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Project: Morphology and origin of diamond in UHP-Metamorphic rocks of the Kokchetan massif, Kazakhstan.

project duration
01-JAN-96 – 31-DEC-99
abstract
Recently, microdiamonds have been discovered in situ in ultra high pressure (UHP) rocks of the Kokchetav massif, Kazakhstan.Some researchers think they crystallised in stable, other think they were formed in metastable conditions. The study of their morphology, hue and association with graphite helps to understand the formation of the diamonds.