Sunday, May 3, 2020

A City With Building Materials Containing Diamonds

Environmental & Science Education
Earth Systems
Earth Science
Edward Hessler

It has been estimated that the buildings of Nordlingen, Germany contain 72000 tons (65317 metric tons) of diamonds, very small diamonds, that is. specks. The diamonds are the result of the impact when a meteorite hit the planet some 11 million years before present.

Another feature of Nordlingen is that it is a  town with an intact city wall.

The BBC Reel takes us on a tour in a short video (5 m 28 s).

This Wiki entry has information about the crater--a rampart crater, one that is unique to Earth but  common on Mars.

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