosiderites. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

Mader, M., Tait, K.T. & Ireland, D. (2017): Museums and Planetary Missions. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

McCausland, P.J.A., Tait, K., Nicklin, I. & Flemming, R. (2017): Regolith Processing on L Chondrite Bodies as Witnessed by NWA 869. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

Roszjar, J., Moser, D.E., Hyde, B.C., Chanmuang, C. & Tait, K.T. (2017): A comparison of microstructures among some of the earliest-formed zircons. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 24-27, 2017.

 

2016: 

 

Darling, J.R., Moser, D.E., Tait, K.T., Chamberlain, K.R., Scmitt, A.K. & White, L.F. (2016): Shocked baddeleyite as a new tool for Lunar chronology. Goldschimdt, Yokohama, Japan, June 26-July 1, 2016.

 

Dhaliwal, J.K., Day, J.M.D., & Tait, K.T. (2016): Establishing a pristinity index for eucrites using the highly siderophile elements. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2016.

 

Irving, A.J., Kuehner, S.M., Wittke, J.H. & Tait, K.T. (2016): Noritic Diogenites and feldspathic diogenites: Evolved ancient cumulates potentially related to mesosiderite and not to any eucrites. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2016.

 

Hamilton, D., Daly, M.G., Cloutis, E.A. & Tait, K. (2016): A Raman spectroscopy comparison of an iron-bearing and a non-iron-bearing sulphate at both green and UV excitation wavelengths. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2016. 

 

Mader, M.M., Ireland, D., Ng, W., Tait, K.T., Engels, S. & Llewellyn, A. (2016): 21st Century Engagement: “Space Rocks” Game Jam. An Immersive, Open-ended, and collaborative science outreach program. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2016.

 

Tait, K.T. (2016): The importance of curation: Maintaining Earth Science Collections for the future. MISASA XI, Kurayoshi, Tottori, Japan; March 8–11, 2016.

 

2015: 

 

Tait, K.T., Irving, A.J., Kuehner S.M, Andreasen, R., Righter, M., Lapen, T.J. & Gregory, D.A. (2015): Petrology, mineralogy and radiogenic isotopic composition of enriched mafic shergottite Northwest Africa 10134. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Berkeley, California, July 27-31, 2015.

 

Tait, K.T., Izawa, M.R.M., Moser, D. & Hyde, B.C. (2015): Non-destructive analyses of Martian meteorites using Raman Spectroscopy. 2015 AGU Joint Assembly- AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 3-7, 2015.

 

Pietrasz, V., Izawa, M., Mann, P., Cloutis, E., Tait, K., Shafer, T., Mengel, K., Nathues, A., Shafer, M., Thangjam, G. & Hoffmann, M. (2015): Effects of Viewing Geometry, Aggregation State and particle size on reflectance spectra of the Murchison CM2 Chondrite. 2015 AGU Joint Assembly- AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 3-7, 2015.

 

Fowler-Gerace, N. & Tait, K.T. (2015) Phosphorus-rich olivine overgrowths: Evidence for additional impact to the Main Group pallasite parent body. European Geoscience Union. Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. 

 

Tait K.T., Day J.M.D. & Liu Y. (2015): Update on Highly-Siderophile Element Abundances and Re-Os Isotopic Systematics of Martian Meteorites. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference [#2138].

 

Dhaliwal, J.K., Day, J.M.D., Corder, C.A., Tait, K.T. & Marti, K. (2015): Highly siderophile element abundances and 187Re-187Os systematics of acapulcoite-lodranite meteorites. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference [#1595].

 

Tait K. T., Irving A.J., Nicklin R.I., Day J.M.D., Andreasen R., Kuehner, S.M., Ziegler, K., Lapen, T.J. & Gregory, D.A. (2015): Petrologic and Isotopic Characterization of Enriched Mafic Shergottite Northwest Africa 8679. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference [#2709].

 

Hyde, B.C., Tait, K.T., Rumble, D., Izawa, M.R.M., Thompson, M.S., Nicklin, I. (2015): Achondritic impactor clasts in Northwest Africa 869. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference [#1983].

