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How Black Diamonds were Created


Black diamonds are extremely rare and are actually a type of pure carbon crystal rock called carbonado. Carbonado or black diamonds are found in alluvial deposits which are loose earth sediments that have been eroded, moved and deposited by different sources of fresh water. There are various theories of how black diamonds were created. One of the theories of how black diamonds were created is by the earth’s pressure on the diamond, much like other diamonds are formed.

Some people believe that black diamonds were created as a result of a large meteor from outer space that collided with the earth millions of years ago. They believe that the meteor which contained black diamond’s hit the earth’s crust where Central Africa and Brazil were to be formed millions of years later. This theory may be true, as these are the only two areas in the world where black diamonds are known to be found. Black diamonds also contain traces of nitrogen and hydrogen elements. Scientists therefore believe that black diamond’s originate from outer space.

Another theory of how black diamonds were created is through the nuclear fission of uranium and thorium. Nuclear fission occurs when free photons and neutrons are produced when an atom splits, releasing an immense amount of energy. If black diamonds were created in this manner, it must have been billions of years ago.

Most theories include some form of collision of rock from outer space that collided with the earth. One theory includes a giant star in the solar system that exploded into a supernova with its deposits descending to earth. Others believe that black diamonds were formed by an asteroid that collided with the earth. Despite the numerous theories of how black diamonds were created, they remain mysterious and alluring and a real treasure to own.