All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Antartica’

Icebound Russian Ship Set to be Rescued by Saturday

A Russian ship carrying 74 passengers has been stranded in the icy water mass of Antarctica since Tuesday. Strong winds through the ice-covered water caused The MV Akademik Shokalskiy to become trapped near Stillwell Island, far south of Hobart, Tasmania. What started on November 28 as a commemorated voyage dedicated to the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic voyage led by …

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Antarctica Diamonds In Prince Charles Mountains?

Could Antarctica have hit the jackpot in the sparkling and expensive type of ice? It might just be diamonds – scientists discovered kimberlight rocks which have been known to contain diamonds in the frozen Prince Charles mountains. “Kimberlites are a volumetrically minor component of the Earth’s volcanic record, but are very important as the major commercial source of diamonds and …

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