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Joined: 11 January 2019
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11 January 2019 04:34 pm

I have been reading this forum on and off for the fun of it but today i joined because i think i actually found something. I think i found diamonds in north eastern nsw, not on any maps i have seen(here or otherwise) I have been a rouckhound for yrs and was sieving and panning today hoping for a little dust and found these! How do i figure out if they are a diamond or do i have to take them to someone else? 1547184857_resized_20190111_161508_7789.jpg1547184869_resized_20190111_162254_3353.jpg


Joined: 28 October 2018
Posts: 138
11 January 2019 09:47 pm

Hi Shandog. You can try a scratch test mate. If you can scratch it with a piece of quartz or anything softer than a diamond then its not..

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From: Central West NSW
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12 January 2019 09:26 am

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Specific gravity, hardness testing, grease table, ultraviolet light, cleavage etc. If you think it's the right specific gravity, hardness etc. get a Gemologist to check them.
Likely you have quartz. The cleavage appears conchoidal but photo not real good to view on phone. Diamonds, topaz etc. cleave smooth, flat.

Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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You Little Rippa
Joined: 09 January 2019
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12 January 2019 03:33 pm

Welcome to PA Shandog.
You'd be laughin' all the way to the bank if they're real diamonds wink


Joined: 24 October 2017
Posts: 816
14 January 2019 09:18 pm

Did you get any other gems ruby zircon sapphires etc where you found them. If not then it looks like quartz crystals to me. You can also take them to any jeweler that does valuations and appraisals of the values of stones . Just ask them to see if they are diamonds they will tell you soon enough.

Last edited by pete165 (14 January 2019 09:21 pm)

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