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Where do diamonds come from?. Answer the question in your books. Diamonds: Friend or Foe?. Where do diamonds come from?. Where do diamonds come from?. Aims: Investigate the journey of a diamond from its source to destination. Diamonds: Friend or Foe? Draw the table below in your book.

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where do diamonds come from

Where do diamonds come from?

Answer the question in your books.

diamonds friend or foe

Diamonds: Friend or Foe?

Where do diamonds come from?

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Where do diamonds come from?

Aims:

Investigate the journey of a diamond from its source to destination.

chase the answer
Chase the answer

To find out more about diamonds we will be chasing the answer.

Everybody will need an information sheet.

chase the answer1
Chase the answer
  • Read through the information I have given you.
  • Underline any words or phrases you don’t understand.
  • We will go through these as a group.
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Chase the answer

RULES:

1. Everyonein the group must be involved and respected.

2. Everyonemust write the answer down in their books in full sentences before collecting the next question.

3. No running or pushing

4. Noise levels are 'group-work' noise levels

where are diamonds created 1
Where are diamonds created? (1)

Diamonds are created deep under the surface of the Earth in the mantle.

This happens around 140-190km down where the heat and pressure are high enough.

how are diamonds transported to the surface of the earth 2
How are diamonds transported to the surface of the Earth? (2)

Diamonds are transported to the Earth’s surface by volcanic action under continental crust in kimberlite pipes.

where are diamonds found 3
Where are diamonds found? (3)

Diamonds are found in the earths surface in deposits of kimberlite (rock) known as kimberlite pipes.

what type of rock are diamonds found in 4
What type of rock are diamonds found in? (4)

Diamonds can be mined direct from kimberlite pipes called open pit mines.

Diamonds can also be found on flood plains where they have been eroded from the kimberlite by rivers.

what are diamonds used for 5
What are diamonds used for? (5)

Diamonds are used as gemstones in jewellery due to their light reflecting properties and beauty.

Diamonds are also used in industry for their hard properties in processes such as cutting of other materials.

which step is missing
Which step is missing?

We have found out how diamonds are formed, mined and used but what is the missing link from our story?

Discuss in your pairs where you think the diamonds might be transported to and traded/sold?

transporting cutting polishing and trading
Transporting, Cutting, Polishing and Trading

When diamonds are mined they must also be prepared for use, this preparation is called cutting and polishing.

Following cutting and polishing the diamonds are transported to somewhere they can be sold or traded.

where are diamonds traded
Where are diamonds traded?

Antwerp in Belgium has historically been extremely important to the diamond industry.

Even though this industry has recently decreased 70% of the world’s diamonds still pass through Antwerp, Belgium to be traded (sold).

Many people even sent their diamonds to Antwerp to be safeguarded during WW2.

m ark on the following countries to show the journey of a diamond
Mark on the following countries to show the journey of a diamond

Mined- Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia, Russia and USA.

Cut and polished- Belgium, India and Israel.

Traded-Antwerp, Belgium.

Sold- USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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Where do diamonds come from?

Create a cartoon strip or storyboard to explain where diamonds come from.

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Where do diamonds come from?
  • Where diamonds are formed.
  • How diamonds are transported to the Earth’s surface.
  • How diamonds are mined.
  • Cutting and polishing of diamonds.
  • Where diamonds are traded.
  • Two uses of diamonds.
where do diamonds come from4

Where do diamonds come from?

Answer the question in your books and compare it to your first answer.

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Where do diamonds come from?

Aims:

  • Know where diamonds are formed and why.
  • Explain the journey from source to use.