Diamond Mining

There is magic afoot! Wow. This is the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster, also sometimes called the Phoenix. I love the symbol of the Phoenix, rising from the ashes of death and destruction. It is catharsis at its most magnificent. It has also got me thinking about diamonds, and how they’re formed deep in the Earth under extreme heat and extreme pressure. They’re found 100 miles or more below underground, and are brought to the surface by volcanic activity and a substance called Kimberlite. It is the Kimberlite veins that are mined, and the rocks are smashed to reveal the diamonds within. According to one source I saw, it can take over 250 tons of rock to find one diamond. I love that these Continue reading Diamond Mining