August 28, 2007

World Largest Diamond

Rumor has it that a 7,000 carat diamond has been unearthed in South Africa. That would be over twice as large as any other diamond ever found. Of course it may not be true, but the article says there is, at least, a picture circulating of it.

This reminded me of a story I read awhile back about some 8 year old twins unearthing a 2.5 carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Stories like that make me want to set my own 8 year old to work with a shovel... maybe there's a 7,000 carat rock just waiting for her to find it -- like some missing lotto ticket from Richmond.

Update, the mystery deepens

Update 2, fake! Made of plastic.

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