• Diamond in Kimberlite
  • Diamond in Kimberlite
  • Diamond in Kimberlite
  • Diamond in Kimberlite
Native Elements

Diamond in Kimberlite

$2,800.00   €2,408  £2,030.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8883
A rare specimen of Diamond in Kimberlite from one of the Shengli Pipes in the Changma Kimberlite Belt of Shandong Province in far eastern China.  A colourless gemmy to translucent natural Diamond has a rounded form whose exposed face measures 6 x 4 mm, the third dimension remaining hidden within the kimberlite.  The Diamond is colourless containing some black inclusions and its surface displays detailed growth patterns encompassing a central negative relief trigon (a triangular habit observed in Diamond).  The kimberlite rock is fascinating in its own right, with a characteristic jumbled mix of constituent minerals ranging between pale olive green and dark greenish grey.  Kimberlites are thought to have formed anywhere between 150 to 450 km (93 to 280 miles) within the Earth’s mantle, where the temperature and pressure are suitable for Diamond formation.  A really great specimen that is full of interest from this very seldom encountered Chinese location.

Details

Dimensions
5.0 × 5.0 × 3.2 cm
Categories
Native Elements
Locality
Shengli pipes, Wangcun deposit, Changma Kimberlite belt, Mengyin Kimberlite field, Mengyin Co., Yimeng Mts, Linyi Prefecture, Shandong Province, China

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Diamond, Diamond

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