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Yakutia’s Diamonds

Yakutia, a Russian republic in Siberia, is famous for its diamonds. The diamonds here are a relic of Yakutia’s tumultuous past. Over 100 volcanoes once were active in the region. Under high pressure and extreme temperatures, they formed the diamonds. Erosion washed them out and dispersed them. The geologists are throwing a net of probe sites over the region.