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Impact of a meteorite formed a large deposit of diamonds in Yakutia, Russia- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:53

According to the press service of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of V.S.Soboleva of Russian Academy of Sciences, scientists from Institute of Geology and Mineralogy in June 2013 will go on an expedition to Popigai crater in Yakutia, Russia for study of the unique diamond deposit, which was formed as a result of high temperatures and pressures encountered with the impact of a large meteorite on the ground by about 35.7 million years ago. The diameter of the Popigai crater is 100 kilometers, it is located on the territory of Yakutia and Taimyr Autonomous District. The territory of the crater Popigay does not populated, nearest village - is the village of Khatanga, which is located about 400 kilometers north-west off the center of the crater. Scientists hope to find in the Popigai crater not only a large diamonds, but and other materials and substances, that could formed in such extreme temperature conditions. Popigai crater is the sixth largest crater in the world in the TOP 10 of all major terrestrial craters on this video:

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