diamonds

Diamonds

diamond imageA diamond is likely the oldest thing you will ever own, probably 3 billion years in age, two thirds the age of the Earth. Diamond is exotic, formed in Earth's interior and shot to the surface by extraordinary volcanoes. (adapted from American Natural History Museum)



Australian diamonds
World diamond distribution
Where diamonds come from
How diamonds move to the earth's surface
Origins of the carbon
Where to look for diamonds
Two types of diamond deposits
The age of Kimberlite and diamonds
Diamond crystals
Xenoliths - hitchikers from the centre of the earth
Indicator minerals
Mining
New sources of diamonds
Alluvial mining
Processing diamond ore
Sorting and grading
Marine deposits
Southern African diamonds
South American diamonds
Canadian diamonds
 Indian diamonds
Russian diamonds

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