Alluvial Deposits

Gem Diamonds are often located via extracting diamondiferous gravel and earth in alluvial diamond deposits. With expedient and efficient mining processes being implemented at the ground level, accuracy in locating diamond deposits is key to a successful return on investment. As a reference point, alluvial diamonds is the term used to describe diamonds that have […]

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Diamonds – NOVA

Light normally travels at 186,000 miles per second, but diamond is so dense that it slows light to less than half that speed. It also, of course, refracts light into all the colors of the rainbow. What else does diamond do to light? Find out in this excerpt from Robert Hazen’s book, The Diamond Makers. […]

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Diamonds – Scientific

Diamond is composed of carbon and is the hardest known natural substance, although it can be shattered with a sharp blow. It also has the highest thermal conductivity at room temperature of any known material. Diamonds form 150–200 kilometres below the Earth’s surface at high temperatures (1050 °C–1200 °C) and pressures (45–55 kilobars). They are carried to […]

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Diamonds – About

Australia’s substantial diamond resources are mostly associated with the world-class Argyle deposit in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Other smaller resources are associated with small diamond pipes at Ellendale in Western Australia and Merlin in the Northern Territory with each containing about five million carats. Australia’s diamond exports are worth about $600-700 million a […]

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