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Foxfire diamond

Uncovering the secrets of North America's largest diamond

Canada unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America - the Foxfire.
It has spent the last couple of months on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington.

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The 187.63 carat Foxfire diamond was almost discarded when it was unearthed in August 2015 at the Diavik diamond mine, above the Arctic Circle in Canada's Northwest Territories...
The name Foxfire pays homage to the aboriginal name for the aurora borealis, which Post says looks like "foxtails swishing away in the sky." 

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