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November 19 2007 News for Kids Newsletter

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The Diamond Rush
More Than 700 Diamonds Have Been Found at Crater of Diamonds Park and It's Finders' Keepers. Find out more about this national treasure.

Further Your Diamond Knowledge
Diamonds are made up almost entirely of carbon. The stones are formed deep below the Earth's surface by tremendous heat and high pressure. Diamonds are carried to the surface by volcanic eruptions. We find diamonds in the volcanic rock known as kimberlite. Once mined, the brilliant stones will never grow back.

See Inside a Diamond
This Hot Science activities allow you to build a carbon atom out of quarks and electrons, while the other interactive activity allows the reader to manipulate a diamond crystal, giving it a three-dimensional look into how its carbon atoms are arranged.

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