How to Find and Pan for Diamonds

  • Published on Apr 11, 2017
  • We went to a location famous for gold where diamonds had previously also been found. Diamonds are best sourced using a gold pan in conjunction with a fine sieve as most alluvial diamonds tend to be very small in size.
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  • billisherenc
    billisherenc Year ago +35

    I just found your videos because I just started to Tumble stones and looking for a channel that really explains what to look for when looking for gemstones and other types of rocks. How do can you tell if it is a diamond and not a clear agate? Really glad I found your channel!!!

    • Jomo Hamala
      Jomo Hamala 4 days ago

      @Reu Jacob Chavez I'm Jomo from Angola, we are small scale miners of rough diamonds

    • Reu Jacob Chavez
      Reu Jacob Chavez 11 days ago

      @Jomo Hamala who are u

    • saroj rai
      saroj rai Month ago

      samd here

    • Jacey Long
      Jacey Long 4 months ago

      Liz Kreate I know I’m late but what’s your favorite gemstone

  • juraj anđal
    juraj anđal 9 hours ago

    I would keep the gold

  • Eileen Navarrete
    Eileen Navarrete 2 days ago

    Oh darn! No Diamonds! just gold. I never thought I'd ever hear that! Oh Darn! Diamonds are truly a girls best friend. LOL.

  • Joshaboss Boss
    Joshaboss Boss 4 days ago

    Where is this located please let me know anyone

  • Hristo Hristov
    Hristo Hristov 4 days ago +1

    Aaaaah,it's only gold and I'm not bothered to collect it... I need DIAMONDS ok??? I'm a women and women know what they want...DIAMONDS,DIAMONDS,DIAMONDS. Well, you are the first person I see,who trows Gold in the river...What the hell is wrong with you???

  • Kirk Cherry
    Kirk Cherry 5 days ago

    Where did they find the diamond at!? And which state or country is that?

  • Vansh Saini
    Vansh Saini 5 days ago


  • paul skillman
    paul skillman 6 days ago

    I once went out looking for Herkimer diamonds. Some family was looking for them too. They were finding them everywhere. I ended up buying one at a local store.

  • selman saluvan
    selman saluvan 7 days ago

    congratulations Liz kreate i lıke ıt your works..

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  7 days ago +1

      Thanks for watching and commenting Selman. Cheers, Liz

  • As Kas
    As Kas 9 days ago

    One time I went to a lake and there was so much gold specks in the water, the whole lake just glistened

  • Liam Middleton
    Liam Middleton 13 days ago +2

    Throwing gold back in the river WTF?

  • Gopal Gopal
    Gopal Gopal 18 days ago


  • Sean Hunt
    Sean Hunt 20 days ago

    Was it a diamond?

  • Sean Hunt
    Sean Hunt 20 days ago

    Liz stop finding all the gem stones, leave some for us

    • Sean Hunt
      Sean Hunt 20 days ago

      do you grease your pan when you look for diamonds?

  • Its Wixyy
    Its Wixyy 21 day ago

    Can you give me the gold instead of throwing it away?

  • jeremy orourke
    jeremy orourke 23 days ago

    That John guy is not very good at panning for gold

  • piquing interest
    piquing interest 29 days ago

    I have always tossed the icy octrahedral specks thinking they were quartz or glass but thinking back that's why they didn't break down because they were diamonds

  • Gavin Playz
    Gavin Playz Month ago

    Where is dat?

  • Shafiullah Khan
    Shafiullah Khan Month ago

    This is true?????

  • Truth Watcher
    Truth Watcher Month ago

    Funny lady. Oh I only got gold, no diamonds. Funny.

  • 006dayton
    006dayton 2 months ago

    Diamond isn’t cut like the one one her finger that fell from a ring or earring look up a picture of a raw diamond

  • Corran McHugh
    Corran McHugh 2 months ago

    were is that place

  • Samuel Meisenheimer
    Samuel Meisenheimer 2 months ago +2

    Why would you not give the gold to the gentleman with the beard?
    Just kidding spoke to soon

  • unnie the unicorn and addy Banzil

    She seems to find diamonds but she doesnt see golds in her pan 😧😧😧😧😧😧😧

  • Alison Cleeton
    Alison Cleeton 2 months ago

    That looks like such fun even if you don't find anything, a bit like beach combing xxxx

  • FMGS Gemstones Minerals

    An interesting video about diamond findings

  • Hai Kim
    Hai Kim 2 months ago

    I just thinking about... May be have alitle gold too...

  • Brian
    Brian 2 months ago

    if these small clear gems are diamonds, then i know what i am doing this summer because i know exactly how to find them.

  • Preview43
    Preview43 2 months ago

    I had lost interest in prospecting bc of a certain dickhead who ruined it for me but your video has made me interested again. Thank you

  • Gavin Godisamang
    Gavin Godisamang 2 months ago

    how much does one cost here in south africa where can i found one i did had permits and they expire and i had lost hope to digger and lost my company Godisamang and Cloete mining pty limited.

