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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
10
1.2 Luster
Adamantine
1.3 Cleavage
111 (perfect in four directions)
1.4 Fracture
Conchoidal Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces
1.5 Streak
colorless
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
3.52
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
C
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
C
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Cubic
2.2.2 Space group
Isometric Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Octahedral
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Hexoctahedral (m 3 m)
2.2.5 Twinning
Spinel law common (yielding macle)
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
12.01
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
Not Available
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
3.57
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
0.16 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
2.06(1), 1.261(0.25), 1.0754(0.16
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
3.52
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent to subtransparent to translucent
4.6 Luminescence
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
none
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Native minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
5.3 Dana Class
01.03.06.01
5.4 Strunz Class
01.CB.10a
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Gas rich, ultra-basic diatremes from mantle depths (>30 km)and alluvial placer deposits derived from the Kimberlite rocks. Kimberlite = olivine, garnet, pyroxene, and calcite.
6.2 Locality
Kimberly, republic of South Africa. India. Brazil. Ural Mountains, Russia. Murfreesboro, Arkansas, USA. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
From the Greek, adamas, meaning invincible or hardest.
6.4 Color
Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Purple, Red, Colorless, White, Not Available, Black, Blue., Not Available, Not Available, Not Available, Green, Black, Not Available, Pink, Violet, Not Available, Purple, Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
Boart
6.6 Uses
Gemstones, industrial abrasives, diamond windows, speaker domes, heat sinks, low-friction microbearings, wear-resistant parts, dies for wire manufacturing.

What is Diamond?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Diamond? Here you can know all about it. Diamond mineral belongs to Native minerals. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Diamond and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Diamond has Mohs Hardness between 10.

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