Where do you have the best chance to find a natural diamond?

near the volcano
in the coal mine
in the silver mine
at the beach
It is some­times mis­tak­en­ly believed that diamonds are made from coals. High pressure and heat is required for the for­ma­tion of diamonds from carbons but these carbons are not the ones that form coal. Diamonds are formed deep under the surface and are brought up during out­breaks of vol­ca­noes.

Answers distribution

near the volcano
in the coal mine
in the silver mine
at the beach
answers
flagthe Netherlands
70%
13%
10%
6%
30
flagAustria
70%
20%
0%
10%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
66%
19%
4%
9%
21
flagFrance
64%
23%
5%
5%
17
flagFinland
60%
20%
20%
0%
15
flagGermany
59%
28%
7%
4%
114
flagItaly
57%
33%
4%
4%
21
flagPoland
55%
31%
7%
5%
9008
flagthe United Kingdom
51%
34%
6%
7%
177
flagUkraine
50%
43%
6%
0%
16
flagthe United States
46%
38%
5%
7%
139
flagUnknown
45%
44%
4%
6%
435
flagNorway
45%
45%
9%
0%
11
flagIndia
44%
36%
5%
13%
36
flagCzech Republic
42%
50%
7%
0%
14
flagCanada
38%
53%
0%
7%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
60%
4%
0%
25
flagSpain
27%
45%
9%
18%
11

Gender

men52%
women52%
near the volcano
52%
52%
in the coal mine
34%
36%
in the silver mine
5%
6%
at the beach
6%
5%

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Author: Monica Stiller
Illustration: Jared Tarbell
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