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A Gemstone's Wild Ride

How diamonds erupt from deep within Earth

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12:32pm, June 26, 2007

Thanks to their hardness, durability, and rarity, diamonds are symbols of eternal love and wealth. A new analysis of how these gems emerge from the depths where they were forged billions of years ago suggests that they should also evoke images of diamond-studded fountains of gas and rock.

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