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Diamond: The mineral Diamond information and pictures

Diamond has many unequaled qualities and is very unique among minerals. It is the hardest known substance, it is the greatest conductor of heat, it has the highest melting point of any substance (7362° F or 4090° C), and it has the highest refractive index of any natural mineral. Diamond is number 10 on the Mohs scale, and is approximately 4 times harder than Corundum, which is number 9 on ...

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Diamond: The gemstone diamond information and pictures

Diamond, the most famed and fabled of all gemstones, is very unique in many ways. Renowned for being the hardest substance on earth, its sparkling fire, durability, and rarity make Diamond the most prized of all gems. No gemstone contains as much allure and interest as does Diamond. Most Diamonds used as gemstones are colorless or very faintly ...

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Diamond: Mineral information, data and localities.

Diamond is the hardest natural substance known. It is formed deep in the mantle and is only brought to the surface via kimberlite pipes, lamprophyres, eclogites and other rocks that originate deep within the mantle. It is also found in alluvial deposits, along with quartz, corundum, zircon and other minerals, derived from such rocks, and in ...

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Diamond Mineral Physical - Optical Properties, Uses and ...

2019-3-8  Diamond. The hardest known mineral, diamond is pure carbon. Its crystals typically occur as octahedrons and cubes with rounded edges and slightly convex faces. Crystals may be transparent, translucent, or opaque. They range from colorless to black, with brown and yellow being the most common colors. Other forms include bort or boart (irregular ...

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Diamond Mineral Information photos and Facts, Boart,

2011-12-25  Diamond Mineral Facts: Chemical Formula: C - The Mineral is essentially pure Carbon. Colors: Most diamonds are of industrial quality and therefore dark and opaque, or, at most, translucent. However purer stones are also found, these include gem quality stones. These are transparent and colorless or nearly so.

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Diamond Description - All About Gemstones - GIA

2021-11-24  Diamond’s characteristic chemical composition and crystal structure make it a unique member of the mineral kingdom. Diamond is the only gem made of a single element: It is typically about 99.95 percent carbon. The other 0.05 percent can include

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A mineral found in a diamond’s flaws contains the source ...

2021-11-11  The diamond bearing the telltale mineral inclusion came from a Botswana mine and formed at depths greater than 660 kilometers, the upper boundary of Earth’s lower mantle. Using analytical ...

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New mineral: Davemaoite discovered in a diamond that ...

2021-11-11  New mineral davemaoite discovered inside a diamond from Earth's mantle. Trapped inside a tiny diamond, there are tinier crystals of a never-before-seen mineral that makes up 5 per cent of the ...

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Mineral that ‘shouldn’t exist’ found in diamond harvested ...

2021-11-15  November 14, 2021 at 7:52 pm PST By Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk. ORAPA, Botswana — A deep-Earth diamond has yielded a mineral never detected before in nature. >> Read more ...

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Diamond: The gemstone diamond information and pictures

Diamond, the most famed and fabled of all gemstones, is very unique in many ways. Renowned for being the hardest substance on earth, its sparkling fire, durability, and rarity make Diamond the most prized of all gems. No gemstone contains as much allure and interest as does Diamond. Most Diamonds used as gemstones are colorless or very faintly ...

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Diamond Mineral Physical - Optical Properties, Uses and ...

Diamond. The hardest known mineral, diamond is pure carbon. Its crystals typically occur as octahedrons and cubes with rounded edges and slightly convex faces. Crystals may be transparent, translucent, or opaque. They range from colorless to black, with brown and yellow being the most common colors. Other forms include bort or boart (irregular ...

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Diamond Mineral Information photos and Facts, Boart,

2011-12-25  Diamond Mineral Facts: Chemical Formula: C - The Mineral is essentially pure Carbon. Colors: Most diamonds are of industrial quality and therefore dark and opaque, or, at most, translucent. However purer stones are also found, these include gem quality stones. These are transparent and colorless or nearly so.

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Information and Facts about Diamonds and Diamond

2020-8-15  Canada's first commercial gem-quality diamond mines delivered their first production in the late 1990s. In the short years since, Canadian diamond mines have become some of the world's leading producers. With a hardness of ten on the Mohs Scale, diamond is

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Diamond Fun Facts - Gemological Institute of America

2015-11-24  Diamond: Fun Facts. April’s birthstone. The hardest natural substance on Earth. More than a billion years old. There’s a wealth of history and knowledge surrounding diamonds. This popular gem is brilliant, glamorous, breathtaking and mysterious. And you’ll add intriguing to the list after you read through these fun facts about diamonds.

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Is a diamond a gem or a mineral?

