Superdeep diamonds confirm ancient reservoir deep under Earth’s surface
Analyses show that gases found in microscopic inclusions in diamonds come from a stable subterranean reservoir at least as old as the Moon, hidden more than 410 km below sea level in the Earth's mantle.
15 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science
High-pressure experiments complete picture of the Earth’s mantle
The knowledge of the Earth’s mantle has, until now, been limited due to the difficulties of studying Ca-Pv.
14 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Scientists reveal ocean volcanoes have deep magmatic roots
New study reveals that magma chambers occur up to 16 km beneath the Earth’s surface
7 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Where do blue (boron-bearing) diamonds come from?
Type IIa diamonds were originally loosely treated as constituting a single unique population, but recent research has shown that they represent multiple populations, formed in association with a variety of different mantle rocks.
12 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature
How Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting
A new paper paints an even more intricate picture of the mantle as a geochemically diverse mosaic, far different than the relatively uniform lavas that eventually reach the surface.
20 May 2019 ⋅ Nature Geoscience