Super-deep’ diamonds may hold new information about Earth’s interior

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  • How are “super deep” diamonds different than most natural diamonds and where in the mantle might these “super deeps” form?
  • How did scientists reproduce the formation of these potential diamonds?
  • What features in diamonds make them useful for learning about the Earth’s interior?
  • How is a diamond’s hardness of value to scientists?.

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