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Springer Mineralogy

Genesis of Diamonds and Associated Phases

Authors: Litvin, Yuriy A.

  • Simplifies a complicated mantle-carbonatite model of diamond genesis using experimental and mineralogical data
  • Provides a physicochemical solution of the long-standing and disputable mantle-carbonatite model
  • Equips readers with phase diagrams of diamond-parental multicomponent systems
  • Offers insights into the physicochemical mechanisms behind the formation of diamonds and associated mineral inclusions, as well as the ultrabasic–basic evolution of upper- and lower-mantle diamond-parental melts
  • Discusses comprehensive mineralogical, petrological, geochemical, and geotectonic investigations into the genesis of diamond and diamond deposits on all continents
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This book presents an overview of recent advances in our understanding of the genesis of diamonds and the associated phases. It is divided into three main parts, starting with an introduction to the analysis of diamond inclusions to infer the formation processes. In turn, the second part of the book presents high-pressure experimental studies in mantle diamond-parental mineral systems with representative multicomponent boundary compositions. The experimental syngenesis phase diagrams provided reveal the physicochemical mechanisms of diamond nucleation and substantiate the mantle-carbonatite concept of the genesis of diamonds and associated phases. Lastly, the book describes the genetic classification of diamond-hosted mineral inclusions and experimentally determined RE “mineral-parental melt” partition coefficients. The physicochemical experimental evidence presented shows the driving forces behind the fractional evolution of the mantle magmas and diamond-parental melts.

Given the depth and breadth of its coverage, the book offers researchers essential new insights into the ways diamonds and associated minerals and rocks are naturally created.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Physico-Chemical Experiments as the Key to Diamond Genesis Problems

    Litvin, Yuriy A.

    Pages 1-6

  • Mantle Rocks and Diamond-Associated Phases: Role in Diamond Origin

    Litvin, Yuriy A.

    Pages 7-29

  • Strongly Compressed Carbonate Systems in Diamond Genesis

    Litvin, Yuriy A.

    Pages 31-54

  • Upper-Mantle Diamond-Parental Systems in Physico-Chemical Experiment

    Litvin, Yuriy A.

    Pages 55-86

  • Physico-Chemical Features of Lower-Mantle Diamond-Parental Systems

    Litvin, Yuriy A.

    Pages 87-97

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54543-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54542-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genesis of Diamonds and Associated Phases
Authors
Series Title
Springer Mineralogy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54543-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54543-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54542-4
Series ISSN
2366-1585
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 137
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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