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General Diamond Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 12.01 gm
   Carbon 100.00 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C
Help on Environment: Environment: Gas rich, ultra-basic diatremes from mantle depths (>30 km)and alluvial placer deposits derived from the Kimberlite rocks. Kimberlite = olivine, garnet, pyroxene, and calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Kimberly, republic of South Africa. India. Brazil. Ural Mountains, Russia. Murfreesboro, Arkansas, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, adamas, meaning "invincible" or "hardest."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Diamond Say DIAMOND
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Boart