OREANDA-NEWS  Siberian scientists have discovered a diamond about 3.6 billion years old in Yakutia. This is reported by the RAS department. The material is published on the portal of the publication of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Science in Siberia".

According to the publication, the diamond was found in the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe in Yakutia. The study was conducted by Siberian scientists as part of an international group.

Scientists explained that the diamond, apparently, is the oldest found on Earth.

"The age of the syngenetic inclusion of sulfide in this diamond is estimated at approximately 3.6 billion years. According to our results, it was captured by growing olivine at sufficiently high temperatures — more than 1400℃ and pressures of more than 5.5 GPa. This corresponds to depths of about 180 kilometers," the publication says.

Earlier, TASS reported that a tunneling combine produced by the Yasinovatsky Machine-Building Plant of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) is being used for the first time at a diamond mining enterprise in Yakutia.