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10:48 Nov 6, 2008
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French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Mining & Minerals / Gems / Type of diamond?
French term or phrase: diamants...de carbone
"Ainsi en 2006, XXXXXX [a "bureau d'achat"] n’a pas acheté de diamants industriels, ni de ***carbone*** ou de boarts ; son prix moyen au carat est de ce fait assez haut ( Y.YYY US $ / ct )."
Conor McAuley
France
Local time: 16:39
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Explanation:
Carbon diamonds are just what they sound like, real diamonds.

Boart diamonds are impure rubbish diamonds and diamond powder.

I think you are going to have to rephrase a bit to get this across.

Terry Richards
France
Local time: 16:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2

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neutral  rkillings: "real diamond"? All diamonds, natural or artificial, are by definition elemental carbon in crystalline form. Industrial diamonds are real diamonds, just not gem-quality.
19 hrs
  -> Yes, the difference is the size of the crystals and the level of impurities.
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