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'We Are Speaking About Trillions of Carats': Russia Reveals Vast Diamond Source Under 62-MILE-WIDE Asteroid Crater Which Could s


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 819 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Russia is about to start tapping into a huge source of diamonds that could supply the world market for the next 3,000 years. Scientists estimate there are 'trillions of carats' lying beneath a 35million-year-old asteroid crater in Siberia - more than ten



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Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 6:12 pm
OMG!
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:15 am
> Diamonds at Popigai Astroblem in Siberia are 'twice as hard' as normal,
seems like BS to me. 'twice as hard' on which scale ??

What are diamonds used for? I mean: what part for real (industrial) use, what part for vanity-purposes ?

 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:32 pm
noted thanks !
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:53 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:45 am
wow!
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:38 am
so, I suppose this means war with Russia to claim it for ourselves, or working overtime to cripple the country economically and push the country towards spiralling into chaos so multinational corporations can move in and mine it for cheap?
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:57 pm
just like humanity....think greedily of the riches before we even can learn about the science......
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 11:26 pm
Thanks Marty.

Perhaps we can have too much of a good thing; see Australia's recent experience with industrial diamonds!
 

Dan(iel)) M. (25)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:43 am
Interesting !!
 

Dan(iel)) M. (25)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:51 am
Interesting
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Friday September 21, 2012, 9:26 pm
What ever happened to the manmade diamonds, rubies and emerald? Were they squashed by De biers?
 

Diane L. (110)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:59 pm
Cool! Wonder what this will do to the African "blood" diamonds? I have several pieces........real (not big) and fake ones and all I know is that I can't tell the difference, so really don't care, personally. I also have real and lab-created emeralds, rubies and saphires and side-by-side, can't tell the difference between lab-created and mined.
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:48 am
The De Beers family group of companies are going to be really worried. They have controlled the diamond marked world wide so far by stockpiling diamonds and are very slowly releasing them to keep prices high, making billions. Finally they have competition, I wonder what Russia is going to do?
 
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