Diamonds and the Mantle Geodynamics of Carbon
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The science of studying diamond inclusions for understanding Earth history has developed significantly over the past decades, with new instrumentation and techniques applied to diamond sample archives revealing the stories contained within diamond inclusions. This chapter reviews what diamonds can tell us about the deep carbon cycle over the course of Earth’s history. It reviews how the geochemistry of diamonds and their inclusions inform us about the deep carbon cycle, the origin of the diamonds in Earth’s mantle, and the evolution of diamonds through time.
Shirey , S , Smit , K , Pearson , D G , Walter , M , Aulbach , S , Brenker , F , Bureau , H , Burnham , A , Cartigny , P , Chacko , T , Frost , D , Hauri , E , Jacob , D , Jacobsen , S , Kohn , S , Luth , R , Mikhail , S , Navon , O , Nestola , F , Nimis , P , Palot , M , Smith , E , Stachel , T , Stagno , V , Steele , A , Stern , R , Thomassot , E , Thomson , A & Weiss , Y 2019 , Diamonds and the Mantle Geodynamics of Carbon . in B Orcutt , I Daniel & R Dasgupta (eds) , Deep carbon : past to pesent . Cambridge University Press , Cambridge , pp. 89-128 . https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108677950.005
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DescriptionThe authors thank the following institutions and individuals: our home institutions; SBS and EHH for support from the US National Science Foundation (EAR-104992); FN and PN for support from the European Research Council Starting Grant (#307322); Wuyi Wang and Tom Moses of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for the support of the research projects undertaken by KVS and EMS; and SCK for the support of De Beers Technologies.
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