Monthly Archives: March 2013

Subduction Origin for Eclogite-type Diamonds

A recent paper by Schultze et al. in Geology provides constraints on the origin of carbon and diamonds.  The paper argues that eclogite-type diamonds are formed from recycled subducted oceanic crust.  The study utilized the carbon and oxygen isotopes of carbonate … Continue reading

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Instant gold

My inaugural posting. An article just recently published online in Nature Geoscience provides new insights into the origin of vein-hosted gold sytems (orogenic or ‘mesothermal‘ gold in the geological literature).  Weatherly and Henley have proposed ideas that link fault systems, … Continue reading

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