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Non-metallic Minerals

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Diamond is the hardest, most dense form of carbon. For its formation, diamond requires pressures reached only at depths of 150 km or more, followed by transportation through kimberlites. Because they are very hard and resistant to weathering, they accumulate in placer deposits. Kimberlites have not been located in Suriname, and in the absence of kimberlites, several theories with regards to the source of diamonds have been produced.

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Keersemaker, M. (2020). Non-metallic Minerals. In: Suriname Revisited: Economic Potential of its Mineral Resources. SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40268-6_10

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