Joburg diamonds tell a story

19 January 2016 - 02:25
By Shaun Smillie

Joburg diamonds are rare but, boy, do they have a story to tell. The story told by three diamonds dug up near Klerksdorp more than 80 years ago is of a time when plate tectonics were first beginning to shift deep inside the earth.A group of international scientists from South Africa and Canada have used diamonds to take a peek at what was happening on earth 3.

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