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Geochemist Graham Pearson reveals the science behind prospecting for this precious resource
June 3, 2014
Canada didn’t enter the diamond industry until the mid-2000s, yet it has quickly become the third largest producer in the world by value, excavating more than $1 billion dollars of diamonds a year. The country’s diamonds are known for their beauty and quality and it now mines more than 15 percent of the world’s supply. Finding rich deposits of this stunning mineral is crucial to maintaining the industry and the country’s reputation as a leading producer of it.
Geochemist Graham Pearson and his team at the University of Alberta’s Arctic Resources Laboratory — one of the world’s leading diamond research labs —work with some of the largest diamond companies such as De Beers, to help them find rich deposits in Canada’s north.
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