Where To Find Diamonds
November 2008 by W. Dan HauselIt is somewhat common for gold prospectors to find diamonds in black sand concentrates and not recognize them.
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
In retrospect, I can now see that the thoughtless breaking of one of my safety rules regarding not dredging alone was to be a lesson I won’t soon forget.
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