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The material found in Diamond Deposits provides a foundation for discussing some of the most fundamental problems of theoretical geology, such as the timing of geological events and the development of cratonic areas. Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this book provides a general overview of diamond exploration and exploitation. The text covers how to find, recognize, and evaluate the potential of diamond deposits. The book offers examples of these processes by reviewing the history of important diamond discoveries in the western United States and Russia.
Diamond Deposits primarily focuses on the geology of common diamond host rocks, including kimberlite and lamproite. It also reviews the occurrence of some unconventional host rocks that have produced notable diamond discoveries.