Rare Plant Pinpoints Exact Location of Diamonds

Rare Plant Pinpoints Exact Location of Diamonds.Florida International University researcher Stephen Haggerty has discovered a rare plant that grows exclusively over equally rare kimberlite pipes, the chutes that bring diamonds from Earth’s mantle to the surface. His findings are published in the latest edition ofEconomic Geology.

The plant, Pandanus candelabrum, could revolutionize diamond prospecting in areas with dense vegetation. It grows to a height of 30 feet and sports palm-like fronds that make it easily identifiable against jungle flora.

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