Sep 20 - Russian asteroid crater revealed to be filled with over $1 quadrillion of diamonds

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 6 years ago '12        #1
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Sep 20 - Russian asteroid crater revealed to be filled with over $1 quadrillion of diamonds
 

 

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Call it the Soviet Union's most valuable cold war secret. This past weekend, Russia declassified the existence of what could very well be the richest diamond field in existence, located in the depths of a 62-mile diameter asteroid crater known as Popigai Astroblem in Siberia.

The diamonds found in the Popigai Astroblem are known as "impact diamonds." They're created when a meteor strikes a graphite deposit, as happened there an estimated 35 million years ago. Impact diamonds are significantly harder than normal diamonds, and are best suited for industrial or scientific use.

Given that diamonds can sell for $2,000 per karat with unusually large diamonds going for as much as $20 million, a discovery of "trillions of karats" could value this hole in the quadrillions of dollars. Of course, a diamond discovery of this magnitude is almost sure to have a serious downward impact in the per-karat price should full-scale mining operations ever begin.

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 Russian asteroid crater revealed to be filled with over $1 quadrillion of diamonds | Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News

60 comments for "Sep 20 - Russian asteroid crater revealed to be filled with over $1 quadrillion of diamonds"

 6 years ago '06        #2
philly337 21 heat pts21
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Time to go to war and take that sh*t
 6 years ago '04        #3
jlandryst 1545 heat pts1545
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you cant use these diamonds for jewelry they are industrial diamonds you can only use them for research and for industrial purposes.
 6 years ago '11        #4
Pakchoy 854 heat pts854
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Shieeeeeet i might hold off buying the wife the tennis bracelet for christmas if i can get a 20 karat one for $600 bucks
 6 years ago '05        #5
rawchester 16 heat pts16
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they'll just do what they already do with diamonds, Mine them and hide the vast majority of them to make it appear as if supply is so much lower than demand. They already say in the article that they are onoy good for "industrial purposes".. sure.........
 6 years ago '06        #6
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 rawchester said:
they'll just do what they already do with diamonds, Mine them and hide the vast majority of them to make it appear as if supply is so much lower than demand. They already say in the article that they are onoy good for "industrial purposes".. sure.........
You dyslexic? How you get "only good" from best suited?
 6 years ago '05        #7
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 Southern_Boi said:
You dyslexic? How you get "only good" from best suited?
either way, I doubt we see a major dip in the price of diamonds.
 6 years ago '06        #8
"SS" 28 heat pts28
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I work in a pawnshop and had to classes to learn to properly appraise jewelry one of the first things I learned is that diamonds are not nearly as valuable as we are made to believe they are. a jeweler will by the most low quality diamonds available alter them to make them look decent and raise the price literally about 500% for something that is virtually worthless but we as consumers are led to believe diamonds are what its all about when in all actuality precious metals hold way more value. now there are some beautiful and valuable stones out there that are worth money but for the most part they are all of medium to low quality
 09-21-2012, 08:19 AM         #9
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 "SS" said:
I work in a pawnshop and had to classes to learn to properly appraise jewelry one of the first things I learned is that diamonds are not nearly as valuable as we are made to believe they are. a jeweler will by the most low quality diamonds available alter them to make them look decent and raise the price literally about 500% for something that is virtually worthless but we as consumers are led to believe diamonds are what its all about when in all actuality precious metals hold way more value. now there are some beautiful and valuable stones out there that are worth money but for the most part they are all of medium to low quality
Yup. If diamonds weren't sat on and held back from the market they'd be somewhat worthless. There's so many diamonds in the world, without market manipulation the only thing they'd be good for is paving your fu*king drive ways as an alternative to gravel
 6 years ago '06        #10
nightmare 429 heat pts429
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 ROFLSTOMP said:
Yup. If diamonds weren't sat on and held back from the market they'd be somewhat worthless. There's so many diamonds in the world, without market manipulation the only thing they'd be good for is paving your fu*king drive ways as an alternative to gravel
thats all they were ever good for, ppl just value them because they sparkle
 09-21-2012, 09:01 AM         #11
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 jlandryst said:
you cant use these diamonds for jewelry they are industrial diamonds you can only use them for research and for industrial purposes.
Den I'mma hav uh industrial chain my nigguh...
 6 years ago '06        #12
imthatinfamous 39 heat pts39
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 philly337 said:
Time to go to war and take that sh*t
 6 years ago '08        #13
Keno 19 heat pts19
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 rawchester said:
they'll just do what they already do with diamonds, Mine them and hide the vast majority of them to make it appear as if supply is so much lower than demand. They already say in the article that they are onoy good for "industrial purposes".. sure.........
truth, one company damn near owns are your precious diamonds or the one's you wear. They hold them in a vault to control supply and diamond.
 09-21-2012, 04:21 PM         #14
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 Playajay38 said:
Russia just came up big time
So did you wake up this morning like "you know what, I'm going to try to be a complete fu*kin idiot today"?

THE VERY FIRST LINE YOU POSTED.

"Call it the Soviet Union's most valuable cold war secret. This past weekend, Russia declassified the existence of what could very well be the richest diamond field in existence,'

yea, they "came up" like 30 years ago
 6 years ago '04        #15
getyagameup 24 heat pts24
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 "SS" said:
I work in a pawnshop and had to classes to learn to properly appraise jewelry one of the first things I learned is that diamonds are not nearly as valuable as we are made to believe they are. a jeweler will by the most low quality diamonds available alter them to make them look decent and raise the price literally about 500% for something that is virtually worthless but we as consumers are led to believe diamonds are what its all about when in all actuality precious metals hold way more value. now there are some beautiful and valuable stones out there that are worth money but for the most part they are all of medium to low quality
what are industrial uses for diamonds??
 6 years ago '05        #16
rawchester 16 heat pts16
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 getyagameup said:
what are industrial uses for diamonds??
i know that they are used for heavy duty cutting. Because the diamonds are so hard they can cut things that other tools cant, so there are a lot of metal tipped blades, drillb its, etc... Thats the only use Im aware of without googling anything.
 6 years ago '06        #17
imthatinfamous 39 heat pts39
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 "SS" said:
I work in a pawnshop and had to classes to learn to properly appraise jewelry one of the first things I learned is that diamonds are not nearly as valuable as we are made to believe they are. a jeweler will by the most low quality diamonds available alter them to make them look decent and raise the price literally about 500% for something that is virtually worthless but we as consumers are led to believe diamonds are what its all about when in all actuality precious metals hold way more value. now there are some beautiful and valuable stones out there that are worth money but for the most part they are all of medium to low quality
i learned about this too
who was the company that created the marketing campaign that literally increases the price of diamonds by 600%...
 6 years ago '04        #18
LordBlanco|M 52 heat pts52
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America like
 6 years ago '04        #19
#RAPTORSWON 228 heat pts228
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If stupid c*nts and dumb a.ss rappers didn't value diamonds so much, it would be worthless...
 6 years ago '06        #20
"SS" 28 heat pts28
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 imthatinfamous said:
i learned about this too
who was the company that created the marketing campaign that literally increases the price of diamonds by 600%...
de'beers
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