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Diamond from
Boriskino Meteorite, Orenburg Oblast, Russia

Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Comments:Includes a presolar component; Such unusually small diamonds are frequently referred to as 'nanodiamonds' as their largest dimensions are almost invariably much less than a micrometer.
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Verchovsky et al., (1999) Presolar Diamonds from Efremovka & Boriskino: C, N and Noble Gas Isotopes in Grain Size Fractions and Implications for the Origin of Diamonds (abs). Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX: Houston, TX, abstract no. 1746. (March 1999)
Mineral Data:Click here to view Diamond data
Locality Data:Click here to view Boriskino Meteorite, Orenburg Oblast, Russia
Nearest other occurrences of Diamond
142.2km (88.3 miles) A Kainsaz meteorite (Kaïnsas meteorite [NHM catalogue]), Tatarstan, Russia
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