Natural diamonds-Major, minor and trace impurities in relation to source and physical properties

C. S. Erasmus, J. P.F. Sellschop, D. M. Bibby, H. W. Fesq, E. J.D. Kable, R. J. Keddy, D. M. Hawkins, D. W. Mingay, S. E. Rasmussen, M. J. Renan, J. I.W. Watterson

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Abstract

Nuclear techniques for the determination of 39 impurity elements in diamonds are described. A common impurity chemistry was found for different diamonds and is considered to reflect the composition of the magma from which they crystallised. A relatively successful attempt was made to differentiate between diamonds from three different kimberlites by the application of discriminant analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-146
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical Chemistry
Volume38
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1977

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    Erasmus, C. S., Sellschop, J. P. F., Bibby, D. M., Fesq, H. W., Kable, E. J. D., Keddy, R. J., Hawkins, D. M., Mingay, D. W., Rasmussen, S. E., Renan, M. J., & Watterson, J. I. W. (1977). Natural diamonds-Major, minor and trace impurities in relation to source and physical properties. Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry, 38(1-2), 133-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02520190