Diamond discovery in Antartica

Kimberlite, a volcanic rock which is best known as a major host of diamonds, has been discovered for the first time in Antarctica.

A team from the University of Tasmania found the kimberlites - which have great scientific commercial importance. They were likely formed as part a 120 million-year-old volcanic episode.

Perviously, kimberlites have been found to occur on every continent apart from Antarctica, possibly due to its remoteness and hostility making geological mapping difficult.

Read more at University of Tasmania