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Diamonds are minerals. Rocks are mad up of minerals, so tectonically it is both. But scientists all believe that a diamond is a mineral. Go to\minerals

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Is the hope diamond a rock or mineral?

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Diamonds are a rock or a mineral?

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What are the indicator rocks and minerals a geologist looks for when exploring for diamonds?

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Are Diamonds really rocks?

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Can rocks be minerals?

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What things are made from rocks or minerals?

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