A battered diamond that survived a trip from "hell" confirms a long-held theory: Earth's mantle holds an ocean's worth of water.
"It's actually the confirmation that there is a very, very large amount of water that's trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth," said Graham Pearson, lead study author and a geochemist at the University of Alberta in Canada. The findings were published today (March 12) in the journal Nature.
The worthless-looking diamond encloses a tiny piece of an olivine mineral called ringwoodite, and it's the first time the mineral has been found on Earth's surface in anything other than meteorites or laboratories. Ringwoodite only forms under extreme pressure, such as the crushing load about 320 miles (515 kilometers) deep in the mantle. (source)
The Bible, speaking of Noah's flood, tells us in fact that such a "very, very large amount of water that's trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth."
The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;Nice to see the secularists finally catching up.
It is also noteworthy to mention that millions of imaginary years are not required to "make" a diamond. This personal diamond is grown in a laboratory under strictly controlled conditions. (source)