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|Friday, 21 September 2007|
Maludi Mine. An alluvial diamond
mine in Angola, Africa. See angola.
Manana. A minor alluvial diamond
deposit in the Lichtenburg area,
Transvaal, Republic of South Africa.
mangelin. A Hindu weight equal to
manik. An old East Indian term for
mantle. The interior zone of the
earth below the crust and above the
core extending from about 35 km
below the ocean basins to a depth of about 2900 km. It is bounded at the top by the Mohorovicic discontinuity and at the bottom by the Gutenberg discontinuity. Some geologists believe that the diamond bearing kimberlite rocks originated in or near the upper part of the mantle. See crust.
Maraetchesfontein. A minor alluvial diamond deposit in the Schweizer Reneke area, Transvaal Province, Republic of South Africa. This digging makes a very insignificant contribution to total South African alluvial production.
Maranhao. A state in Brazil that is a minor producer of Diamonds. See
Marek, Jan Ivo. A British investigator who, in collaboration with an associate, Frederick B. Salt, claimed to have produced synthetic Diamonds by using the Moissan method but substituting lignite in place of carbon. It is apparent that the experiments were unsuccessful. See moissan, FERDINAND FREDERIC HENRI; SYNTHETIC diamond.
Maria diamond. Maria Komemkima discovered this 106-carat rough at Yakutskaya, Siberia, 1966. At that time, it was the largest diamond found in the Soviet Union. The Maria is now in the Russian diamond Fund, Moscow.
Marico. A minor alluvial diamond deposit in Transvaal Province, Republic of South Africa.
Marie Antoinette diamond Necklace. Long associated with Marie Antoinette, Queen of France in the late 18th century, this was one of history's most famous pieces of jew-
beneath the continents and 10 km
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