Ultra-high pressure rock

  • Exhibition Text

    • The presence of diamond in this rock indicates that it had been buried to a depth of about 130 kilometers. The rock was originally from the crust, but was forced down into the mantle during the collision of two tectonic plates.

      AMNH collection

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Geology, Plate tectonics, Diamonds

      Audience: General