The science of studying diamond inclusions for understanding Earth history has developed significantly over the past decades, with new instrumentation and techniques applied to diamond sample archives revealing the stories contained within diamond inclusions. This chapter reviews what diamonds can tell us about the deep carbon cycle over the course of Earth’s history. It reviews how the geochemistry of diamonds and their inclusions inform us about the deep carbon cycle, the origin of the diamonds in Earth’s mantle, and the evolution of diamonds through time.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Deep Carbon|
|Subtitle of host publication||Past to Present|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||40|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
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- Fibrous diamond
- Lherzolitic diamond
- Mantle geodyanmics
- Mantle transition zone
- Metallic liquid
- Redox freezing