Diamond hunters assisted by Swiss breakthrough - SWI swissinfo.ch

Diamond hunters assisted by Swiss breakthrough - SWI swissinfo.ch

Diamond hunters assisted by Swiss breakthrough A new discovery by Swiss researchers could make the search for diamonds easier. They found that the composition of the mineral olivine in stones can reveal whether or not they contain diamonds. Olivine consists of different proportions of magnesium and iron, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) explained in a statement on Thursday. Geologists from ETH Zurich, together with colleagues from the University of Melbourne, have now discovered that the …