 

Izawa M. R. M., Tait K. T., Moser D. E., Barker I. R., Hyde B.C., Nicklin I. & Lapen T.J. (2015): Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochronology of Intermediate Shergottite NWA 7042. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference [#2523].

 

2014: 

 

Fowler-Gerace, N., Tait, K.T., Moser, D.E., Barker, I. & Tian, B.Y. (2014) Aligned Olivine in the Springwater Pallasite, AGU Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2014. 

 

Fowler-Gerace, N., Tait, K.T. & Hyde, B.C. (2014): Farringtonite, a rare phosphate mineral from the Springwater pallasite. 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Sandeton, South Africa, September 1-5, 2014. 

 

Darling, J., Moser, D., Barker, I., Tait, K.T., Chamberlain, K. & Schmitt, A. (2014): Highly variable response of baddeleyite to shock metamorphism in shergottite NWA 5298 and implications for planetary chronology. 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Sandeton, South Africa, September 1-5, 2014.

 

Tait, K.T. (2014): Looking ahead at the next 100 years: the centennial and the Kirwin collection at the Royal Ontario Museum. 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Sandeton, South Africa, September 1-5, 2014.

Ali, A., Banerjee, N.R., Jabeen, I., Tait, K.T., Hyde, B.C., Nicklin, I., & Herrmann, P. (2014): An oxygen isotope perspective on the parent body for eagle station pallasites. 77th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting Casablanca, Morocco, September 7-12, 2014.

 

Shaw, A., Daly, M.G., Cloutis, E.A., Tait, K.T., Izawa, M.R.M., Barnouin, O.S., Hyde, B.C. & Nicklin, I. (2014): Laboratory laser reflectance measurement and applications to asteroid surface analysis. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors conference.

 

2013: 

 

Moser, D.E., Barker, I., Tait, K., Chamberlain, K. & Schmitt, A. (2013): Atomic views of martian evolution. Mineralogical Magazine. Goldschmidt, Florence, Italy, August 25, 2013 (1795).

 

Ali, A., Jabeen, I., Banerjee, N.R., Osinski, G.R., Tait, K.T., Hyde, B.C., Nicklin, I., Ganderton, T. and Gregory, D. (2014): Oxygen isotope variations in main group pallasites and HEDs. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2014), Abstract #2390, The Woodlands, Texas, March 17–21, 2014.

 

Fowler-Gerace, N.A., Tait, K.T., Moser, D.E., Hyde, B.C. (2013): Mineralogical Investigation of the phosphorous-rich Springwater pallasite. 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 29-Aug 2, 2013. 

 

Shaw, A., Daly, M.G., Cloutis, E.A., Tait, K.T., Izawa, M.R.M., Barnouin, O.S., Hyde, B.C. & Nicklin, I. (2013): Laser Return Signature of Analogs to OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1584, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18–22, 2013.

 

Hyde, B.C., Tait, K.T., Nicklin, I., Day, J.M.D., Ash, R.D. & Moser, D.E. (2013): Use of micro-CT and precision cutting to assess meteorite heterogeneity: an example using brachninite NWA 4872. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2390, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18–22, 2013.

 

Ali, A., Jabeen, I., Banerjee, N.R., Osiniski, G.R., Tait, K.T., Hyde, B.C & Nicklin, I. (2015): Oxygen isotope variations in main group pallasites and HEDs. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2390, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18–22, 2013.

 

Darling, J.R., Moser, D.E., Barker, I., Tait, K.T., Chamberlain, K. & Schmitt, A.K. (2013): Atomic Records of Inner Solar System Impact Processes from U-Pb Dating phases. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution, 1737, abstract #3104. 

 

van Drongelen, K. & Tait, K.T. (2013): Polymict eucrite Northwest Africa 5232: The compositional and textural diversity of clasts and a previously undescribed Na-rich eucrite lithology. GAC MAC, May 22-24, 2013.

 

van Drongelen, K., Tait, K.T. & Dera, P. (2013): Phosphorus-bearing Fe,Ni-sulphide in Murchison and carbonaceous chondrite clasts in polymict eucrite NWA 5232. GAC MAC, May 22-24, 2013.

