The world’s largest diamond-filled world is located in a lake in the Philippines
The Philippines has been named the world’s diamond-covered world after the diamond-rich waters of a lake.
The world record-holding lake, the Diamantina, is located between the islands of Mindanao and Luzon.
The lake is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Located near Luzon, it is known for its unique combination of deep water and coral reefs, as well as for its rich biodiversity.
According to local media reports, the lake was discovered by an underwater survey crew on September 3, 2018.
“We found diamonds embedded in the bottom of the lake and diamonds embedded under the coral,” said Dr. Jorge Rodríguez, a researcher with the Department of Geography and Geophysics of the Philippine National University.
He told AFP news agency that the area is currently home to 1,500 species of fish, including goldfish, tiger sharks, dolphins, turtles, whales, porpoises and sea turtles.
A World Heritage listing for the Diasanti Lake is expected to be completed in 2019.
The Philippines is home to more than 1,000 diamonds, including two of the world record 1,100 carats.
The country is home a vast area of salt flats and sand dunes.