Field geological and mineralogical investigations, as well as geophysical data analysis, have been recently applied in the western part of Makhtesh Ramon area (central Negev, Israel). The aim of this investigation was to search proposed kimberlite pipes (diamondiferous associations) of the Cretaceous age. Interpretation of geophysical data and space image analysis allowed to identify of a few objects favorable for detailed investigation. Mineralogical analyses of selected samples and their electronic imaging permitted to classification a lot of the most important indicator minerals of diamondiferous association and more than 400 microdiamonds.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits|
|State||Published - 10 Sep 2002|