Diamond in Kimberlite

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    • from the Mir kimberlite pipe in Yakutia, Russia

      This sample shows a diamond embedded in a kimberlite. Kimberlites, mixtures of rock fragments and magma, bring diamonds from depths as great as 300 kilometers (190 miles) to the surface in powerful explosions.

       

      AMNH collection

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Kimberlite, Magmas, Earth (Planet)--Mantle, Diamonds

      Audience: General