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Ultra-high pressure rock

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Ultra-High Pressure Rock AMNH/R.Mickens

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

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Geology, Plate tectonics, Diamonds

Audience: General