Recently a new mineral has been discovered inside a diamond unearthed from a mine in South Africa.
- It has been found in Earth’s Mantle (A part of Interior of the Earth) which covers 80% of earth’s volume.
- Goldschmidtite has high concentrations of niobium, potassium and the rare earth elements lanthanum and cerium.
- The found single grain is dark green in colour and opaque.
- The mineral has been named after the Norwegian scientist Victor Moritz Goldschmidt, who is considered as the founder of Modern Geochemistry.