"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
According to Web Elements, C amounts to 500,000 ppb by atoms in the
Universe. A significant portion of that is diamond-C in fine space
dust which could make very fine jewelry if you are the size of a
bed bug. Nanodiamond is now of medical interest as we read in
"Nanodiamonds are alternatives to toxic quantum dots" at
I am presently preparing a number of samples from mantle-derived and
related deposits and wondering about the history of C in igneous rock
which has come a long way both horizontally and vertically and over a
long period of time. We are told that some terrane rocks here in BC
match up to terrane material in Japan. The original mantle rock may
come from 100 miles down and what, after all, has been the journey of
an atom of C over millions and billions of years of time? Organic C
from a bed bug sized ET adorned with fine jewelry and maybe even a
little DNA could have arrived here when a space rock collided with
this planet to create the Moon and the organic C may have been turned
into soot, graphite or diamond as a result of the collision. A C atom
of any kind from space may have journeyed downward into the mantle
as supercontinents formed and dispersed in cycles over billions of
years. It could be organic C today, soot tomorrow and graphite or
diamond the next “day” in ET terms since a cosmic geological day can
be of any length.
Acme assayers can affordably tell us how much organic and inorganic
C there is in a 2 gram sample of dust. How does one obtain assays of
let us say 100 mantle samples at the Acme price which are specific
for fine diamond C? That will allow vectors to be drawn which point
to the diamond source. Can the De Beers Lab at University of Alberta
do this? GIA?
PS - If ET has travelled across a few galaxies to get here, what
meaning would he attach to the wiki picture of that “big hole” at
Kimberley, over 1,000 metres deep, used to extract a few pieces of
fine C which would fit in the average clothes closet?