 

Tomes, H. & Tait, K.T. (2013): Phosphate Nodules from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada. GAC MAC, May 22-24, 2013.

 

2012 (and earlier): 

 

Flemming, R.L., Tait, K.T., Schmidt, M., Cloutis, E., Herd, C.D.K, Sylvester, P., Kissin, S., Brown, P., Osinski, G., Banerjee, N., Webb, E., Moser, D.E. & McCausland, P.J.A. (2012): ASTRO – Astromaterials Training and Research Opportunities CSA Cluster. GAC MAC, May 22-24, 2013. 

 

Peterson, R., Williamson, M.-C. & Tait, K.T. (2013): Terrestrial Analogues of the Martian surface: Comparison of three distinctive sites in the Canadian Arctic. GAC MAC, May 22-24, 2013.

 

Tait, K.T. & Chu, N. (2012): Garyansellite and kryzhanovskite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory. Yukon Geoscience Forum, November 18-21, 2012.

 

Tomes, H., Tait, K.T. & Peterson, R. (2012): The Geology and Mineralogy of the Big Fish River, Yukon Territory. Yukon Geoscience Forum, November 18-21, 2012. 

 

Cloutis, E., Daly, M., Tait, K.T., Shaw, A. & Izawa, M. (2012): The NASA-CSA New Frontiers OSIRIS-Rex Asteroid Sample Return Missing: Laboratory Studies in Support of Mission Objectives. Canadian Space Summit, London, Ontario, November 14-16, 2012.

 

Flemming, R.L., Tait, K.T., Schmidt, M., Cloutis, E., Herd, C.D.K, Sylvester, P., Kissin, S., Brown, P., Osinski, G., Banerjee, N., Webb, E., Moser, D.E. & McCausland, P.J.A. (2012): ASTRO- Astromaterials Training and Research Opportunities CSA Cluster. Canadian Space Summit, London, Ontario, November 14-16, 2012.

 

Sylvester, P.J., Osinski, G.R., Tait, K.T., Cloutis, E.A., McCausland, P.J.A. & Thompson, L.M. (2012): Role of the GAC-Planetary Sciences Division in the Canadian Space Community. Canadian Space Summit, London, Ontario, November 14-16, 2012.

 

DiCecco, V., Spooner, E., Tait, K. & Scherba, C. (2012): Vanadium minerals from the Green Giant deposit, Madagascar. Fall Mini-Symposium on “The future of exploration and mining in Canada”, November 8, 2012. 

 

Peterson, R.A., Tait, K.T. & Nicklin, I. (2012): Dypingite Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·5H2O from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada. Chemical Composition, optical properties and comparison with similar hydrated magnesium carbonates. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44(7), 4–7 November 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Hyde, B.C., Day, J., Tait, K.T., Ash, R. & Holdsworth, D. (2012): Weathering & heterogeneous phase distribution in brachinite NWA 4872. 22nd Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 24-29, 2012.

 

van Drongelen, K., Tait, K., Gorton, M. & Nicklin, I. (2012): Polymict eucrite NWA 5232: composition of clasts. 22nd Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 24-29, 2012.

 

Barlet, G., Davis, D., Moser, D., Tait, K., Hyde, B. & Barker, I. (2012): A textural and mineralogical assessment of NWA 3118. 22nd Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 24-29, 2012.

 

Moser, D., Chamberlain, K., Tait, K., Schmitt, A., Barker, I., Hyde, B. & Darling, J. (2012): Reconstructing a young martian history with igneous microbaddeleyite rimmed by metamorphic zircon. 22nd Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 24-29, 2012.

 

Emmanuelle-Morisset, C., Jackson, S., Williamson, M.-C., Hipkin, V. & Tait, K. (2012): Electron microprobe and LA-ICP-MS analyses of ilmenite from lunar samples. 22nd Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 24-29, 2012.

 

Cámara, F., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Rowe, R., Grice, J. & Tait, K. (2011): Veblenite: a new Ti-silicate related to hoh structures. XXII IUCr Congress. Madrid, Spain, August 22-30, 2011.

