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Microworldofgems
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Diamond surface

#1 Post by Microworldofgems » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:16 pm

Here is the surface of a diamond from Wyoming using epi-DIC. The field of view is approximately 1.1mm
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Wes
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Re: Diamond surface

#2 Post by Wes » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:53 pm

Stunning! Is there a special name for the triangular structures visible in these photos and how did you produce the colors in the second image? This is all very, very interesting, a bit more detailed info on your epiDIC setup would be greatly appreciated as I'd like to invest in one.

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Re: Diamond surface

#3 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:08 pm

Some great background notes here:
https://www.geowyo.com/wyoming-diamonds.html

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Re: Diamond surface

#4 Post by Microworldofgems » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:20 pm

Wes wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Stunning! Is there a special name for the triangular structures visible in these photos and how did you produce the colors in the second image? This is all very, very interesting, a bit more detailed info on your epiDIC setup would be greatly appreciated as I'd like to invest in one.

These triangular structures are generally referred to as “trigons”.

Hi wes, info on my scope specifically is here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8830

A good bit of info on the topic can also be found here:

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/art ... piDIC.html

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