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Diamond Deposits: Origin, Exploration, and History of Discovery

Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this guidebook provides an overview of diamond exploration and geology. It covers how to find, recognize, and evaluate the potential of diamond deposits. As examples, the book reviews the history of some important diamond discoveries in the western United States and Russia. Much of the book focuses on the geology of common diamond host rocks, including kimberlite and lamproite. It also reviews the occurrence of unconventional host rocks that have produced some notable diamond discoveries.

By Edward I. Erlich and W. Dan Hausel. Published by SME in 2002. 392 pages.

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