 

Charles, C.R.J., McCausland, P.J.A., Umoh, J., Holdsworth, D., Davis, D.W., Gregory, D., Tait, K.T. & Nicklin, I. (2011): Compositions of single chondrules in the CR2 chondrite NWA801 by medical X-ray micro-computed tomography. 74th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, oral presentation, London, England, August 8-12, 2011. 

 

Charles, C.R.J., McCausland, P.J.A., Umoh, J., Holdsworth, D., Davis, D.W., Gregory, D., Tait, K.T. & Nicklin, I. (2011): Textures of single chondrules in the CR2 chondrite NWA801 by medical X-ray micro-computed tomography. 74th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, poster presentation, London, England, August 8-12, 2011. 

 

Tait, K.T., Thompson, R.M., Yang, H., Barkley, M.C., Origlieri, M. & Evans, S.H. (2011): Bobdownsite, a new member of the whitlockite group from Big Fish River, Yukon Canada. 38th Rochester Symposium, oral presentation, Rochester, New York. April 14-17, 2011. 

 

Tomes, H., Tait, K.T., Cámara, F., Downs, R.T., Back, M.E. and Nicklin, I. (2011): Arrojadite Group Minerals from Rapid Creek and Big Fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada. 38th Rochester Symposium, oral presentation, Rochester, New York. April 14-17, 2011. 

 

Hyde, B.C. & Tait, K.T. (2011): The colours of suolunite from the Lac D’Amiante Mine, Quebec. 38th Rochester Symposium, oral presentation, Rochester, New York. April 14-17, 2011. 

 

Back, M.E., Tait, K.T., Abdu, Y.A., Cooper, M.C. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2011): Yofortierite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, oral presentation, Rochester, New York. April 14-17, 2011. 

 

Tait, K.T., Hawthorne F.C. & Černý, P. (2010): Minerals from the Cross Lake pegmatite, Manitoba, Canada. 5th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Mendoza, Argentina, oral presentation February 20-27, 2011. 

 

Day, J.M.D., Ash, R.D., Walker, R.J., Liu, Y., Rumble III, D., Irving, A.J., McDonough, W.F., Tait, K.T., Taylor, L.A. (2011): Volatile-rich asteroid differentiation and links between felsic meteorites Graves Nunataks 06128 and 06129, brachinites and ‘brachinite-like’ achondrites. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Conference, oral presentation, Woodlands, Texas. 

 

Thompson, M., Rumble III, D., Tait, K.T. & Nicklin, I. (2010): Meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 869:  A study of diverse clasts in the L 4-6 brecciated ordinary chondrite. Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada annual meeting, oral presentation, May 26,  2011 Ottawa, Ontario. 

 

Tait, K.T., M.A. Cooper, Y. Abdu, F. C. Hawthorne & T.S. Ercit (2010): The Crystal Chemistry of Manitobaite, (Na16 ⬜) Mn2+25 Al8 (PO4)30, A New Phosphate Mineral of the Alluaudite-Group (sensu late) from Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada.GeoCanada 2010. Calgary, Alberta, oral presentation, May 10-14, 2010.

 

Tait, K.T., Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Li, C. & Pinch, W.W. (2010): The crystal structure of esperite, with a revised chemical formula, PbCa2(ZnSiO4)3. International Mineralogical Association Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, oral presentation, August 21-27, 2010.

 

Tait, K.T. (2010): The Teck Suite of Galleries. International Mineralogical Association Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, oral presentation, August 21-27, 2010.  

 

Whitfield, P., Roberts, A., Mitchell, L., Le Page, Y., Mills, S. & Tait, K. (2010): Mineralogical adventures of a powder diffractionist. Abstracts of the 26th European Crystallography Meeting. Darmstadt, Germany, 29 August - 2 September 2010.

