Thursday, 24 May 2018

Scientists measure the age of a rock with a process called radiometric dating. The minerals in a rock might contain radioactive elements, that decay at set rates this makes it possible to determine their age and the age of the diamond that encloses them. Diamond themselves can’t be dated, but fortunately, some diamonds contain inclusions with elements that can be dated.

Courtesy: GIA. Resource: Amanda. #eClarity

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