Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2023     |     PP. 36-59      |     PDF (1071 K)    |     Pub. Date: August 30, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/geosciences170275    55 Downloads     943 Views  


Aly A. Barakat, Retired, Senior Geologist, Previous Chairman of the Sukari Gold Mines, Egypt

The diamond received human beings interest much early in history as they imagined that it resembles haven in its sparkling sight. Then, they speculated that the source of diamond occurs in heaven. But how it reached earth’s surface? Their hypothesis, which called now legend, says that Adam brought it when God expelled him from the garden. The story must explain its occurrence in sand and gravels along river banks, so it adds notation elucidates that the diamond fell from Adam’s hand to the river. The myth opposite team, on the other hand, denouncing asked: but Adam brought one piece of diamond, while plenty of masses occur on the earth’s surface, the answer was ready: there were countless of Adams, not only one Adam! But not much people satisfied that there was more Adams. In response to that criticism, the legend team suggested that diamond is a living creature grows, marries and produces analogies. When the opposite team refused the story, the legend guardians engaged in deep thinking, directed them to create an interesting imagination indicating that diamond pieces fell from heaven like other natural phenomena; such theory will survive along human being living the earth!
Science did not eliminate the celestial source of diamond’s legend, but rather provides results indicate that it contains seeds of truth, when it revealed the existence of tiny grains of diamonds in meteorites. It is true that the traced diamonds in meteorites are microscopic, but that is not an indubitable certificate on the absence of macroscopic grains of diamond. This in fact has finally verified, from studying the extraterrestrial material named “Hypatia stone”, which assembled of visible diamond grains and crystals. Hypatia stone is a small chunk of suggested large celestial diamond body stuck the ground in southwestern Egypt from nearly 28 m.y. ago and created the gem quality material called the Libyan glass. This discovery, which reconsiders the legend of the celestial source of diamonds, confirms the precision and creativity of the suggestion that carbonado is of extraterrestrial source.

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Aly A. Barakat, DIAMOND METEORITES BETWEEN SCIENCE AND LEGENDS WITH REFERENCE TO HYPATIA STONE , SCIREA Journal of Geosciences. Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2023 | PP. 36-59. 10.54647/geosciences170275


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