Mass-independent sulfur of inclusions in diamond and sulfur recycling on early earth

Farquhar, J., Wing, B.A., McKeegan, K.D., Harris, J., Cartigny, P. and Thiemens, M.H. (2002) Mass-independent sulfur of inclusions in diamond and sulfur recycling on early earth. Science, 298, pp. 2369-2372. (doi:10.1126/science.1078617)

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Abstract

Populations of sulfide inclusions in diamonds from the Orapa kimberlite pipe in the Kaapvaal-Zimbabwe craton, Botswana, preserve mass-independent sulfur isotope fractionations. The data indicate that material was transferred from the atmosphere to the mantle in the Archean. The data also imply that sulfur is not well mixed in the diamond source regions, allowing for reconstruction of the Archean sulfur cycle and possibly offering insight into the nature of mantle convection through time.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harris, Dr Jeff
Authors: Farquhar, J., Wing, B.A., McKeegan, K.D., Harris, J., Cartigny, P., and Thiemens, M.H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Science
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN:0036-8075
ISSN (Online):1095-9203

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