  • blink dgb
    blink dgb 2 months ago

    Why not be after both?



  • sedat kocagulle
    sedat kocagulle 3 months ago

    Süper diamond .Allah allahallah

  • Moa PNR
    Moa PNR 3 months ago

    I have one but I don't know is it 💎 or Rubies either.


    Magnífico. Super like

  • Ludmila Kotovski
    Ludmila Kotovski 3 months ago

    Liz, you have to be careful when washing for diamonds because small diamonds can actually float off in water!

  • NextLevel Gamez
    NextLevel Gamez 3 months ago

    They did say diamonds are a girls best friend... Throws away gold

  • millionnena
    millionnena 3 months ago

    Do you sell your finds.

    AISSAOUI NADJAT 3 months ago

    Your job is amazing l love it .from algeria😘😘😘😘😘

  • June Ribbons
    June Ribbons 4 months ago

    Never heard of panning for diamonds

  • Elizabeth Anders
    Elizabeth Anders 4 months ago

    I like the music! what is the name of it?

  • Pazora
    Pazora 4 months ago

    How do you go about cutting gems?

  • chris malcomson
    chris malcomson 4 months ago

    I live in Andalucia in spain near Almeria. There's gold but microscopic and no placer that I've found..The geology is perfect and now thinking of looking for gemstones instead. What colour gravel should Iook for. A lot of grey schist and red quartz, some of the streams run red with the iron oxide its so concentrated..any tips would be good..

  • Seth Santillan
    Seth Santillan 4 months ago

    So what is panning for?

  • Joseph Montalbano
    Joseph Montalbano 4 months ago

    Good video. I have panned for gold before and made 4 videos of my experience, but I am no where near experienced. Finding gold while attempting to find diamonds would distract me enough to continue wanting to find gold. Just my two cents on the matter. I do plan on going to the Arkansas Diamond mine this year for my first time ever prospecting for diamonds. Hopefully I find something there. If I do ill have a video on it as well.

  • Eric Claeyborn
    Eric Claeyborn 4 months ago

    If you're getting depressed by not finding the diamonds, then keep the gold, just to make you feel better.

  • Fisher Queen
    Fisher Queen 4 months ago

    How in the world do they facet something so small?

  • john Hini
    john Hini 4 months ago


  • John Harrop
    John Harrop 4 months ago

    The ground is covered at my place with what looks to be diamonds,very small ones sometimes as big as a match head

  • Jacey Long
    Jacey Long 4 months ago

    I know I’m late but what’s your favorite gemstone


    how many legs have diamonds got so they can jump out of the pan?

  • Randie McDonald
    Randie McDonald 5 months ago

    A single flake of gold like that is worth almost literally next to nothing that’s why she tossed it...idiots

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 months ago

      You're spot on Randie. We find that if we leave a few flakes for the river gods, they always seem to reward us with a good run of gold that tends to more than pay for our trips. Thanks for watching and have a Happy New Year. Cheers, Liz

  • Household Dog
    Household Dog 5 months ago

    Come back to this channel after a year and the views have exploded.

  • Scott Astle
    Scott Astle 5 months ago

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  • TyRCelto
    TyRCelto 6 months ago

    how do you tell the difference between topaz and diamond??

    • TyRCelto
      TyRCelto 6 months ago

      @Liz Kreate thanks Liz, youre a champion.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  6 months ago +1

      There are quite a few ways to tell Topaz from Diamond. Hardness, luster and crystal structure are some examples but probably my preferred first test is the scratch test. Topaz is 8 moh hardness and diamond being 10 on Moh hardness. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Kay Ali
    Kay Ali 6 months ago +1

    I will subscribe if you give away gold's to us subscribers since 'it's only just gold' to you.

  • Aron Bangao
    Aron Bangao 6 months ago

    Hi , how are you.. we are small miners of rough diamonds and we are looking for buyers, if you are interested in buying you are more then welcome to get hold of me at +244944177546

  • tj o•
    tj o• 6 months ago

    So I'm probably throwing diamonds away because I'm only looking for gold and you are doing the total opposite? Form a team and give each other our pans lol

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  6 months ago

      We do take some people with us every now and then and yes, I do give them all the gold I find for that day. :-) Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Sagar Geetz
    Sagar Geetz 6 months ago

    Making fool or what. Easily throwing the gold as per her find. R i kidding or fooling us.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  6 months ago +1

      I will never fool or kid anyone Sagar. Thank you for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Nam Phu
    Nam Phu 6 months ago

    Because Diamond a forever 007

  • juan Carrera
    juan Carrera 6 months ago +1

    Come to Dutch flat California and I’ll take you to ship creek and you’ll have plinks in your pan !

  • Cúró Waffan
    Cúró Waffan 7 months ago

    How to find a lot of gold? Just look for diamonds and there you go!

  • Johnny K
    Johnny K 7 months ago

    I want to do this for a living:)

  • Nathan Erlangga
    Nathan Erlangga 7 months ago


  • Anthony Ryan
    Anthony Ryan 7 months ago

    I've read some time back that the ole timers use to coat a board with axle grease , run water , material from the river ; everything except the diamonds would return to the river, the diamonds stuck to the grease.

