How are diamonds formed?
Diamonds are formed deep within the Earth about 100 miles or so below the surface in the upper mantle. Obviously in that part of the Earth it's very hot. There's a lot of pressure, the weight of the overlying rock bearing down, so that combination of high temperature and high pressure is what's necessary to grow diamond crystals in the Earth. As far as we know, all diamonds that formed in the Earth formed under those kinds of conditions and, of course, that's a part of the Earth we can't directly sample. We don't have any way of drilling to that depth or any other way of traveling down to the upper mantle of the Earth.
How do diamonds travel to the surface of the Earth?
The diamonds that we see at the surface are ones then that are brought to the surface by a very deep-seated volcanic eruption. It's a very special kind of eruption, thought to be quite violent, that occurred a long time ago in the Earth's history. We haven't seen such eruptions in recent times. They were probably at a time when the earth was hotter, and that's probably why those eruptions were more deeply rooted. These eruptions then carried the already-formed diamonds from the upper mantle to the surface of the Earth. When the eruption reached the surface it built up a mound of volcanic material that eventually cooled, and the diamonds are contained within that. These are the so-called Kimberlites that are typically the sources of many of the world's mined diamonds
So go out there and be the diamond that you are....no process on this earth will break you or crash you....all that heat...pressure...eruption....is intended to make you shine brighter.....xxx
Xaza's picture(he loves the leaves and coz there's so many outside, he does not want to leave them behind...so he picks some each day so they aint lonely outside...i love him so....he made a tree (for inside the house...so the leaves dont get cold outside)
Today's photo expedition....November...be good to me...(yeah too cold for the african bones....)
A candle may seem small and dim...but put it in a dark room...it sure shines like a diamond...keep being that candle that you are...somewhere out there...ur lighting up someone's dark room.....stay blessed....xoxo