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Diamond from
Otting, Donau-Ries District, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany

Locality type:Municipality
Comments:Impact diamonds in glass bombs and gneiss elemnts of the suevite.
Diamonds appear as thin pseudo-hexagonal plates (up to 100 µm) : they have formed by displacive phase transformation in solid state (martensitic or diffusion process) from graphite.
Colour:Grey, dark green, yellowish.
Validity:Believed Valid
References:GSA Special Paper 384 (2005) pp 299-314; http://www.museum.hu-berlin.de/min/mitarbeiter/mitarb/ralf/diamante.html
Mineral Data:Click here to view Diamond data
Locality Data:Click here to view Otting, Donau-Ries District, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany
Nearest other occurrences of Diamond
23.6km (14.7 miles) Seelbronn Quarry, Amerdingen, Donau-Ries District, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany
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