Major organization : FEDERAL STATE INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE INSTITUTE OF THE EARTH~S CRUST, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
(e) Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author: Anna Alekseevna Erst, Central Siberian Botanical Garden of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia, Zolotodolinskaya st., 101; Altai State University, 656049, Barnaul, Russia, Lenina st., 61.
The Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
said over the weekend that the Popigai crater contains "many trillions of carats" of so-called "impact diamonds." Nikolai Pokhilenko, head of the Geological and Mineralogical Institute in Novosibirsk, told the RIA Novosti news agency Monday that the diamonds found in Popigai include other molecular forms of carbon.