30,000 Diamonds Found in One Small Rock

December 17, 2014 10:21 PM

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If diamonds truly are a girl's best friend, an unusual formation recently found in Russia may be the friendliest rock in the world. The rock, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, was found to contain a stunning 30,000 tiny diamonds and could provide important clues to Earth's geologic history.

The rock, discovered in Russia's massive Udachnaya diamond mine, was handed off to geology and earth science experts soon after it was unearthed. That's because the tiny diamonds it contains are far too small to have any worth as cut and polished gems.

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