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Squeezing Diamond Into Graphite

A major diamond mystery has finally been cracked. For 40 years, scientists have tried but failed to apply so much pressure on the hard rocks that they would become something other than diamond. Now researchers reported that they succeeded.

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• Capital Hill Gold
• Calais Resources
• Copper Ridge Explorations
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