Micron-scale variations in coupled δ13C-N abundance core-rim traverses in octahedral diamonds: insights into the processes and sources of episodic diamond formation beneath the Siberian craton

D.F. Wiggers de Vries, G. Bulanova, K. de Corte, D.G. Pearson, G.R. Davies

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Abstract

The internal structure and growth history of six macro-diamonds from kimberlite pipes in Yakutia (Russia) were investigated with cathodoluminescence imaging and coupled carbon isotope and nitrogen abundance analyses along detailed core to rim traverses. The diamonds are characterised by octahedral zonation with layer-by-layer growth. High spatial resolution SIMS profiles establish that there is no exchange of the carbon isotope composition across growth boundaries at the μm scale and that isotopic variations observed between (sub)zones within the diamonds are primary. The macro-diamonds have δ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-199
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Issue number100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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