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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News, The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Geologic model posits Alaska diamonds

Fairbanks geologist David Szumigala envisages processes that might have occurred to create the valuable gems far from kimberlites


Last updated 3/26/2006 at Noon

Just because Alaska is nowhere near any of the world's kimberlite provinces, doesn't mean that geologist David Szumigala is giving up hope on finding diamonds in the state. "Thinking conventionally doesn't mean that you are right!" is Szumigala's approach to the problem. Without the presence of kimberlite, he had to draw up an alternative geological model that would explain how diamonds could t...

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