A Look at Kimberlites: The Volcanoes that Carry Diamonds
Natural diamonds crystallize at great depths, far deeper than we can dig or drill into the Earth. So how is it that diamonds can be found among us? The answer lies in rare and unusual volcanoes called kimberlites. These deeply-seated volcanic eruptions can sometimes pick up diamonds, along with other minerals and rock fragments, and blast them to the top. Think of kimberlites as elevators that diamonds use to ride up to Earth’s surface!