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George E. Harlow and Rondi M. Davies
Elements (March 2005) 1 (2): 67-70


Active research on diamond, a carbon mineral with superlative properties, extends into many realms of natural and material sciences. Extreme hardness and transparency make diamond a valuable gem and a high-pressure research tool, as well as a superabrasive. Natural formation at high pressure and resistance to weathering make diamonds our most informative messengers from Earth's mantle. A review of diamond's character and forms leads into the topics of the articles in this issue of Elements.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Diamonds
Affiliation: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Pages: 67-70
Published: 200503
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 8
Accession Number: 2005-041372
Categories: Economic geology, geology of nonmetal depositsMineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200515
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