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CCM in serpentinite
Clumps of Organic Carbon Found Within Serpentinites 28 November 2018 Feature

In theory, the process of serpentinization, where seawater infiltrates and reacts with the mantle…

Two New Sloan Foundation Grants for Deep Carbon Science 20 November 2018 Feature

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced two new Officer’s Grants for deep carbon science…

Earth’s First Amino Acids May Have Come From Oceanic Crust 7 November 2018 Feature

As a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the early 1950s, Stanley Miller attempted to…

One of Two New Carbon Minerals is First of Its Kind
One of Two New Carbon Minerals is First of Its Kind 25 May 2018 Feature

Three years and 15 new minerals later, the Carbon Mineral Challenge continues to produce surprises…

Frassassi caves gypsum
Study in Italian Cave Shows Life Comes At You Fast 24 April 2018 Feature

In a project funded by NASA, Deep Energy and Deep Life Community member Jennifer Macalady (…

A Deep Dive Into the Carbon-Hydrogen Cycle 20 March 2018 Feature

DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community member Eglantine Boulard with Deep Life Community…

Earth’s Core-Mantle Boundary May Be Decorated in Marble and Diamonds 19 March 2018 Feature

A new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters [1] finds that carbonates…

Cullinan
Super-Deep Diamond Holds First Glimpse of Long-Expected Mantle Mineral 8 March 2018 Feature

The recent discovery of an unusual inclusion in a rare, super-deep diamond means that calcium…

Marchettiite joins the New Carbon Mineral Roster as #13 22 February 2018 Feature

The mineral is a “natural anhydrous ammonium hydrogen urate,” explained Fabrizio Nestola, professor…

Flawed, Precious Stones Carry Clues From Deep in the Mantle 23 January 2018 Feature

In a new paper in Nature Geoscience [1], DCO researchers report the surprising news that iron in…

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