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Quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior?
07-17-2018, 08:10 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth's interior

There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities. But the new results are unlikely to set off a diamond rush. The scientists estimate the precious minerals are buried more than 100 miles below the surface, far deeper than any drilling expedition has ever reached.

The ultradeep cache may be scattered within cratonic roots—the oldest and most immovable sections of rock that lie beneath the center of most continental tectonic plates. Shaped like inverted mountains, cratons can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth's crust and into its mantle; geologists refer to their deepest sections as "roots."

In the new study, scientists estimate that cratonic roots may contain 1 to 2 percent diamond. Considering the total volume of cratonic roots in the Earth, the team figures that about a quadrillion (1016) tons of diamond are scattered within these ancient rocks, 90 to 150 miles below the surface.


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-reveal-dia...earth.html

İmage
07-17-2018, 08:41 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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After reading 'deep in Earth's interior', I gave up all hope of treasure hunting.
07-17-2018, 09:46 PM #3
Team Uzi ռօ ǟʀȶɨʄɨƈɨǟʟ ֆաɛɛȶɛռɛʀֆ
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Maybe one will fall on your head.
In 2008, pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan. And, according to a new study, these meteorite crystals provide the first physical evidence of an ancient lost building block from the dawn of the solar system.

In the study, a research team found that the Almahata Sitta meteorite once belonged to a protoplanet, one of tens of early worlds that experienced impacts and buildups to ultimately create the rocky planets in our solar system.

ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs
07-17-2018, 10:12 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-17-2018, 09:46 PM)Team Uzi Wrote:  Maybe one will fall on your head.
In 2008, pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan. And, according to a new study, these meteorite crystals provide the first physical evidence of an ancient lost building block from the dawn of the solar system.

In the study, a research team found that the Almahata Sitta meteorite once belonged to a protoplanet, one of tens of early worlds that experienced impacts and buildups to ultimately create the rocky planets in our solar system.

The chances are just the same one may fall on your head.
07-18-2018, 12:04 AM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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So how did enough plant matter get 100 miles deep and there be enough to make enough coal to become a quadrillion tons of diamonds IN ADDITION TO all the rest of the diamonds, coal and oil in the world?

Not buying it.

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
07-18-2018, 12:14 AM #6
Team Uzi ռօ ǟʀȶɨʄɨƈɨǟʟ ֆաɛɛȶɛռɛʀֆ
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It's not so far fetched.
Surface materials eventually end up back in the earth's molten core.
Most volcanoes form because tectonic plates, vast sections of Earth’s crust, smash against or slide underneath each other. The pushing and melting there feed the volcanoes in the infamous Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean. But hot spot–spawned volcanoes like Hawaii’s are a different breed. They are nowhere near tectonic plate edges, and yet millions of years ago they spewed out so much lava that they nearly blanketed whole continents with molten rock or covered the globe with soot. Geologists believe the source of this magma is coming from just above Earth’s outer core, but they’re not exactly sure how.

ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs
07-20-2018, 07:24 AM #7
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(07-17-2018, 08:10 PM)Octo Wrote:  Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth's interior

There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities. But the new results are unlikely to set off a diamond rush. The scientists estimate the precious minerals are buried more than 100 miles below the surface, far deeper than any drilling expedition has ever reached.

The ultradeep cache may be scattered within cratonic roots—the oldest and most immovable sections of rock that lie beneath the center of most continental tectonic plates. Shaped like inverted mountains, cratons can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth's crust and into its mantle; geologists refer to their deepest sections as "roots."

In the new study, scientists estimate that cratonic roots may contain 1 to 2 percent diamond. Considering the total volume of cratonic roots in the Earth, the team figures that about a quadrillion (1016) tons of diamond are scattered within these ancient rocks, 90 to 150 miles below the surface.


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-reveal-dia...earth.html

İmage

Dang! That's a lot of misplaced jewelry.




Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.

Can you ask yourself "Why do I love discovering how my protons can experience Loving Kindness?"
07-20-2018, 07:25 AM #8
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Like they say in the real estate business: "Location, location, location."

BTW, can you imagine the vortex of energy all those diamonds would be giving off!

Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.

Can you ask yourself "Why do I love discovering how my protons can experience Loving Kindness?"
07-20-2018, 08:06 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,269 Threads:1,556 Joined:Feb 2011
I don't know what sort of energy diamonds possess. I have one diamond and it's in my glass cutter 13.gif



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