• Diamond in Kimberlite
  • Diamond in Kimberlite
  • Diamond in Kimberlite
  • Diamond in Kimberlite
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Diamond in Kimberlite

$7,500.00   €6,231  £5,380.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC7416
A natural lustrous colourless diamond measuring to a little over 5mm at its widest point and displaying triangular stepped faces in a grey-black Kimberlite matrix from the Udachnaya-Vostochnaya Pipe in Russia.  Diamond is classified as a native element because it is a polymorph of Carbon and here forms a colourless macle-twin which displays triangular growth features.  It is always wonderful for the Diamond to remain partly embedded within its dark grey Kimberlite matrix, for the rock Kimberlite is not easy to acquire.   Kimberlite is a rock which varies in composition and texture quite remarkably according to its origin.  It is an igneous rock which forms pipes extending deep into the Earth’s crust to the upper mantle through which the Diamonds were ejected under extreme pressure and temperature and at very high velocity.  Under LWUV the Diamond fluoresces dull ethereal bluish white.  A splendid specimen of Diamond in Kimberlite from Russia.

Details

Dimensions
3.1 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Native Elements
Locality
Udachnaya-Vostochnaya Pipe, Daldyn, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Diamond

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