Deep Earth Oceans Proven by Rare Diamond

Deep Earth Oceans Proven by Rare Diamond

Deep Earth oceans proven by rare diamond found in Brazil. A diamond containing the rare mineral ringwoodite has given ironclad evidence that there are massive pockets of water deep beneath the crust of the Earth, likely 250 miles or deeper. The diamond was found in shallow river gravel near the transition zone, an area of high tectonic activity, after being brought to the surface amongst volcanic kimberlite.

Ringwoodite is a form of the mineral perodite and is special for two reasons, one being that it is mostly composed of water, and the other being that it has never been found on Earth until now. Formed under very high pressure deep beneath the surface of the Earth, ringwoodite is changing the way scientists think about how minerals in the Earth move and shift, the addition of water where it was thought to be only molten rock being cause for head scratching.

Theories point to the immense pressure keeping the water liquid despite the mind-boggling high temperatures. The research is being carried out at the University of Alberta, where Graham Pearson leads the team that used infrared spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction to confirm that the sample was indeed ringwoodite. Pearson’s team estimates that near the transition zone may hold as much water as the entirety if Earth’s oceans. Deep Earth oceans proven by rare diamond could be revolutionary news for prolifically dry areas of the world, especially after the particularly dry winter that has just passed.

It is thought that the water comes from fault zones on the sea floor, where tectonic plates are pulling away from each other as new molten rock rises from the Earth’s mantle. It has long been thought that sea water could enter the crust given the immense pressure found at those depths, but the ringwoodite sample points to larger amounts of water entering than was previously thought. Many working theories of how rock melts, shifts, and cools beneath the surface will have to be revised having added water to the mix, but it may lead to the answers of some difficult questions as well.

Although the likelihood of the deep Earth oceans existing is very high, finding a way to get at it may prove more difficult than proving its existence. Even the deepest hole drilled into the Earth’s crust, the Kola Super Deep Bore Hole in Russia, is only 7.6 miles deep, and that is only a small drill bit. Finding a way to dig over 30 times that depth, and safely get water to the surface will likely be an engineering nightmare. Of course, being able to solve these challenges and effectively double the amount of water on the planet would be a dream come true.

After deep Earth oceans are proven by rare diamond discovery, there are many questions to answer and decisions to make. Although aquifers and underground rivers are fairly common, finding water at these depths is a game changing discovery that will likely have an extremely large impact on how humanity moves into the future.

By Daniel O’Brien

Sources

The State Column
Auto World News
NVO News

22 Responses to "Deep Earth Oceans Proven by Rare Diamond"

  1. Clyde   March 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    well when exstracting vast amonts of water from great depth, the area will shrink forming sympathy cracks that will intersect the tectonic plates boundries with the results of the earth splitting in half leaving each half with a flat side and a domed side. and would drift apart into space with flatlander on one half and rounders on the other half. All the water will belong to the flatlanderswho will sell to the rounders, whitch will lead to war. Since all the rounders will have no boates so they will lose. and probably become exstinct.. It will be called the bummer wars.

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  2. Teresa Evans   March 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    The Bible mentions “fountains of the deep” which opened and the Great Flood was a result.

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  3. Art   March 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! How do you justify calling the diamond rare when in other news stories it was listed as being worth about $20?

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  4. Tommy Franks   March 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    The best translation of the Bible talks of Fountains of the Deep, not
    oceans and it would seem there are deeper sources; considering
    deep ocean fresh thermal vent/fountains already explained away
    several years ago. Remember “science” did not know of that nor
    was there a hint of any companion to photo synthesis without sun
    light before that.

    To misinterpret science and/or the Bible is common. This story
    is a gem of the third type doing both at the same time; working
    media in the misinformation/entertainment system to deliver both
    red and blue pills into the dish of the few billion delusional lab rats
    that populate the current world order.

    Ignorant above and ignorant below.
    Blind leaders of the blind.

