A quadrillion tons of diamonds


Hoid
#1
https://www.livescience.com/63074-ea...-diamonds.html

New estimates out the potential total of diamonds buried in the Earth's crust at just a single quadrillion tons more than previously hypothesized.

Oil and gas estimates are also out by about that much.
 
Bar Sinister
#2
No big surprise there. De Beers has kept diamond prices high for decades by restricting their sale.



https://www.economist.com/special-re...-isnt-for-ever
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

https://www.livescience.com/63074-ea...-diamonds.html

New estimates out the potential total of diamonds buried in the Earth's crust at just a single quadrillion tons more than previously hypothesized.

Oil and gas estimates are also out by about that much.

Which is why there is no reason to do away with fossil fuels. We are god for at least 200 more years.
 
Bar Sinister
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Which is why there is no reason to do away with fossil fuels. We are god for at least 200 more years.

It all depends on how much poison you like in your air. We also have a several century supply of asbestos, but we don't use that any more do we?
 
petros
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#5
Yes we do.

But these diamonds are unreachable: They're located about 90 to 150 miles (145 to 240 kilometers) below the surface of the Earth in the "roots" of cratons, which are large sections of rock. Cratons lie beneath most continental tectonic plates and have barely moved since ancient times, according to a statement from MIT News.
 
Curious Cdn
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

https://www.livescience.com/63074-ea...-diamonds.html

New estimates out the potential total of diamonds buried in the Earth's crust at just a single quadrillion tons more than previously hypothesized.

Oil and gas estimates are also out by about that much.

I guess that diamonds are worth next to nothing, then.

De Beers ain't gonna like that.
 
petros
#7
It changes nothing.
 
Bar Sinister
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yes we do.

But these diamonds are unreachable: They're located about 90 to 150 miles (145 to 240 kilometers) below the surface of the Earth in the "roots" of cratons, which are large sections of rock. Cratons lie beneath most continental tectonic plates and have barely moved since ancient times, according to a statement from MIT News.




So what. That has nothing to do with my OP.
 

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