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16.2 Diamond Origin and Occurrence

Diamonds occur in two general types of deposits world wide:

  • volcanic pipes, also known as kimberlite pipes
  • alluvial, or placer, deposits, which were formed by the erosion of diamond pipes over millions of years.

16.2.1 Geological Significance of diamond origin, discovery and occurrence
16.2.2 Dynamic geological environment of diamond and its conditions of growth
16.2.3 Evidence for origins
16.2.4 Geographical Distribution and mine localities in terms of geological occurrence
16.2.5 Primary and Secondary occurrences
16.2.6 Exploration, Reserves and Ore

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