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An Adelie penguin stands atop a block of melting ice near the French station at Dumont d’Urville in East Antarctica January 23, 2010. REUTERS/Pauline Askin

Antarctica may have a new type of ice - diamonds

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By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle

OSLO - A kind of rock that often contains diamonds has been found in Antarctica for the first time, hinting at mineral riches in the vast, icy continent where mining is banned.

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No diamonds were found, but researchers said they were confident the gems were there.

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