Strange plant only grows where there are diamonds beneath

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/05/this-...here-are-diamonds-beneath-the-ground-5181334/

    Garden spades at the ready – geologists have noticed that one particular thorny plant only grows where there are fortunes in diamonds beneath the ground.

    A Florida International University researcher believes that the plant – pandanus candelabrum – grows on top of lava pipes, and is an easy way to spot potential diamond mines.

    It’s the first species thought to be a pointer to diamond mines – and could make millions for prospectors.

    It’s native to Liberia – an African nation rich in diamonds, but ravaged by civil war and a recent Ebola outbreak.

    ‘Prospectors are going to jump on it like crazy,’ says Steven Shirey, a geologist at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

    http://www.mining.com/this-plant-may-be-the-best-diamond-finding-tool-youll-ever-have/

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    Stephen Haggerty, who specializes in diamond research, has found a new prickly, palm-like plant that seems to grow only on top of kimberlite pipes — columns of volcanic rock hundreds of meters across that extend deep into Earth, which are the source of most of today’s commercial diamonds.
     
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    I wish one was growing in my back yard.
     
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    Oh Liberia. Well shit it's like finding a delicious piece of cake with fire ants all over it. Not worth it.
     
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    Haggerty??? Hmmm.... looks like a tribesman to me.
     
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    Bethanius Ostroskium
     
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    Jews manipulate the price of diamonds. They're a shitty investment. The "two months salary" rule of thumb for an engagement ring is a joke. Gold has value. Diamonds do not have value.
     
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    Diamonds have industrial value for cutting tools, etc.

    They can take their fucking two months rule and shove a conflict diamond up their ass. I ain't paying no $271 to get married...again. :ufacepalm:

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    Cartier, DeBeers and Tiffany & Co. control almost all of the commercials diamond market. Prices are kept artificially high based on the false belief that they are rare. They have an almost unlimited amount of gem quality stones. Literally TONS of them. Add to the fact that diamonds can now be manufactured, the real worth of a diamond is what any sucker is willing to pay. Ultimately they're just shiny rocks.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I wonder how much the diamond mine workers would be making if they didn't open a mining operation there.