[Sca-cooks] OT OOP tedious process
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sun Nov 25 14:05:23 PST 2007
Alluvial diamonds have also been found, IIRC, on the Sacramento River in
California in 1858. If memory still serves, the source was a hydraulic
mining operation called the Cherokee Mine, which was bought out in the early
20th Century by a low profile consortium, that may have been a corporate
front for DeBeers.
Diamonds have also turned up around Placerville and a few places in Idaho.
> Regards diamonds, they were know to the arabs in period and are mentioned
> at least one period book I can recall in translation. If I recall
> diamonds in the US's northeastern and northern part of the midwest have
> found as the result of glacial float out of Canada from the last ice age.
> small number have turned up in North Carolina over the years but as to
> those came from no one knows. Arkansas has a diamond "pipe" that is
> accessable to the public. Periodically gems of several carats turn up
> there. What with global warming there have been diamond "strikes" in
> and Greenland relatively recently.
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