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Author Topic: World's Second Largest Gem Quality Diamond Found  (Read 1815 times)

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Offline EMF

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World's Second Largest Gem Quality Diamond Found
« on: November 19, 2015, 09:05:03 AM »
It was found in Botswana, 1,111 carats. The link to the BBC has a photo of it.

Something in the pic that can help you identify any diamond you might find (smaller, of course) is in the lower right portion of the gem. Those angular markings are typical and will be either raised or indented or both on most rough diamonds. They form the pattern we commonly recognize as the "diamond" shape. Often they just show as triangular points on the surface of the stone.

World's second-largest diamond 'found in Botswana' - BBC News

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Re: World's Second Largest Gem Quality Diamond Found
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 07:20:17 PM »
Holy Hannah that's incredible.

I wonder if the miner who found it needed to rub his eyes and pinch his cheeks to make sure he was awake. haha. I hope the company Lucara Diamond gave all the miners there a bonus.


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Re: World's Second Largest Gem Quality Diamond Found
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 07:45:36 PM »
Holy Hannah that's incredible.

I wonder if the miner who found it needed to rub his eyes and pinch his cheeks to make sure he was awake. haha. I hope the company Lucara Diamond gave all the miners there a bonus.


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The sad part is those miners in those countries are lucky to get a thankyou.Lucky to get a bowl of rice and a chance too keep working.The mine owners are so corrupt they do not want any body knowing were that rock was found.Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.