Carbon isotopic variation in spectral type II diamonds

H. J. Milledge, M. J. Mendelssohn, M. Seal, J. E. Rouse, Peter K Swart, C. T. Pillinger

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Abstract

The carbon isotope composition of most diamonds measured so far1 falls within a fairly restricted range from -5 to -9‰. On the other hand, the type II diamonds studied here show δ13C values (-0.5 to -31.9‰) extending over almost the entire range of carbon isotope values previously quoted for diamonds. We suggest here that these data are related to variations in the nature of the carbon reservoir source and associated inclusion suites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-792
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume303
Issue number5920
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StatePublished - 1983

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Milledge, H. J., Mendelssohn, M. J., Seal, M., Rouse, J. E., Swart, P. K., & Pillinger, C. T. (1983). Carbon isotopic variation in spectral type II diamonds. Nature, 303(5920), 791-792. https://doi.org/10.1038/303791a0

Carbon isotopic variation in spectral type II diamonds. / Milledge, H. J.; Mendelssohn, M. J.; Seal, M.; Rouse, J. E.; Swart, Peter K; Pillinger, C. T.

In: Nature, Vol. 303, No. 5920, 1983, p. 791-792.

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Milledge, HJ, Mendelssohn, MJ, Seal, M, Rouse, JE, Swart, PK & Pillinger, CT 1983, 'Carbon isotopic variation in spectral type II diamonds', Nature, vol. 303, no. 5920, pp. 791-792. https://doi.org/10.1038/303791a0
Milledge HJ, Mendelssohn MJ, Seal M, Rouse JE, Swart PK, Pillinger CT. Carbon isotopic variation in spectral type II diamonds. Nature. 1983;303(5920):791-792. https://doi.org/10.1038/303791a0
Milledge, H. J. ; Mendelssohn, M. J. ; Seal, M. ; Rouse, J. E. ; Swart, Peter K ; Pillinger, C. T. / Carbon isotopic variation in spectral type II diamonds. In: Nature. 1983 ; Vol. 303, No. 5920. pp. 791-792.
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