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Home The BlogRussia's "Trillions of Carats" Secret Diamond Field

Russia's "Trillions of Carats" Secret Diamond Field

Russia scientists have revealed the secret of a hidden diamond field containing “trillions of carats” in Siberia. The diamonds were discovered beneath a 35-million-year-old asteroid crater in Popigai, Siberia in the 1970’s but kept a secret by the government at the time update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = The Soviet Union) until now. The asteroid crashed into Earth 35 million years ago and created an impact zone running 62 miles in diameter on the field the diamonds were discovered back in the 70s. The diamonds discovered are extra special impact diamonds formed by the asteroid crashing into the carbon-based compound graphite. However due to their extreme hardness compared to normal diamonds these diamond can never be used to be cut for jewels. The diamonds will be used for their industrial applications and are known as impacted diamonds. The secret of this diamond field has only just been revealed as the Soviets kept it a secret to avoid upsetting the worlds diamond market already favouring them.
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