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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…

The Carbon Trap: Carbon Dioxide Injections Stimulate Peculiar Subsurface Microbial Communities 6 November 2017 Feature

One aspect of CCS that some researchers have overlooked is the role of subsurface microbes. DCO…

Researchers Discover the ‘Diamond of Carbonate’ 14 September 2017 Feature

Sergey Lobanov (Stony Brook University, USA, formerly at the Carnegie Institution of Washington,…

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Stable Iron Carbonates Survive Journey to Earth’s Interior 19 July 2017 Feature

In a new paper in the journal Nature Communications [1], Valerio Cerantola (European Synchrotron…

Explaining Abnormal Sound Velocities of Carbonates in Earth’s Mantle with Extreme Physics and Chemistry 19 January 2017 Feature

Earth’s interior is a dynamic mixture of minerals and crystals. Under the influence of extreme…

Connecting the Surface and the Deep: Geochemical Cycles and Fluid-Rock Interactions Inside Earth 18 November 2016 Feature

Deep underground, fluids circulating in Earth’s crust and mantle transport carbon, sulfur and other…

New Study of Carbon and Water at the Bottom of Earth’s Upper Mantle Challenges Previous Models 26 October 2016 Feature

Within DCO’s Extreme Physics and Chemistry (EPC) Community, the question of how carbon reacts with…

Carbon Mineral Challenge infographic
Announcing the Carbon Mineral Challenge: A Worldwide Hunt for New Carbon Minerals 16 December 2015 Feature

New research predicts at least 145 of Earth’s carbon-bearing minerals remain undiscovered. How many…

Exploring Diamond Formation in Deep Earth: Fluid-Rock Interactions and pH Drop 3 November 2015 Feature

During subduction, in which one tectonic plate dives beneath another, carbon is transferred from…

New Special Collection: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Earth's Mantle 29 September 2015 Feature

A new special collection of papers in American Mineralogist (contained in volumes 99 and 100)…

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