Modern Marvels: Journey into the World of Diamond Mining (S7, E51) | Full Episode

Modern Marvels: Journey into the World of Diamond Mining (S7, E51) | Full Episode

Half a mile below the earth’s surface, men mine for rough diamonds–a pure carbon substance. See more in Season 7, Episode 51, “Diamond Mines.”

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  1. Gregory Serpan on October 15, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    If an engagement ring is 30-60k, yet you can get laid for the price of a pizza and a bottle, what is the true worth of a diamond?

  2. Nathanielle Strain on October 15, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Platinum and vacuum using aluminum in the Platinum with a high pressurizing melting with pressure aluminum and turning them into Platinum on top of the diamond mine that we have out here when in our lives there’s not much to do the diamonds right now we’re having a hard time getting rid of them we’re doing diamond-tipped tools and cutting bits and Dremel products little diamond tip bars to break out of jail for some of the assassins that I know out here there was a couple of other ideas we had with diamond-tipped computer chips and high temperatures stuff for high-temperature quantum computers to there was other things that we’re looking into a new Quantum Jewel computers and water tubes from what I know Jenkins dunkin’s and a couple of the other associates

  3. Odyss on October 15, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Why the fvcx swallow a diamond? They are so Abundant they are actually worthless. They are only worth so much money is because of marketing schemes and greedy fat fvcx

  4. Jay Brown on October 15, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    No good comes out of a diamond

  5. Elijah Grady on October 15, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    They got nerves xraying people

  6. Nathanielle Strain on October 15, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    All right now I have a wall pipe from over at Knox my wife me and the bike club maybe be talkin about this electric heavy wall pipe putting a negative lead inside the pipe putting the pipe to positively and adjusting it with electrolysis to make the oxygenation separating the center of the pipes putting a lead into the center into the water and bubbling it with oxygen putting charcoal in it and let me crystallize 88220 New Mexico and my White sands

  7. Linda Jolly on October 15, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Diamonds are used for several things, Jewelry, machines, computers equipments, construction machines, televisions etc. Diamonds are use for our every day life.

  8. Kevin Shanklin on October 15, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Can you make a Laserform them .

  9. Jay Brown on October 15, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    The aliens turned us into gold diggers what are you doing digging up stupid stupid rocks that ruins life and relationships who wants to marry me baby I’m single

  10. Brano on October 15, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    I’ll never understand the appeal of diamonds, to me they just seem like a fancy useless rock with few practical uses. And frankly the damage done to the environment and entire ecosystems just to mine it seems proportional to human greed and demand.
    Diamond Miners thought process:
    Hole = Diamonds
    Big Hole = More Diamonds
    Much Bigger Hole = Much More Diamonds, etc…
    But this is just my personal opinion

  11. Zack Freeman on October 15, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    25:00 minutes in "GLORY HOLES" BAHAHA

  12. Ron George on October 15, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Diamonds can be made artificially for a fraction of the cost, there is no need to mine diamonds anymore

  13. HISTORY on October 15, 2023 at 4:42 pm

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  14. Mr. C on October 15, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Diamonds are "Over Valued"!

  15. jay deadly on October 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Another reason why there blood diamonds

  16. Bryant C on October 15, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    Give me gold over diamonds

  17. John Scott Major on October 15, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    Just for the record, diamonds do not show up on xray. If they really do claim to be xraying the emplpyees, they are bluffing.

  18. Cliff Cardi on October 15, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Is this how History Channel redeems itself? By putting up its pre-reality show era programming on YouTube?

  19. Charles Savoie on October 15, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    5:20 sounds like a seven to one mark up. GYP.

  20. الخفي الكنز on October 15, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Biggest sham industry besides cancer research

  21. Ricky Mc on October 15, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Beautiful diamonds are rare in the clarity of them but diamonds are everywhere to find clear ones it not easy

  22. AMWF_King on October 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Diamonds are stupid lol

  23. Politics Uncensored on October 15, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    No one can let my wife know about this episode. She will want me to go to work in a diamond mine~! Shalom

  24. Jay Brown on October 15, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    I haven’t seen the show yet but I can tell you diamonds aren’t a rare commodity they are only possessed by the elite and they let them out and little bit of time for marriage and rings only to rip you off so you have to buy a lawyer and lose half your stuff

