Minerals

Diamond



What is Diamond?

-- A mineral composed of crystalline carbon
-- Lab-grown varieties are made by people
-- The world's most popular gemstone
-- A "super material" with many uses
-- Superior refractive index, dispersion, luster
-- Exceptional hardness, thermal conductivity
Diamond: The Mineral
Diamond is a gem of exceptional beauty and a mineral with many industrial uses!Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store?Colored Diamonds
Colored Diamonds are diamonds with a noticeable body color. They can sell for over $1M/carat.Largest Diamonds
World*s Largest Diamonds Stories of the largest rough, faceted and carbonado diamond.Diamonds from Coal?
Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal That is one of the biggest misconceptions in science.Diamond Source Rocks
Kimberlite is a variety of peridotite, an igneous rock that can be a host rock of diamond.Blood Diamonds
Blood Diamonds are illegally traded diamonds that are often used to fund conflict.Carbonado Diamond
Carbonado is an extremely tough variety of industrial diamond with exceptional cutting abilities.Facts About Diamonds
Interesting Facts About Diamonds You are a diamond expert if you know all of these!USA Diamond Mine
You Can Be A Diamond Miner! At the Crater of Diamonds Mine you keep what you find.Green Diamonds
Green Diamonds - one of the rarest and most valuable diamond colors.Yellow Diamonds
Yellow Diamonds are the most valuable yellow gems and the 2nd most common fancy diamond.US Diamond Mines
US Diamond Mines Will a mine in WY or CO break our gem diamond import dependence?Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer Diamonds are doubly-terminated quartz crystals mined in New York.Diamonds from Space?
Diamonds in Meteorites? Some meteorites contain amazing numbers of tiny diamonds.Diamond Producers
Diamond Production leaders include: Botswana, Russia, Angola and Canada.Red Diamonds
Red Diamonds are exceptionally rare. In a typical year, only a few diamonds earn a red color grade.Lab-Grown Diamonds
Lab-Grown Diamonds? What are they? Can people really make diamonds? Are they real?Huge Diamond Deposit
The Largest Diamond Deposit in the world could be under Popigai Crater in Russia.Geology Tools
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.Blue Diamonds
Blue Diamonds are colored by a few boron atoms substituting for carbons in the diamond crystal.Brown Diamonds
Brown Diamonds are growing in popularity and are frequently seen in fashion jewelry.Canadian Diamonds
Canadian Diamond Mines produce some of the largest and highest quality gems!