Geochemical evidence for high volatile fluxes from the mantle at the end of the Archaean
The outpouring of volatiles from the interior of the Earth is held in balance by the return of volatiles at subduction zones, where pieces of ancient oceanic crust, laden with seawater, are returned to the mantle.
27 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature
Geochemists measure new composition of Earth’s mantle
Researchers suspect greater dynamics than previously assumed between the Earth’s surface and its mantle / Study published in Nature Geoscience.
19 Sep 2019 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
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