Friday, 28 September 2012

Found billion carats of diamonds in Siberia

Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the enormous deposits of industrial diamonds, found in a meteorite crater in Siberia, could initiate a new revolution in the industry.

The statement said that the crater Popigaj in eastern Siberia has "many billions of cards" of diamonds that can be used to make jewelry, but only for technological needs and exceeds all known global reserves of conventional diamonds.

According to the director of the Institute of Geology and Minerals in Novosibirsk Nicholas Pokilenka, carried by RIA Novosti, Siberian diamonds have different molecular forms of carbon, which are twice as strong as conventional diamond industry and have excellent potential.

He was confident that it could lead to a true revolution in several industries, but it will not disrupt the classic diamond market, because it can be used to make jewelry.

Diamonds are found in Meteor Crater Soviet scientists were in the seventies, but never exploited, because then thought to be a better synthetic diamonds for industrial use.

Until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the site managed as a state secret.

Pokilenko says that this unprecedented hardness of diamonds result of extremely high temperatures as a result of the explosion, which occurred at a time when the meteorite hit the earth 35 million years ago and created a crater 100 kilometers wide.

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