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Scientists find oxidized iron deep within the Earth's interior

Scientists digging deep into the Earth's mantle recently made an unexpected discovery. Five hundred and fifty kilometres below the Earth's Surface, they found highly Oxidized Iron, similar to the rust we see on our planet's surface, within garnets found within diamonds. Diamonds with garnet inclusions can form at depths down to 550 kilometres below the surface [Credit: Jeff W. Harris, University of Glasgow]The result surprised...

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