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Man hits pay dirt while panning for gold

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  1. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    A good sized rock, but I'd prefer the yellow stuff. :cool1:

    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/man-finds-1-2-carat-diamond-mud-friend-153753280.html
     
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    His child would be better off if his dad sold that diamond and bought some gold with it.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Mother Lode

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    Damn, and I thought I was the gold hoor around here...:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    Some of us are still in training. :cheerful:
     
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    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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    Lugnutzpop Silver Member Silver Miner

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    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

    -L
     
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    Here it comes folks! The shoot out at the K-Rand Corral!!

    :biggrin:
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Mother Lode

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    :thumbs_up: ,..........

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    Irons Deep Sixed Mother Lode

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    I was hooring Gold back when the biggest things she was sucking were pacifiers. :cool:
     
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    Chester-Copperpot Gold Member Site Supporter Gold Chaser

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    Threads worthless without pics.

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    LOL, good one, Irons. :p
     
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    Doesn't the diamond belong to his "friend". It was on the friend's property, yes?
     
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    CiscoKid They all look good through beer goggles... Gold Chaser

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    With those lips, she could suck all the furniture out of a room through the keyhole.
     
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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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    Ishkabibble Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    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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    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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    She was really something until she jacked her face all up.


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