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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Agglutinated Foraminifera Had a Taste for Extraterrestrial Nanodiamonds

Agglutinated Foraminifera Had a Taste for Extraterrestrial Nanodiamonds

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Sat May 16 23:06:50 EDT 2009

Sea creatures had a thing for bling. by Lewis Dartnell
http://www.es.ucl.ac.uk/department/news/2008/may_kaminski.html

Article at:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826553.500-sea-creatures-had-a-thing-for-bling.html%22

“Even more surprising were microscopic granules of carbon,
no more than 10 micrometres across, which were subsequently
identified as diamonds. "The foraminifera were deliberately
using extraterrestrial diamonds in their shells," says
Kaminski.”

The paper is;

Kaminski, M.A. and Armitage, D.A. and Coccioni, R. (2008)
Shocked diamonds in agglutinated foraminifera from the
Cretaceous/Paleogene Boundary, Italy - a preliminary report.
In: Kaminski, M. A. and Coccioni, R., (eds.) Proceedings of
the Seventh International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera.
Grzybowski Foundation Special Publications (13). The Grzybowski
Foundation, London, UK, pp. 57-60. ISBN 9788392486930

Abstract at

http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/6535/

PDF file at:

http://www.es.ucl.ac.uk/people/m-kaminski/reprints-pdfs/KAJC08.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

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