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  5. Dytiscus   March 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    @God_Fan You say “Proof of the great flood !!!! I knew it. Also proof that scientist do not know everything….like the farce of man made climate change.”
    Funny how you claim scientist do not know everything (agreed) but how you use their scientific knowledge (how Ringwoodite is formed) to bolster your irrational beliefs. Why don’t you provide the rest of us skeptics some proof that all the plants and living animals (including us human beings) come from just a few creatures saved during a biblical flood.

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  6. Doc   March 15, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Betty White….go back to washing dishes and mopping floors…..something you know about…..destroy our water tables by fracking??? Please…..

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  7. Vijay   March 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Going after that water is lot easier than reducing world population. Go figure

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  8. wayne   March 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Well you guys have to understand that fresh water is actually a dwindling supply at last count 20 years ago it was roughly 10% of all water on earth the rest is salt water. So yes there is 2/3 of the surface is water but it is water we cannot drink. If these deep oceans do exist they might be fresh water seeing as the temperature at that depth should have boiled away the salt but it is also just as likely to be salt water seeing as the water shouldn’t be there. The scientist explanation as to how it got there is baffling even if the plates came apart and then back together rock and dirt is still heavier and would have pushed the water back out. Also if it is actually there then the other problem is if we do tap into it what happens when we start taking it out best case scenario is nothing but if geology tells us anything it is it can create giant sinkholes just imagine all that land collapsing in there goes a continent.

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    • CDH   March 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      The water boils away, not the salt. There already IS technology to remove salt from sea water. But I wouldn’t worry about drilling for the water – As soon as Al Gore gets the polar ice caps melted, there will be plenty of water for everyone.

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  9. God_fan   March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Proof of the great flood, I knew it !!!!!

    Proof of the great flood !!!! I knew it. Also proof that scientist do not know everything….like the farce of man made climate change.

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  10. Dr_GS_Hurd   March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    This is one of the worst misunderstandings of an admittedly bad press release I have ever read.

    There are no “Deep Earth oceans.” The actual research makes no mention of “Deep Earth oceans.”

    I am not using profanity under great duress.

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  11. DS   March 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    And sorry but NO Bible-thumpers/creationists this is not proof or evidence for the Biblical flood…

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  12. Doc Moore   March 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Lets hope it stays there.

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  13. Charles Taylor   March 15, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Is that really a diamond??? Looks like a chunk of obsidian in piece of industrial copper sheet trash. Better pictures please.

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  14. Michael   March 15, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I would suspect that it would be MUCH easier to go out to space and snag a comet using robotic tech. Over a period of years bring it to orbit around the earth. Not only would you get water but all sorts of other useful things as well. I imagine that you could size the chunks of ice that they would dump a large part of their water as vapor where it would end up doing the most good.

    There might be an equal amount of water trapped under the earth, but it would be impossible to get it all out to the surface. Just imagine the surface deformations that likely would occur!

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  15. Bolivar   March 15, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    “Deep Earth Oceans Proved”?

    No. Not even in the ballpark.

    Makes a great headline though!

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  16. Geeeeee   March 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    At these depths it may be saltwater or freshwater. If it’s the latter it can be used for many things, like drinking water. However, I could only imagine the consequences of extracting water from this depth… What would replace it once its gone? Can’t mess with equilibrium!

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  17. landlubber   March 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    They must want to grow gills.

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  18. jkt1954   March 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Nemo — just where does the ringwoodite diamond fall on the MOHS scale?

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  19. Stanley Kerns   March 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The surface of the Earth is already 2/3 water–why on Earth would anyone want more?–drilling 30 miles to “prove it is there”? Better systemic imaging should be able to tell you what ever you want.
    Stan

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    • Betty White   March 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      That will give us a whole new body of water to pollute. So, it is safe now to destroy our water tables by fracking!!

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  20. nemo   March 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Double the volume of water on earth? Are you serious? And as for the diamond is it really a diamond with a hardness of 10? No.

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