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Pyroxenite Inclusions in Transition Zone Diamonds: a Window into Deep Earth 20 October 2015 Feature

“Diamonds are forever,” and so are the tiny mineral inclusions encapsulated by diamonds (pictured…

Earth's Mineralogy Unique in the Cosmos 26 August 2015 Feature

New research from a team led by DCO Executive Director Robert Hazen (Carnegie Institution of…

Probing Iron Chemistry in the Deep Mantle 15 May 2015 Feature

Carbonates are a group of minerals that contain the carbonate ion (CO32-) and a metal, such as iron…

DCO Scientist Introduces Powerful New Tool for Kinetic Modeling 29 April 2015 Feature

A major goal of the Deep Carbon Observatory is to understand the rates at which carbon-bearing…

Robert Hazen Receives Keck Foundation Grant 2 March 2015 Feature

DCO’s Executive Director, Robert Hazen (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA), has been awarded…

Common Mineral Capable of Making and Breaking Bonds 25 August 2014 Feature

Reactions among minerals and organic compounds in hydrothermal environments are critical components…

Water in Earth’s Transition Zone Directly Measured 13 March 2014 Feature

Quantifying the water content of Earth’s mantle transition zone (between the upper and lower mantle…

Mineralogy & Crystal Chemistry of C-Bearing Compounds 17 December 2013 Feature

As part of the Third International Conference on Crystallogenesis and Mineralogy in Novosibirsk,…

Ancient Minerals and the Origins of Life on Earth 25 November 2013 Feature

Exactly how life on Earth began remains a burning scientific question. Many plausible hypotheses…

Crystallographic Defects and Deep Carbon Storage 26 August 2013 Feature

The largest reservoir of carbon on Earth is within its interior. A long-standing question is: Where…

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