Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds

LiveScience and the Knoxville News Sentinel featured findings by Earth and Planetary Science Professor Larry Taylor. Taylor studied a rock that contained 30,000 tiny diamonds and shades of red and green. According to Taylor, the astonishing amount of diamonds, and the rock’s unusual Christmas coloring, will provide important clues to Earth’s geologic history as well as the origin of these prized gemstones. “The associations of minerals will tell us something about the genesis of this rock, which is a strange one indeed,” he said. To read the full article, visit livescience.com and the Knoxville News Sentinel.