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Origin, Exploration, and History of Discovery
Much of the book is focused on geology of common diamond host rocks, including kimberlite and lamproite. In addition, it reviews the occurrence of some of the more unconventional host rocks that have produced some notable diamond discoveries. The material found in diamond deposits provides a foundation for discussing some of the most fundamental problems of theoretical geology, such as the timing of geological events and the development of cratonic areas.
The authors are both experienced geologists who bring years of field experience to their writing. This resource provides a comprehensive look at the geology of diamonds, including historical data, crystal structure, and methods of exploration.
393 pages; ISBN 9780873352789
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Title: Diamond Deposits
Author: Edward I Erlich; W. Dan Hausel