EOAS Post Doc Dr. Korolev and Prof. Kopylova discovered a new lower mantle mineral in a diamond

March 20, 2018
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The diamond with explosed inclusion of CaSiO3 perovskit (Kopylova)

EOAS Post-doc fellow Nester Korolev and others have discovered a deep mineral, the fourth most abundant in the Earth, inside a diamond. The mineral can only exist deeper than at ~ 600 km and has never been seen on the surface before.

Check out the paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25972

For more information, see this Science Alert article: https://www.sciencealert.com/super-deep-diamond-contains-calcium-silicat...