Natural vs Synthetic Diamonds Extra Credit

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Natalie Charamut PID: 720462370 Geology 101-001 Hudley October 14, 2016 Extra Credit Assignment 2 Natural vs Synthetic Diamonds Extra Credit Directions: You could earn 8 points of extra credit if you visit each of the websites below and answer the corresponding questions to the best of your ability in a word document and upload it to the digital drop box no later than 11:59pm on Monday, October 17, 2015. Extra credit points will be awarded based on completeness and accuracy, just because you complete the task doesn’t mean you will automatically earn the maximum point value. A famous slogan claims that a diamond is forever. While these precious stones symbolize love and glamour for millions of couples, there's a lot about nature's most famous jewel you might not know. How do diamonds form in nature? How do they get from the Earth's mantle to your local jeweler? And why should you be wary of a diamond's background when you go shopping? These are a few of the questions that you will investigate. Visit http://geology.com/articles/diamonds-from-coal/ and answer the following questions. 1. Geologists believe that there are 4 different ways that natural diamonds are formed, what are they? Which one is believed to be responsible for the formation of nearly all of the mined diamonds? WHY do you believe this is the case? Please explain your answer for full credit. 1. Diamond Formation in Earth’s Mantle 2. Diamond Formation in Subduction Zones 3. Diamond Formation at Impact Sites 4. Formation in Space It is believed that Earth’s commercial diamonds were formed in the mantle and brought to the surface by deep-source volcanic eruptions.
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