Are we sitting on Diamonds?


There may be a quadrillion tons of diamonds under the Earth’s surface, according to a study conducted by an international team of scientists and published Monday in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

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But don’t get your hopes up on mining them: According to the study, the deposits are located in “cratonic roots” between 90 and 150 miles below the Earth’s surface (much further than any drill has gone).

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