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Is it at all possible to find a rare pure diamond inside a

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Is it at all possible to find a rare pure diamond inside a Peridot crystal rock?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Martin replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer welcome to Just Answer.

Yes it's possible because Peridot crystal form by depositing in cooling magma and the melting point of diamond is 3820 degrees Kelvin.

But the diamond will find itself there by pure luck (you might find one there at the same probability than under any random rock).

The way the 2 are produced is different. Peridot is produced by crystallization and deposition by gravity, while diamond require extreme pressure that force it into a carbon crystal. Diamond is not even the more stable form of carbon, graphene is.

Aslo, diamond is pure carbon: C, while peridot is:(MgFe)2SiO4 , notice it don't even contain any trace of carbon.
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