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Traces Of Diamonds Found In Antarctica

December 19, 2013

Researchers have found signs of diamonds in Antarctica! They have discovered a kimberlite deposit—rocks known for their propensity to contain diamonds. Diamonds are created deep in the Earth’s mantle by heavy heat and pressure, then after millions of years are brought to the surface by volcanoes and locked in the distinctive kimberlite rocks. But we won’t really know if the rocks contain diamonds because there is an international ban on mining the frozen continent until 2041.

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