Researchers Find Strange Rock that Contains Over 30,000 Diamonds

December 18, 2014 1:00 PM

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Talk about coolness- a team of Russian miners have now pulled out a strange-looking red and green stone from the depths of the earth, which is unlike any stone ever seen in the history. These workers at Alrosa’s Udachnaya diamond mine have unearthed a rock measuring around 30mm which contains around 30,000 diamonds- a concentration which is 1 million times higher than normal.

This rock is however, donated to the Russian Academy of Sciences- mostly because the diamonds are too small to be used as gems. The researchers have scanned the rock with X-rays and found that the diamonds measure just around 1 mm and are octahedral in shape- which is similar to two pyramids stuck t...

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