Monday, May 07, 2012

Crocodile diamonds

Crocodile Diamonds
Andre Willers
8 May 2012
Alluvial Diamonds are sequestrated over very long periods of time as crocodile dung . Very rich deposits are hidden in river banks .
Discussion :
Alluvial diamonds in some South African rivers were eaten by fish , and eventually by the top-predators , crocs . Their fantastic immune system encapsulated the diamonds in a carbon capsule , which was eventually excreted in their dens in the river banks . Here they metamorphized (fossilised ? ) into rock-like lumps .
These would all be large stones .
Happy hunting !

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