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Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Kidd
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Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Diamonds and Oxygen Isotopes http://
images/hopediamond-picture.jpg Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Chapter 19: Continental Alkaline Magmatism.
Kimberlites Figure 19.21. Hypothetical cross section of an Archean craton with an extinct ancient mobile belt (once
associated with subduction) and a young rift. The low cratonal geotherm causes the graphite-diamond transition
to rise in the central portion. Lithospheric diamonds therefore occur only in the peridotites and eclogites of the
deep cratonal root, where they are then incorporated by rising magmas (mostly kimberlitic- “K”). Lithospheric
orangeites (“O”) and some lamproites (“L”) may also scavenge diamonds. Melilitites (“M”) are generated by
more extensive partial melting of the asthenosphere. Depending on the depth of segregation they may contain
diamonds. Nephelinites (“N”) and associated carbonatites develop from extensive partial melting at shallow
depths in rift areas. After Mitchell (1995) Kimberlites, Orangeites, and Related Rocks. Plenum. New York. Winter
(2001) An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Prentice Hall.
Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Chapter 19:
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