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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Don't Laugh!

I often get a lot of guff because I walk with my head down scanning the ground, usually. Mostly I am looking for rocks, being a rapid rockhound. In fact, everytime I move, I literally move a box of rocks. Sadly, a lot of people just don't get this. They wonder why I do it. As a result I am seen as everything from weird to freaky to timid, etc.

Well, what I am really doing is trying to make a big gemstone score, peeps. And it can happen, as it did to this nice girl:

"Walking along a path taken by thousands of others at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Nicole Ruhter noticed something everyone else had missed — a tea-colored, 2.93-carat diamond."

Take that, doodz!


Timmy said...

Yeah, but can the girl remove the gem from the park? Isn't it protected?

Brave Sir Robin said...


My mom always did that!

She found a large (slightly less than a carat) diamond in a gas station restroom.

I was about 9 or ten at the time, so it would have been early 70's.

Gourmet Goddess said...

No, she actually gets to keep it. It's the only gemstone producing park open to the public and basically, you keep what you find. The alrgest one they found there fetched close to $40K.

Shirley said...

Let's go there on vacation Heather.