  25. Nathanielle Strain on October 15, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Jamaican the very invisible to other things to vacuum aluminum aluminum in the Platinum Platinum in the petroleum make just because you can vacuum into Platinum doesn’t mean make because your vacuum is plutonium any more than making plutonium into Platinum Platinum vacuum eyes in fighting them in that aluminum aluminum in the bay and the Big bang is not what we’re looking for we’re not looking for The Big bang we’re looking for platinum and then there’s diamonds and platinum right there there’s two two different sources of money especially with the vacuum izing aluminum and two platinum and then we have the diamonds and electrocuted in the water with high negative energy making oxygen and charcoal and a heavy wall pipe pressurizing diamonds so there’s Platinum vacuum at aluminum and we have both mines producing and we’re looking into the situation out here what are we really seeing science guy’s science the boy scouts are at work 9:02

  26. mick work on October 15, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    … ironic that stolen diamonds are bought with stolen wealth.

  27. Thomas Daily on October 15, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    So if they can mine diamonds under water off the coast of Africa, why can’t they mine them under water in Canada, without having to drain the lakes???

  28. WARRIOR DOG on October 15, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    all this for a woman’s love….

  29. The Original Los on October 15, 2023 at 5:08 pm


  30. Tod Davis on October 15, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Nobel’s dynomite came in handy.Rhodes must have been quite a shrewd entreprenuer.Competition is welcome for free market capitalism.We shed no tears for communism’s fall——-i use diamond edged blades to cut masonry products.

  31. Marcus M on October 15, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    I want this economy crashed. Bear for life! Lets destroy a lake and the ocean for some shiny rocks we can make easy now a days. Im ashamed to be part of the same species that does this.

  32. Food & Travel with "Danny The Medic" on October 15, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    It is time for mankind to stop the foolish obsession with diamonds, they are nothing really special and now with so many different inexpensive stones that looks great, there is no more need for the artificially inflated diamond gem industry.

  33. Ⓜ️ isticmusicmuse on October 15, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    So they cm to run them r running from 1 go an o runnun 4 them

  34. Brian Lawson on October 15, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    I own a jewelry business. I offer antique and period jewelry, including loose diamonds. I love it when some know it all customer comes in repeating the same BS line that diamonds are NOT rare. I have a small amethyst that I pull out and explain that the amethyst costs about ten bucks. I then tell them to get in their car and drive in any direction and not stop until they can get out and dig up an amethyst crystal to facet into a gem. Once I put it in those terms and explain relative vs numerical rarity, they shut up. A gem grade one carat diamond is so rare that less than one percent of women will ever own one. So, if you THINK you know the diamond industry I suggest you keep your mouth shut.

  35. Andi Sanders on October 15, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Did he just say glory holes? Lol But seriously, diamonds are terrible for the environment, they finance wars, and use child labor

  36. Jay Brown on October 15, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    I’d rather have gold I take that back I’d rather have a home I’m homeless

  37. Steve Rice on October 15, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    “Since we choose to operate only in 3rd world hellholes, and employ only the poorest, least likely to complain, wretched locals, we can get away with any crimes against humanity!”

  38. Charles Savoie on October 15, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    "But friend I just can’t pay you more for a diamond than what I can call up to New York and get one for! They work all day for a bowl of rice, cutting diamonds in India. I only deal in deals!"

  39. Helmut Ofbuffalo on October 15, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    I like my Herkimer diamonds better ! Some come out of the rock perfect !

  40. Nathanielle Strain on October 15, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Diamonds and diamond computer chips diamond-tipped tools and Dremel products diamond tip everything diamond-tipped little sticks to go up on your key emergency assassin’s belt to get out of handcuffs

  41. Steve Rice on October 15, 2023 at 5:24 pm


    Young dude must have overstepped or something, because Pops almost gave him a back-hand slap to get his mind right.

  42. Gary V on October 15, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    What about them Gustav Graves diamonds from Iceland?

  43. Jack Haus on October 15, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Glory hole I have a different thinking of it

  44. Joseph Anthony on October 15, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Is it possible to turn humans into diamonds ??

  45. George on October 15, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    we decide the value of stuff. We’ve being known to be a race to over value the wrong things.

  46. Levi Kyzer on October 15, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    good idea…keep the slaves away from diamonds