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    Default Man hits pay dirt while panning for gold

    A good sized rock, but I'd prefer the yellow stuff.

    Man finds 1.2-carat diamond in mud from friend’s well

    A Wisconsin man sifting through mud from a friend's well stumbled across a find that turned out to be a real gem.

    Dan Fagnan of St. Croix County, Wis., was panning for gold flakes in wet mud from a 120-foot well which his friend had recently drilled.
    "Everyone thinks I'm a fruit loop for panning for gold," he told the New Richmond News of his hobby. The newspaper noted that the local gold Fagnan finds is often small flakes that don't amount to much.

    But something caught his eye while he was sifting through wet sand and stone from his friend's well.
    It was an irregular-shaped, transparent rock that Fagnan initially thought was a piece of glass.
    Was he ever wrong.

    A trip to a local jewelry shop revealed Fagnan had found a rough diamond—1.22 carats of it.

    Still, the owner of the shop, Karen Greaton, wanted to confirm the finding, the New Richmond News noted. Greaton had it checked by a mineralogist, who confirmed it was a diamond.

    "My dad told me it's unlikely to find a diamond here, but diamonds can actually be found anywhere in the world," Greaton told the newspaper.

    One thought about how the diamond reached Wisconsin is that volcanic activity from Canada pushed the stone south and deposited it in the state after the ice age.

    Fagnan told the newspaper he was thrilled about his find and plans to incorporate the stone in a necklace for his soon-to-be-born child.
    Some things are just too precious.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...153753280.html
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    Default Re: Man hits pay dirt while panning for gold

    His child would be better off if his dad sold that diamond and bought some gold with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemac View Post
    His child would be better off if his dad sold that diamond and bought some gold with it.
    Damn, and I thought I was the gold hoor around here...

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    Default Re: Man hits pay dirt while panning for gold

    Some of us are still in training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irons View Post
    Damn, and I thought I was the gold hoor around here...
    Do we need a hoor-off?

    I warn you, Irons, sit down and shut up unless you think you can take on the Jenna Jameson of gold.

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    Default Re: Man hits pay dirt while panning for gold

    Not the first or largest diamond to be found here in Wisconsin. Although, it's seems to have been a while since one that big was found.

    A large one was found in the late 1800's back in my home town. Here's the wiki page if you're interested in reading it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Diamond

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemac View Post
    Do we need a hoor-off?

    I warn you, Irons, sit down and shut up unless you think you can take on the Jenna Jameson of gold.
    Here it comes folks! The shoot out at the K-Rand Corral!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bemac View Post
    Do we need a hoor-off?

    I warn you, Irons, sit down and shut up unless you think you can take on the Jenna Jameson of gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bemac View Post
    Do we need a hoor-off?

    I warn you, Irons, sit down and shut up unless you think you can take on the Jenna Jameson of gold.
    I was hooring Gold back when the biggest things she was sucking were pacifiers.

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    Threads worthless without pics.

    Note to self, stay the hell out of "General Discussions"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irons View Post
    I was hooring Gold back when the biggest things she was sucking were pacifiers.
    LOL, good one, Irons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmisty View Post
    A Wisconsin man sifting through mud from a friend's well stumbled across a find that turned out to be a real gem.

    Fagnan told the newspaper he was thrilled about his find and plans to incorporate the stone in a necklace for his soon-to-be-born child.
    Doesn't the diamond belong to his "friend". It was on the friend's property, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugnutzpop View Post
    Not the first or largest diamond to be found here in Wisconsin. Although, it's seems to have been a while since one that big was found.

    A large one was found in the late 1800's back in my home town. Here's the wiki page if you're interested in reading it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Diamond

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    Reading your link, it appears that WI diamonds were transported by glacier, from the Canadian diamond deposits. Talk about a long shot!
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    Default Re: Man hits pay dirt while panning for gold

    Take a 1.1 carrot occluded diamond and give it a beautiful cut, and then try to sell it to anyone who knows diamonds. Might as well be peddling glass.

    The article mentions nothing about the quality of the rock. I'm betting it's simply a keepsake, explaining it's role in sentimental jewelry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishkabibble View Post
    Take a 1.1 carrot occluded diamond and give it a beautiful cut, and then try to sell it to anyone who knows diamonds. Might as well be peddling glass.

    The article mentions nothing about the quality of the rock. I'm betting it's simply a keepsake, explaining it's role in sentimental jewelry.
    I can't wait until lab-grown diamonds are absolutely indistinguishable from mined stones. I think that day is coming very soon, if not already here. Buh-Bye, DeBeers!
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