"Alaska black diamonds" is the trade name of a mineralized form of iron oxide known as hematite. Hematite occurs around the world, and the milled gemstones created from it hold a lustrous black finish. Hematite has been ...
A black snake with yellow diamonds is a diamond python, or morelia spilota spilota. It is a non-venomous snake found in Indonesia, Australia and New Guinea.
Naturally black diamonds are extremely rare and can have a very high value, depending on the cut, color, clarity and carat size of the diamond. The most accurate way to learn the value of a black diamond is to have it ap...
Alaska got its name from the Aleut word "alaxsxaq," which refers to a piece of land the sea is directed toward. Russia only used "Alaska" in reference to the Alaskan Peninsula, but the United States decided to refer to t...
Chemical names for rust include iron oxide, ferric oxide and hematite. The substance is also known by its chemical formula, Fe2O3, which represents the two elements--iron and oxygen--that compose rust.
In the parts of Alaska above the Arctic Circle, it is dark 24 hours per day for about 67 days during winter. Conversely, it does not get dark for about 80 days during the summer in the same area, a phenomenon known as th...
The United States purchased Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867. The land was sold for $7.2 million. When adjusted for inflation, as of 2014, this is equivalent to around $121 million, or approximately 2 cents per acre.