You might make a few bucks if you can gem find quality material larger than a couple of carats. I brought home 23 carats of chrome diopside, from Wyoming, in just one trip. The largest was over 5 carats. The problem with CD is that as the gems get larger, they're so dark they don't have much brilliance.....not enough light transmission. The best finished stones in CD are about 1-2 carats. If you find pyrope garnets larger than a couple of carats, they make a really nice finished gem...very brilliant. In the area I've been working there are very few garnets large enough to finish out larger than 1 carat. Whatever you find, post a few pics....I'd love to see it.