The source of diamonds in the Diamantina (Minas Gerais) region: Fm. Sopa – Brumadinho


The precambrian Sopa Conglomerate is the source for modern alluvial diamonds deposits in the Diamantina (Minas Gerais) region. This old secondary formation is being reworked by the rivers in the area, releasing the diamonds it stores (themselves originated in primary, still unidentified, sources) into modern alluvia. Both the old conglomerate (Fm. Sopa – Brumadinho – … Continue reading The source of diamonds in the Diamantina (Minas Gerais) region: Fm. Sopa – Brumadinho