Diamonds and the mantle geodynamics of carbon : deep mantle carbon evolution from the diamond record
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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 B , Smit , K V , Pearson , D G , Walter , M J , Aulbach , S , Brenker , F E , Bureau , H , Burnham , A D , Cartigny , P , Chacko , T , Frost , D J , Hauri , E H , Jacob , D E , Jacobsen , S D , Kohn , S C , Luth , R W , Mikhail , S , Navon , O , Nestola , F , Nimis , P , Palot , M , Smith , E M , Stachel , T , Stagno , V , Steele , A , Stern , R A , Thomassot , E , Thomson , A R & Weiss , Y 2019 , Diamonds and the mantle geodynamics of carbon : deep mantle carbon evolution from the diamond record . in B N Orcutt , I Daniel & R Dasgupta (eds) , Deep carbon : past to present . Cambridge University Press , Cambridge , pp. 89-128 . < https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/deep-carbon/diamonds-and-the-mantle-geodynamics-of-carbon/E46212484DDAA32B1DA14B796EB3D9BC >
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DescriptionSBS 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. This is contribution 1168 from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (www.ccfs.mq.edu.au) and 1130 in the Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of the Continents Key Centre (www.gemoc.mq.edu.au).
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