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Eclogitic Diamonds Formed From Oceanic Crust, Study Shows

Eclogitic Diamonds Formed From Oceanic Crust, Study Shows

Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth’s mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study.

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World’s Oldest Groundwater Supports Life Through Water-Rock Chemistry 29 July 2019 Feature

The Kidd Creek Mine, located in Ontario in Canada, is a copper, silver, and zinc mine reaching…

Eclogitic Diamonds Formed From Oceanic Crust, Study Shows
Eclogitic Diamonds Formed From Oceanic Crust, Study Shows 25 April 2019 Feature

Diamonds are found in two types of rocks from Earth’s mantle: peridotite and eclogite. Peridotite…

Methane Metabolism in Archaea is Ancient and Widespread 7 March 2019 Feature

In the oxygen-free parts of lakes, hot springs, and marine environments worldwide, some microbes…

Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep
Deep Life Not Limited to Microbes: Earthquakes Move Surface Animals to the Deep 4 March 2019 Feature

In 2009, researchers discovered a tiny nematode living happily in the water inside rock fractures,…

Endospores Rival Growing Cells in Ocean Sediments 20 February 2019 Feature

A diverse group of bacteria called Firmicutes, which can be found in human infections, fermented…

Deep Baltic Microbes Have a Taste for Alcohol and Cannibalism 18 December 2018 Feature

In the last 16,000 years, the bottom of the Baltic Sea experienced good times and bad times.…

How Microbes Survive When Buried Alive 25 September 2018 Feature

For most microbes that settle into marine sediments, there’s nowhere to go but down. They become…

The Mass of Microbes in Deep African Mines Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation 26 February 2018 Feature

These deep mines have been a boon to scientists as well. The mining companies drill boreholes into…

A Hot and Deep Origin of Methane in Seafloor Hydrothermal Springs 16 February 2018 Feature

A new study by DCO researchers finds striking similarities between methane from very diverse vents…

The ‘Kimberlite Bloom’ During Pangea’s End: Caused by Mantle Cooling Or Deep Carbon Effects? 19 January 2018 Feature

To understand the conditions that created this bloom, DCO members Sebastian Tappe, Malcolm…

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