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 Post subject: Re: Aquamarine/Emerald heating/oiling
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Hello again Ray
Garnets are common in the diamond gravels but those I have seen are very dark, small and not particularly attractive to facet. Having said that, they are unlikely to be mistaken for diamonds and waterworn zircons are a far more likely candidate for that misidentification.
My cottage is at Yzerfontein, but in the early 1980s I did geoarchaeological research at Verlorenvlei on the effects of sea level change, so I am very familiar with Elands Bay - and the firm conviction of the local farmers that I really was looking for diamondiferous gravel.
I think it is time we get together face-to-face to talk gemstones and stop communicating vicariously via GO. Please phone me to make an arrangement. (I think you have my telephone numbers - otherwise just ask and I will send them privately.)
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 Post subject: Re: Aquamarine/Emerald heating/oiling
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:46 pm 
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Hi Duncan
Please send phone nos. and e-mail and I will contact you.
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Ray


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Hi Stephen
I realised it was a joke, but wanted to get that one in anyway.
A joke always deserves another joke.
No offence intended.
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