Even low elemental concentrations and minute features in diamond can now be analyzed using instruments with higher sensitivity and resolution.
As a result, study combining the inclusion and its diamond host is a powerful tool for geologic research, which itself has improved our understanding of diamond formation. These photos show inclusions of silicate minerals in natural diamond whose background reflectivity has been enhanced by faceting: almandine (left), magnified 10×; pyrope (center), magnified 40×; and diopside (right), magnified 30×. The purpose of this article is to describe our current understanding of where, how, when, and why natural diamonds have been formed.
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Haplogroup J2 is thought to have appeared somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of the last glaciation, between 15,000 and 22,000 years ago.
The oldest known J2a samples at present were identified in remains from the Hotu Cave in northern Iran, dating from 9100-8600 BCE (Lazaridis et al.
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Archean cratons in South Africa have yielded gem diamonds such as these specimens from the GIA Museum’s Oppenheimer Student Collection. Since then, there have been significant advances in the analysis of diamonds and their mineral inclusions, in the understanding of diamond-forming fluids in the mantle, and in the relationship of diamonds to the deep geology of the continents and the convecting mantle.
It has been more than two decades since diamond ages have proven to be up to billions of years older than their host magmas of kimberlite or lamproite.