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Diamond Research News

Monday 1st June, 2009

Dr Alex Dak, Leland's Laboratory and Special Projects Manager, has been hard at work on the detailed chemistry of Kimberlite Indicator Minerals (KIMs) recovered from both Leland's known and newly-discovered kimberlites.  Alex's findings, based on established work carried out by renowned expert Dr Bill Griffin of Sydney, Australia, confirm and reinforce our initial conclusions that a number of kimberlites in Leland's western licences sampled cooler lithosphere (i.e. a cooler part of the earth's crust) which bodes well for the preservation of diamonds at their formation depths.   Colloquially, "west is best" because it's "cooler".