The world’s largest diamond has been found in Russia. The gem, which is the size of a tennis ball, was discovered in a remote area of Siberia.
The diamond is thought to be around 800 million years old and is the biggest ever found. It is twice the size of the previous largest diamond, which was found in South Africa in 1905.
The diamond, which is still uncut, is of a type known as a “superdeep” diamond. These are formed at depths of more than 150 miles below the Earth’s surface and are very rare.
The diamond was found by a team of scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences. They were carrying out research in the area when they discovered the gem.
The diamond is currently being kept in a secure location and its exact whereabouts are being kept secret. It is not yet clear what will happen to the diamond, but it is likely to be cut and sold.
The proceeds from the sale of the diamond will be used to fund further research in the area.