Still another found several precious opals and some fire opal and another reported a new sapphire deposit. Several others have sent letters and photos of the spectrolites and moonstones they found because of my book - and these are just a few of the people who are out there prospecting and using my book.
"Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds - I'm finding them everywhere I look"! Being suspicious because I've heard so many similar claims, I asked the prospector how he was identifying them?
|Diamonds are isometric (equal-dimensional) and typically|
have crystal habits of a octahedron or some modified version.
Photo copyright by W. Dan Hausel@Gemhunter.webs.com
|Some of the common indicator minerals associated with diamond include|
pyrope garnet, chromian diopside, olivine and a few other minerals. Note
all of these that I collected in Wyoming are gem-quality.
|Beautiful, flawless diamonds in the rough from the Argyle Mine in Australia.|
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