By Edward I. Erlich, W. Dan Hausel
The fabric present in Diamond Deposits offers a beginning for discussing one of the most basic difficulties of theoretical geology, comparable to the timing of geological occasions and the improvement of cratonic components. Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this booklet offers a normal assessment of diamond exploration and exploitation. The textual content covers how to define, realize, and assessment the possibility of diamond deposits. The ebook deals examples of those methods by way of reviewing the background of significant diamond discoveries within the western usa and Russia.
Diamond Deposits essentially makes a speciality of the geology of universal diamond host rocks, together with kimberlite and lamproite. It additionally experiences the incidence of a few unconventional host rocks that experience produced awesome diamond discoveries.
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Native carbon may occur in nature as diamond, lonsdaleite, and graphite. In addition, chaoite, a high-temperature form of graphite, has been described in association with some astrobleme-type structures. Diamonds are isometric.