Diamonds are forever frozen under Antarctic ice | Pacific Beat

Diamonds are forever frozen under Antarctic ice

Diamonds are forever frozen under Antarctic ice

Updated 18 December 2013, 9:53 AEST

Australian scientists have stumbled across an expected source of kimberlite, in Antarctica.

The volcanic rock formation delivers most of the world's diamonds.

Mining is not an option in Antarctica because it's a protected area, so any diamonds under the ice will have to stay there for now.

Presenter: Stephanie Smail

Speaker: Greg Yaxley, Australian National University; Professor Dima Kamenetsky, University of Tasmania

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