  • Tommy Aventador
    Tommy Aventador 7 months ago +1

    How to find diamonds. When you find it, you will know.
    Thanks for that handy tip, that will be the Tip Of The Day. Roflmdo

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  7 months ago

      LOL.....Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Abdulla Musli
    Abdulla Musli 7 months ago

    Thank you for this video!now, i have already an idea how to find gold and diamonds. I just wish I found some. If GOD'S WILL, i want to do charity.

  • 1nelyfe
    1nelyfe 8 months ago

    1:26 *Density

  • sun shine
    sun shine 8 months ago

    how getting permission ?

    • sun shine
      sun shine 8 months ago

      +Liz Kreate , thanks for reply , good luck

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  8 months ago

      No permission needed. This area is open to the public. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Adam Monster
    Adam Monster 8 months ago

    What is the area, looks beautiful...

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  8 months ago

      This is in Oallen Ford, NSW, Australia. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed the video. Cheers, Liz

  • Rick Timmons
    Rick Timmons 8 months ago

    send me that gold you don't want!

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  8 months ago

      Unfortunately the river Gods already got it. LOL... Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

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  • The Krafty Miner
    The Krafty Miner 8 months ago

    Where is that place I beg you

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  8 months ago

      This is in Oallen Ford NSW, Australia. Cheers, Liz

  • Melanie Clifton
    Melanie Clifton 8 months ago +1

    I liked the background music, it wasn't too loud and suited the video style

  • Khristine Frias
    Khristine Frias 8 months ago

    Can you please tell me what was the music in the intro

    • Khristine Frias
      Khristine Frias 8 months ago

      Liz Kreate thank you so much!

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  8 months ago

      Hi Khristine, The music is called "Happy Mandolin" and is available from TVclip library. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • marcos falconer
    marcos falconer 8 months ago

    Where do you go find diamond

  • Smooth Move
    Smooth Move 9 months ago

    I like you. :)

  • Fat Cat Funnies
    Fat Cat Funnies 9 months ago

    So those icy looking rocks were diamonds that I was finding as a kid wtf xD

  • Sean Brennan
    Sean Brennan 9 months ago

    First find a diamond mine then pick them up

  • Ahsan Zolo
    Ahsan Zolo 9 months ago

    Where is this place......thanks

  • water mint-
    water mint- 10 months ago

    Is it just me that prefers the look of uncut crystals?

  • Rod
    Rod 10 months ago +2

    I love when you say "only damn gold.." give me some then hahaha

  • jadekayak01
    jadekayak01 10 months ago

    You sound asian

  • Veronica Jackson
    Veronica Jackson 10 months ago

    Use a magnet on the gold, it works

  • Ella Kingsleigh
    Ella Kingsleigh 10 months ago

    I found a few diamond parcels in the creek we lived on, I sure do miss my gemstone hunting out there

  • Aida Iris
    Aida Iris 11 months ago


  • Kafu Armo
    Kafu Armo 11 months ago

    we sell in Angola , Namibia and South africa you can get hold of me on my whatsapp number +264856302247 for more details

  • Intoy Maca Maca
    Intoy Maca Maca 11 months ago

    I have stone like that

  • Ssunnel
    Ssunnel 11 months ago

    there is one place u can find there diamonds, but conditions is do not take soil from the place, if u want to search u can...

  • Ho Chi
    Ho Chi Year ago

    I love this it gives me a lot of tips if i go looking for diamonds!❤️❤️

  • KingofAmythest1
    KingofAmythest1 Year ago

    Omg keep gold

  • free fire noob Harshit

    please try to find in india


    I love this video Liz your the best rock hound lol Wal kickass to I love diamonds fossicing should be mandatory in high school :)

  • Angel heaven
    Angel heaven Year ago

    hello john

  • Andre Browne
    Andre Browne Year ago

    Ms Liz might I ask how much are the diamonds worth. I want to start hunting them too.

  • Jarrett LaRochelle

    Where is this please tell me

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  Year ago

      This is in NSW, Australia Jarrett. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Angel heaven
    Angel heaven Year ago

    were can I get my stones cut?

    • Angel heaven
      Angel heaven Year ago

      Thanks liz, cool woman.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  Year ago +1

      Hi Angel, Check out " or Lambert Industries Ltd." online for their gem cutting service. Cheers, Liz

  • Kamil Guclu
    Kamil Guclu Year ago

    You mentioned that gold and diamond is found when you see heavier specific gravity stones in an area. I was wondering, is there any possible chance you could share some of your geological knowledge on tell tale signs on a landscape or dirt area where crystals would be? Ive heard that red dirt is mineral rich and has gold in it, id love a video talking about what as a prospector you look for in a landscape to narrow down where crystals may be. Thanks liz!

  • Are you sure?
    Are you sure? Year ago

    What is the name of the background music? I have searched everywhere for this song. I found it in your video randomly. Please tell me the name of the song.