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Thread: Found a 1.65 karat Diamond.

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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2007
    Texas, Old River Winfree
    Garrett Ace 250, Garrett 2500, Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett AT PRO, Garrett ADS Master hunter, Garret Pro Pointer.
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    102 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Found a 1.65 karat Diamond.

    Found this Damond while shopping. Walking to my truck looked down, and there it was. I didn't know for sure it was real until I got home, and did a few test on it. Had it tested, and appraised by qualified people, and found out it is worth 5,350 (Five Thousand three hundred, and fifty dollars). I still don't believe it. Locked it up in a safe place until I decide what to do with it. The man said it was an Old English Cut diamond, cut between 1890, and 1910,

    This is an UPDATE from an earlier post:
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  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2012
    Central Illinois
    Garrett AT Pro
    299
    71 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good eye!
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    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,326
    1512 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    My guess is some poor soul is looking for it? Nice recovery on your part.

    All the best,

    Lanny
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    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2012
    Evensville, Tennessee
    Whites 5900, Fisher 1266x, Tesoro Eldorado, Tesoro Silver Sabre, Whites Eagle Spectrum, Teknetics G2, Teknetics T2, Vibra-Probe 580
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    Wow....now that is a find.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2012
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    AT Pro, MXT Pro Back-up
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    1018 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice Eye Spy... wait not nice..., great!

  6. #6
    us
    When you get Tired of the every day grind you turn to a place an time to slow down. Gold prospecting a way of life...

    Oct 2010
    Alabama/ Ohio
    GTI-2500, Whites V3, xplorer XS Cortes & XLT cibola ) Now using a Xterra 705, Tesoro Tiger shark and XLT
    802
    46 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    wow awsome rock.
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  7. #7
    us
    When you get Tired of the every day grind you turn to a place an time to slow down. Gold prospecting a way of life...

    Oct 2010
    Alabama/ Ohio
    GTI-2500, Whites V3, xplorer XS Cortes & XLT cibola ) Now using a Xterra 705, Tesoro Tiger shark and XLT
    802
    46 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would have probably sold it then and there to the appraiser
    jewelerguy likes this.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    wow what a great save! congrats!
    Old River likes this.

  9. #9
    us
    Zodiacdiverdave

    Mar 2011
    The North Atlantic Ocean
    XP Deus, AT Pro, Sea Hunter II, JW Fisher Proton Magnatometer, Shovel, Hammer and chisel
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    WOW, Great "eyeball" find.
    It wasn't too long ago there was another thread about someone who found a diamond in a shopping center parking lot and one other guy said he or his friend (can't remember who) had lost his in a shopping center parking lot as well. The bags must pull them off I guess. So now I focus on the ground at the malls.
    ZDD
    Living the dream

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2010
    The heart of Aggieland
    Ace 250
    326
    77 times
    Congrats Old River. For the last couple of years I've read you posts of excellent finds while detecting, now you have another one while shopping....I wish I had your skill and luck,

    Bill
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    us
    My goal for 2012 is a dozen Walking Liberty Halves

    Sep 2004
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Tesoro Compadre & Tiger Shark
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    That is a great eyeball find. Loose prongs lose diamonds. You could melt down all your scrap gold into a ring/necklace with this diamond for your significant other as a great gift. Just an idea.
    Old River and River Rat like this.
    I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.

  12. #12
    us
    Cellar Dweller

    Dec 2010
    Rhode Island
    T2 SPECIAL EDITION
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    612 times
    History Hunter
    Banner Finds (1)
    Amazing find

    Good eye..

    Blaze
    Old River likes this.
    History hunting,once you get hooked to this lifestyle,that lure of treasure......Its an adrenaline rush just talking about it..

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2012
    Northwest Ohio
    White's Spectra VX3, Fisher 1280X Aquanaut, Whites Prizm 5G, Garrett Pro-pointer
    153
    27 times
    Metal Detecting
    I've always heard that things are bigger in Texas. Wow!!!

    Coinhound
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  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
    whites xlt,vx3
    1,574
    147 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow.. i guess you just paid for your trip to Kansas..
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  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2012
    CTX 3030; The only metal detector I'll ever need
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    568 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    It must have fallen out of someones ring, Awesome eyeball find.
    Old River likes this.

 

 
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