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Scientists believe diamonds provide clues as to earth's formation

An analysis of inclusions in diamonds is enabling scientists to better understand the process of plate tectonics and clues as to how the Earth's continental plates formed.

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U.S. and South African researchers have studied inclusions in diamonds from five ancient continents and used the information to map out the history of Earth's crust.

Written by: CHLOÉ POUPON-DUMONTET Diamond Jewellery Advisor

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