By Edward I. Erlich, W. Dan Hausel
The fabric present in Diamond Deposits presents a beginning for discussing one of the most primary difficulties of theoretical geology, similar to the timing of geological occasions and the advance of cratonic parts. Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this publication offers a basic assessment of diamond exploration and exploitation. The textual content covers how to define, realize, and evaluation the possibility of diamond deposits. The publication deals examples of those procedures by means of reviewing the background of vital diamond discoveries within the western usa and Russia.
Diamond Deposits basically specializes in the geology of universal diamond host rocks, together with kimberlite and lamproite. It additionally experiences the prevalence of a few unconventional host rocks that experience produced impressive diamond discoveries.
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All rights reserved. Electronic edition published 2009. 42 carats). 24 carats). Most of the diamonds are white, yellow, or brown, and the most common form is a distorted hexoctahedron with rounded faces (Bolivar 1984; Kidwell 1990). Rocky Mountains Great Diamond Hoax. In 1871, the report of a major diamond discovery in the West attracted interest all over the continent. The location was not initially revealed; but hundreds of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and pyrope garnets were displayed to potential investors in New York by a couple of prospectors working near the Union Pacific railroad in the Wyoming Territory.
Diamond deposits : origin, exploration, and history of discovery by Edward I. Erlich, W. Dan Hausel