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 Post subject: Diamonds in the Sky
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:11 pm 
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this was on pbs/nova several years ago. there was a post in the "virtual marketplace" section of the forum discussing "a $56,000 diamond rough from the sky," which came accompanied with an EGL report, and was identified as "natural carbonado."

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/diamond/sky.html

at the bottom of the webpage, you may find "continue: a new theory of carbonado formation."
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I buy that theory much more then the diamonds that size being in the meteorite. I still stand by my original statement that a diamond that size is not likely going to survive entry into the atmosphere and impact as well. But forming due to the impact seems totally feasible to me.


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here's another articlel supporting the nova theory
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... monds.html


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:D thanks, red dirt, i enjoyed reading the nat'l geographic article. there's a couple of related links on the page, too.


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So, we may have DeBeers pioneering mining on the other planets!

Were they saying the comet/meteorite hits were actually carbanado bodies? Cool.

Linking this to another gem-forming phenomena - when some "holy men" pass onto the other side, it's said that gems form/are left in their wake, so to speak. Think it's the same sort of intense energetic thing happening?

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empress wrote:
So, we may have DeBeers pioneering mining on the other planets!


:lol: after they purchase them, lol!!


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