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Monday, 14 December 2015 13:33

Conflict Diamonds and The Kimberly Process

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Conflict Diamonds and The Kimberly Process The issue of conflict diamonds was brought to the attention of the American general public in 2006 with the release of the blockbuster movie; Blood Diamond. Leonardo DiCaprio received an oscar nomination for his performance which dramatically outlined the use of conflict diamonds for war financing in Sierra Leon during its civil war between 1996-2001. Blood Diamond was just a snapshot of a much more malignant problem that was occurring throughout Angola, Sierra Leon, Liberia, and other countries. It is estimated...

Friday, 08 May 2015 14:12

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A rare African plant has been found to lead diamond miners to kimberlite pipes - columns of underground volcanic rock that run hundreds of meters across and extend deep into the earth - left by ancient eruptions that exhumed diamonds from the mantle. This plant is exciting news for rough miners because of its exclusivity to the kimberlite soil in which it grows. According to a recent geological survey in Northwest Liberia the plant has been identified as Pandanus candelabrum. It is thorny and palmlike and is the first and only plant known to grow in the...

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 02:07


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