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 Post subject: BRAND NEW FIND! Discovered beryl at Diamond Hill Mine
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Discovered a new beryl/pegmatite deposit 3 weeks ago(different from the other green beryl place near levelland/due west in the Miners corner thread I posted)
at Diamond Hill. You can now find beryl within baseball pitching distance of massive amethyst and smoky quartz crystals. I didn't have my camera when we made the discovery whichs gripes my butt due to the fact some of the region's best diggers and mine owners were all there and a new find with everyone present would have been a photograph for the ages.
I did get some photos of the pegmatite with someone else's camera but he has not yet sent me the pics. I took these pics 2 Sunday's ago at the split from the big machine dig. Everyone who was part of the dig went home with a crystal or two. A very cool one was an aquamarine beryl on a dodecahedron alamandine garnet crystal. I got one pic of it with water still on it(bubbles). Thumbnail sized but very unique and cool being on a garnet. These are from only the beginning of the pegmatite and maybe 3 hours hand digging. We had to get back to using the machine to find amethyst veins and the beryl has to wait until next time



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 Post subject: Re: Discovered yet another pegmatite with beryl
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 Post subject: Re: Discovered yet another pegmatite with beryl
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 Post subject: Re: BRAND NEW FIND! Discovered beryl at Diamond Hill Mine
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 Post subject: Re: BRAND NEW FIND! Discovered beryl at Diamond Hill Mine
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It's just amazing that you can find so many varieties of quartz and odd minerals here, then to also have a pegmatite within throwing distance of great quartz veins it's astounding

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 Post subject: Re: BRAND NEW FIND! Discovered beryl at Diamond Hill Mine
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Oh boy! There just has to be some gem quality stuff hiding in there somewhere. You are compelling me to go and prospect at some pegmatites over in eastern Washington.

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