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Published on Jun 27, 2008
One of the most famous sources for both diamonds and platinum is South Africa's Bushveld Complex, a giant geological mishmash of ancient magmas that welled up into the crust more than 2 billion years ago. And it's unusually rich in platinum and similar elements.
Finding such wealthy deposits is difficult, so exploration geologists have been studying the Bushveld Complex to find out what's special about it.