Plugging Up The Kimberlite Magma?

a: Diamond ~
b: a Champagne Cork

What: See the link, which is a discussion of the geochemistry of kimberlite, the mineral in which diamonds are formed. Carbon dioxide is dissolved in molten rock. As this rock comes to the surface of the earth it encounters silica compounds which precipitate the carbon and make the magma lighter.

Writer: Sid Perkins
Date: Jul 30 2013 5:33 PM

Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.