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Gazing Into a Diamond’s Flaws Has Revealed Hidden Clues About How Our Planet Formed – ScienceAlert

More than mere beautiful, coveted stones, diamonds hold another sort of wealth: fragments of Earth’s deep history.

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More than mere beautiful, coveted stones, diamonds hold another sort of wealth: fragments of Earth’s deep history. 
From flaws within the mineral’s near-perfect lattice, scientists have just worked out how to extract long-hidden records of our planet’s past.
“We like the ones that no one else really wants,” said geochemist Yaakov Weiss from Columbia University, referring to the diamonds full of impurities that don’t look as clear and shiny as those desired for jewelry. 
These fibrous, dirty-looking…

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