Rae Steinbach

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Looking for a Diamond? Look to the Sea

By Rae Steinbach 2019-03-25 23:06:01

Diamond mining has traditionally been restricted to the land. However, recent developments are changing that. Fears that land-based diamond mines may dry up and affect the business of buying and selling diamonds have spurred interest in underwater mining. Millions of years ago, gemstones washed into the ocean and settled at the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Namibia. Diamond companies are now focusing on mining them using vessels similar to oil rigs. This is particularly important for...

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