Rough Diamond
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree12Likes
  • 1 Post By epmie1
  • 3 Post By coinman123
  • 3 Post By ATpro5
  • 3 Post By Jim in Idaho
  • 2 Post By bigfoot1

Thread: Rough Diamond

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Jun 2014
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Rough Diamond

    I found this item a few years back. It looks like a rough diamond covered in metal ,3 cms in lenght approx. It can score glass which makes me think it may be some sort of diamond. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks epmie
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	rough.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	97.6 KB 
ID:	1009956  
    coinman123 likes this.

  2. #2
    Knowledge in machine struck coinage and colonial through 1800's Relics.

    Feb 2013
    New England, Somewhere Metal Detecting in the Woods
    Teknetics T2 SE (DST) Spare Teknetics T2 SE (backup) 15" T2 coil Pro-Pointer Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202 Fisher F2 Fisher F-Point
    5716 times
    Coins and Relics
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Judging by the shape of the formation, it is not a diamond, but a crystal quartz. I can see that the gem is like a rod, and the top of the gem is like a multiple sided pyramid, which quickly indicates crystal quartz

    Also, anything harder than glass can score glass, and Crystal Quartz has a hardness of around 8, and most glasses are lower than that.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	641_002_crop.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	98.2 KB 
ID:	1009958

    Crystal Quartz
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Q-1245b.jpg 
Views:	73 
Size:	144.2 KB 
ID:	1009959
    Last edited by coinman123; Jun 16, 2014 at 07:23 PM.
    austin, epmie1 and DigIron2 like this.
    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779, 1781 Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:

  3. #3
    Jul 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Garrett 250
    3498 times
    Research/Limited field work
    Bingo coinman, good call...

  4. #4
    Jan 2013
    SW Virginia
    Whites Coinmaster,At Pro,Minelab Etrac
    191 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very odd... what's that on the bottom? This looks like a pin fire bullet someone shoved quartz into.
    epmie1, doublet2a and DigIron2 like this.

  5. #5

    Jun 2014
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for your help, Coinman 123 I appreciate it.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Jul 2012
    Blackfoot, Idaho
    White's GM2, GM3, DFX, Coinmaster, TDI-SL, GM24K, Falcon MD20, old Garrett Masterhunter BFO 'Way Too Cool' dual 18 Watt UV light
    3345 times
    I wonder if this is part of a glass-scoring tool?
    DigIron2, Old Dude and epmie1 like this.

  7. #7
    we exist,and we are watching you

    Nov 2011
    garrett,minelab,fisher,,,atp current weapon of choice
    3403 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    quartz crystals in brass ammo casings seems to be very popular...

    Name:  images (1).jpg
Views: 129
Size:  4.7 KB...Name:  images (2).jpg
Views: 139
Size:  4.0 KB...Name:  images.jpg
Views: 172
Size:  6.1 KB
    DigIron2 and epmie1 like this.
    I dont care which machine you're gonna dig trash.
    an extra thousand bucks aint gonna solve that.



Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Could this be a rough diamond?
    By Frank D. in forum Rocks/Gems
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Dec 14, 2013, 09:02 PM
  2. Diamond in the Rough?
    By billjustbill in forum Garage Sale Finds!
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Oct 08, 2011, 07:24 PM
  3. Diamond in the rough...
    By Nohope587 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jul 17, 2010, 11:23 AM
  4. Diamond in the rough
    By ModernMiner in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: Jan 25, 2010, 05:15 PM
  5. Diamond In The Rough?
    By Frodov in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Apr 01, 2008, 07:05 AM

Search tags for this page

popular item's rough diamond

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0