Mineral description : Diamond

Mineral class Elements : Graphite-diamond group
Chemical formula C
Crystal system Cubic
Habitus As small clear crystals
Cleavage  
Hardness 10
Density  
Color Clear colorless.
Streak  
Luster Diamond
Description  
Occurance In kimberlitic rocks or as alluvial deposits.
Associates Pyrope.
Notes  
Locations
  • Alnön. Three microscopic fragments in a kimberlitic rock.
  • Northern Sweden. A couple of diamonds have been found, but the locality is a well guarded secret.

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