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Mineral resource of the month: diamond

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Abstract

The article presents information on diamond, which is regarded as the world's most popular gemstone. It states that there is strength in the covalent bonding between its carbon atoms, resulting to the strength of its physical properties. The presence of colors in diamonds may be attributed to the impurities that settle in the crystal lattice. Diamonds have been used as decorative items since the ancient era.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: diamond
Series title:
Earth
Volume
54
Issue:
12
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
28
Last page:
29