Thus, yes, a diamond is a gem! Carat (a weight measurement), cut (quality of workmanship), colour (completely colourless are the most expensive, but coloured diamonds are becoming increasingly popular), and clarity (free from impurities) are used to value diamonds and other gems. The hardness of diamonds makes them very suitable gemstones.

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Diamond Facts - Properties, Uses, Structure, Atoms ...

2020-4-10  Diamond is the hardest natural material known and is often used for industrial cutting and polishing tools. Diamond has a hardness of 10 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, with 1 being the softest (talc) and 10 being the hardest. Diamond is the best

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Never-seen-before mineral found in diamond hauled from ...

2021-11-15  In a major discovery, mineralogists identified a never-before-seen mineral in a diamond unearthed from a mine in Africa's Botswana. Little black specks seen in the diamond excavated from deep below the lithosphere, about 410 miles (660 km) below the surface of the earth, has shed light on the planet's unexplored secrets that remain hidden in layers under the terrestrial surface.

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Mineral that ‘shouldn’t exist’ found in diamond harvested ...

2021-11-15  November 14, 2021 at 7:52 pm PST By Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk. ORAPA, Botswana — A deep-Earth diamond has yielded a mineral never detected before in nature. >> Read more ...

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Scientists discover mineral that 'shouldn't exist' inside ...

2021-11-14  Scientists have made a surprising discovery inside a diamond dug out from deep inside Earth. This mineral has never bee seen before and has been named davemaoite after well-known geophysicist Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao. While the discovery is new, scientists have long expected to find davemaoite. It is the first of its kind specimen of high-pressure ...

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Diamond: The gemstone diamond information and pictures

Diamonds have been known and treasured as gemstones since ancient times. However, their only significant source was in a limited supply in the alluvial river deposits of India. Small amounts of Diamonds were also found in Brazil in the 1700's, but it wasn't until the 1870's that the vast Diamond fields of South Africa were discovered and exploited.

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Diamond Mineral Physical - Optical Properties, Uses and ...

Diamond. The hardest known mineral, diamond is pure carbon. Its crystals typically occur as octahedrons and cubes with rounded edges and slightly convex faces. Crystals may be transparent, translucent, or opaque. They range from colorless to black, with brown and yellow being the most common colors. Other forms include bort or boart (irregular ...

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Information and Facts about Diamonds and Diamond

2020-8-15  Canada's first commercial gem-quality diamond mines delivered their first production in the late 1990s. In the short years since, Canadian diamond mines have become some of the world's leading producers. With a hardness of ten on the Mohs Scale, diamond is

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Diamond - University of Auckland

2018-8-23  Diamond Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring mineral, topping Mohs' Scale of Hardness with a relative hardness value of 10. Diamond is a polymorph of the element carbon, and graphite is another. While the two share the same chemistry, C

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DIAMOND (Carbon) - Amethyst Galleries Mineral Gallery

Diamond is the ultimate gemstone, having few weaknesses and many strengths. It is well known that Diamond is the hardest substance found in nature, but few people realize that Diamond is four times harder than the next hardest natural mineral, corundum

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Diamond Encyclopedia

2018-6-8  Diamonds are the hardest mineral (10 on the Mohs ’ scale), with the highest refractive index of 2.417 among all transparent minerals, and has a high dispersion of 0.044. Diamonds are brittle. Under UV light, the diamond frequently exhibits luminescence with different colors. It has a

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Diamond Facts - Properties, Uses, Structure, Atoms ...

2020-4-10  Diamond is the hardest natural material known and is often used for industrial cutting and polishing tools. Diamond has a hardness of 10 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, with 1 being the softest (talc) and 10 being the hardest. Diamond is the best

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Is a diamond a gem or a mineral?

Thus, yes, a diamond is a gem! Carat (a weight measurement), cut (quality of workmanship), colour (completely colourless are the most expensive, but coloured diamonds are becoming increasingly popular), and clarity (free from impurities) are used to value diamonds and other gems. The hardness of diamonds makes them very suitable gemstones.

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Mineral that ‘shouldn’t exist’ found in diamond harvested ...

2021-11-15  Mineral that ‘shouldn’t exist’ found in diamond harvested from Earth’s mantle. Geo resource failed to load. ORAPA, Botswana — A deep-Earth diamond has yielded a mineral never detected before in nature. Called davemaoite, the namesake of prominent geophysicist Ho-kwang “Dave” Mao, the mineral is the first example of a high-pressure ...

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Scientists discover mineral that 'shouldn't exist' inside ...

2021-11-14  Scientists have made a surprising discovery inside a diamond dug out from deep inside Earth. This mineral has never bee seen before and has been named davemaoite after well-known geophysicist Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao. While the discovery is new, scientists have long expected to find davemaoite. It is the first of its kind specimen of high-pressure ...

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