Diamonds in Antarctica

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers have discovered kimberlite deposits in Antartica which are rocks known to hold a wealth of diamonds.

    Researchers have found signs of diamonds in Antarctica! They have discovered 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.