 

van Drongelen, K.D., Tait, K., Clark, K. & McCausland, P. (2009): The Known and the Unknown: Petrographic and Geochemical Analysis of the Shelburne Meteorite and an Unknown L6 Ordinary Chondrite. The Meeting of the Americas. 24–27 May 2009. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Soto, F., Tait, K.T., Nicklin, I. & Back, M. (2009): Mineralogical Investigation of an Unidentified Ordinary Chondrite. The Meeting of the Americas. 24–27 May 2009. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Trouw, F., Tait, K.T., Stevens, R. & Brown, C. (2008): Dynamics of Hydrogen Adsorbed in THF-Ice Clathrate and HKUST-1. Oral presentation to the American Conference of Neutron Scattering (ACNS) May 11-15, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

 

Hartl, M., Acatrinei, A., Daemen, L.L., Xu, H., Tait, K.T., Wang, Y., Vogel, S., Zhang, J., & Zhao, Y. (2008): High-pressure Neutron Powder Diffraction and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Studies on the Mineral Jarosite. Oral presentation, APS March meeting.  New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Tait, K. (2008): Meteorite Research at the ROM. Astromaterials Working Group, Planetary Symposium, Oral presentation, Edmonton, Alberta, October 17, 2008.

 

Nicklin, I., Tait, K. & Back, M. (2008): Space Rocks: An Overview of the Meteorite Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum 29th Annual ROM Research Colloquium, February 15, 2008. 

 

Back, M.E., Steede, T., Nicklin, I. & Tait, K. (2008): Minerals from Tsumeb, Namibia; the Charles Key Collection 29th Annual ROM Research Colloquium, February 15, 2008.  

 

Wang, Y., Luo, J., Tait, K.T., Mao, W.L., Xu, H. & Zhao, Y. (2007): New development of gas inclusion compounds at LANSCE-LC. LDRD-ER Review, LANSCE June 2007.

 

Tait, K.T., Mao, W.L., Zhao, Y., Trouw, F.T., Daemen, L.L. & Downs, R.T. (2006): Gas hydrate experiments at the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE).  Spallation Neutrons and Pressure (SNAP) 3rd Annual Meeting, April 10-11, 2006.

 

Tait, K.T., Zhao, Y., Downs, R.T., Stern, L.A. & Kirby, S. (2005): Investigations into the stability, morphology and the crystal structure of structure I and II methane-ethane clathrate hydrates. International Conference on Gas Hydrates, June 13-16, 2005.

 

Tait, K.T. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2005): Compositional variations in alluaudite-group minerals, Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 15-18, 2005.

 

Zhao, Y., Daemen, L., Zhang, J., Lokshin, K., Qian, J., Pantea, C., Williams, D., Tait, K., Xu, H. & Vogel S. (2005): Scientific Advancements and Technological Developments of High P-T Neutron Diffraction at LANSCE Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 10364, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2005.

 

Tait, K.T., Hartl, M., Williams, D., Pantea, C., Daemen, L.L., Zhao Y., & Downs, R.T. (2005): Diffraction and spectroscopy of thorite and huttonite (ThSiO4), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 10957, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2005.

 

Tait, K. (2004): High-pressure crystal chemistry of Na0.85K0.15MgF3 perovskite: an X-ray diffraction study using monochromatic synchrotron radiation at HPCAT. CDAC (Carnegie DOE-Alliance Center) First Annual SSAAP Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, March 29-31, 2004.

 

Vogel, S., Wenk, H.R., Tait, K.T. (2003) HIPPO, the high-pressure preferred orientation diffractometer at LANSCE for characterization of bulk materials. American Crystallographic Association meeting, Covington, Kentucky, USA, July 26-31, 2003.

 

Proffen, T., Bilinge, S. & Tait, K.T. (2003): NPDF American Crystallographic Association meeting, Covington, Kentucky, USA, July 26-31, 2003.

 

Tait, K.T. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2002): The crystal chemistry of the alluaudite-group minerals.  Western Inter-University Geological Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, January 2002.  

 

Tait, K.T., Nayak, V.K. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2000): Rare amphiboles from the Kajlidongri manganese mine of Central India. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Reno, Nevada, November 2000.  

 

Tait, K.T., Nayak, V.K. & Hawthorne, F.C. (1999): Rare amphiboles and associated minerals from the Kajlidongri and Tirodi manganese mines of Central India. Western Inter-University Geological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 1999.

 

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