DMGC - The Origin of Ferropericlase included in Diamonds: Shallow or Deep Mantle Origin? Project uri icon

DCO ID 11121/6484-7554-9606-4707-CC


  • Principal Investigator Paolo Nimis, University of Padova, Italy, and co-PIs (Fabrizio Nestola, University of Padova; Mariangela Schiazza, postdoc, University of Padova; Riccardo Reali, graduate student, University of Padova; and Mark Hutchison, Trigon GeoServices Ltd.) are investigating Ferropericlase-bearing diamonds from Juina (Brazil) through in-situ single-crystal X-ray diffraction to obtain information on the orientation of the inclusions relative to their host diamonds and on the pressure of formation to determine formation depths and information about origin.

date/time interval

  • November 1, 2012 - November 1, 2014