Science MAssive Lake of Molten Carbon Discovered Under the USA

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevor...as-just-discovered-under-the-us/#32eb6084420b

The molten carbon sits 217 miles beneath the surface of the Earth in the upper mantle and has no immediate pathway to the surface. In total the lake covers approximately 700,000 square miles, approximately the size of Mexico.

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Seems to be a free copy of the paper available here:

http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/benoit.tauzin/pub/HierMajumderTauzin2017.pdf

By the way it's not quite molten "carbon" - seems to be carbon-rich molten rock, maybe carbonates or something like that?

Really interesting paper - I don't understand most of the detail but there are a lot of interesting cross-sections and things in it...
 
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