Have you found anything that would state why these diamonds were here?
DPenhead wrote:Diamonds have also been found from near Ashboro, NC, through through the Charlotte area, to north of Columbia, back North towards Asheville, and then into the area that y'all are talking about. I know of one diamond found near Asheboro about 2 years ago, a couple found near Lake Wateree, SC, and a couple found northwest of Charlotte in the last few years. I also read an obscure historic document through my work of one spot in that broad area that produced 5lb gold nuggets, a couple of diamonds, and some platinum nuggets. Sure would like to share info on that spot, but I think it might be better to keep that location secret for now. (I'd love to run a metal detector across that land...mmmm..) I know EXACTLY where that spot is after much research, but have not been able to go scope it out yet. Wish I could elaborate...Yeah, I know, cryptic and vauge.
Don't forget about the nanodiamonds created by the Chesapeak Bay Meteor strike...those things scattered across the whole east coast.
Also, diamonds have been known to be created in more scenarios than just volcanic dikes. One was supposedly found in a coal mine in WV back in historic times...Which, if it's true, points towards a location that existed before the the creation of the the eastern edge of the Appalacians, the deposits of the seafloor that created the coal and limestone layers of VA and WV, and might not even exist anymore...With all of the catastrophic events that occured during the creation of the Appalacians, and the fact that the ocean was inland, it's possible that mega-tsunamis could have spread diamond deposits across the whole of the east coast, from just one location. That location could very well be off the coast now, in that scenario. Just my opinion, though. Sure would be interesting to see a georeference GIS map with all of the locations that diamonds have been found, in a three-dimensional map. I think that might shed more light on things.
adawg wrote:Well, not sure I would know a diamond if it bit me . But I found this, which I'm pretty sure is just quartz, but when
I hit it with a hammer, it just took of across the room ! I thought it would shatter .. Since we have a geologist
on board, thought I would ask your opinion . Click the pic to enlarge .
adawg wrote:Yeah, I have some topaz .. Hmmm.. Not sure which box it's in though ..
No big deal, just curious .. I will put it in the WTF box till I find the topaz ...
Buckets wrote:A hammer can shatter diamonds. The Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas has info on diamonds: http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/
Goldveiner wrote:Here is an article on the Chesapeake Bay impact crater. It sure would of scattered some rocks around.
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