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By Shane Lasley
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Alaska diamonds enigma persists

New geological models speculate on potential source of Alaska's off-craton carboniferous gems; Tintina Fault aids, complicates search


Last updated 5/29/2011 at Noon

Setting aside the textbooks and adopting a new geological model may be the first requirement for the adventurous explorer seeking the source of alluvial diamonds found in Alaska.

The precious gems have been found in the workings of placer gold mines in Interior Alaska and rumors of similar discoveries swirl in other regions of the state and neighboring Yukon Territory. But neither of these Far...

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