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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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"Ice" Beneath the Ice?

Researchers have found deposits of kimberlite, a type of rock that frequently contains diamonds, in Antarctica, suggesting that the ice-covered continent could be hiding considerable riches. Environmentalists need not worry yet about diamond seekers, though; a 1991 treaty banned mining in Antarctica for 50 years, and many experts expect the ban to be extended when it expires in 2041. Some, however, are concerned that the recent find, added to the previous discoveries of gold, platinum, copper, iron, and coal on the continent, will induce signatories to let the ban lapse. More...
gradyone
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 1:57:06 AM

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Gotta love an article that mentions the ancient continent, Gondwanaland.

With the process of global warming well underway, what will Antarctica look like in 2041?

Patagonia?
Christine
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:44:01 PM
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"Kimberlite is a rare rock where diamonds are often found; it is named after the South African town of Kimberley, the site of a late 19th-century diamond rush."

Interesting
Absurdicuss
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:47:35 PM
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I predict that greed will carry the day and Antarctica will be torn wide open.
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