Diamonds in Yellow and Blue Kimberlite

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  • Published on Dec 6, 2012
  • I am posting a video of my findings regarding a comment posted to my blue clay video. The comment suggested the blue layer could be a part of a decomposing kimberlite pipe. After reading it, I did a lot of research and, indeed, there is a layer of yellow soil, dry clay and sedimentary rock above the blue clay. Not in all places, but many. The yellow soil becomes thick sticky yellow clay as soon as water touches it is. The rock I show in the video has small blue-ish crystals in it. I found it and others in the creek. The crystals are also in the blue clay grit layer as well. Are they diamonds? If so, how do I find out?
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  • Ludmila Kotovski
    Ludmila Kotovski 14 days ago

    I can tell you definitely that there are NO diamonds in that rock... I worked for over forty years for various diamond exploration companies and was trained in recognising minerals associated with diamonds including kimberlitic indicators. This required binocular microscope examination of samples. Although having kimberlitic minerals such as chrome diopside, pyrope garnet, picroilmenite, olivine, chromite, these don't always lead to kimberlite. In the north of Western Australia, an anomalous rock, lamproite, (lamprophyre) was found to contain, at one stage, the world's biggest producer of diamonds, BY VOLUME, in the world. Crater Lake in Arkansas is also a similar rock type to Argyll in Western Australia and has similar coloured diamonds. Diamonds belong to the cubic (or isometric) crystal system, their lustre is adamantine to greasy, 10 hardness on Moh's scale, have a surprisingly low SG: 3.5 and can float off in water because of their greasy surface. Because diamonds are formed under high temperature and pressure, sometimes they exhibit trigons, which are equilateral triangles, and growth lines along the edges of octahedrons which are the usual forms of diamonds. Quartz can also have triangles on the surface, but, these are NOT equilateral. Also, the lustre of Quartz is very vitreous (glassy) as compared to diamonds which have a very high lustre. Also, because of the tight lattice structure of the carbon atoms, light does not reflect easily through the grains. If placed under a polarising light on a petrographic microscope, diamonds display what is called isotropism, whereas quartz shows colours. There has only been one diamond bearing kimberlite of which I am aware and, that , once again was found in Western Australia. Hope this "little" lesson on diamonds has been of some benefit...😊😉

    • Brent Flowers
      Brent Flowers 23 hours ago

      Ludmila Kotovski there is diamond bearing kimberlite here in Colorado as well. Pretty easy to find the info if you use google...

  • abdelkrim laagad
    abdelkrim laagad 16 days ago

    very good

  • The Stinker Pots
    The Stinker Pots 2 months ago +1

    Did you ever find out what they were? What was your method of crushing?

  • Abushto Abu
    Abushto Abu 5 months ago

    Hello , can you help to identify my stones

  • ESBM 888
    ESBM 888 6 months ago

    diamonds are not that plentiful. so no not diamonds

  • ModernProspector
    ModernProspector 10 months ago +2

    Hey, do you have any updates on your findings? Also where these found in a place underlane by a craton, a proton, and or on top of a combination of a craton and or pluton? You have probably long figured out what these specimens are but in the case you haven't, I may be able to help. Also, are you finding any kimberlitic indicator minerals? The lack of seeing any garnet or chromium diopside inside the specimen isn't a good sign, and if those are all diamonds you likely found the richest kimberlite pipe in existence by far which the likelihood of that is minimal at best. Good luck.

  • Mike Nichols
    Mike Nichols Year ago

    Can you tell me around what area of the country, I'm guessing Northern Colorado or WyomIng. At least the county? And I would lime to know more about the blue clay you found under it? At that point I can give you a decent suggestion as to what it probably is. Best Wishes...

    • Abushto Abu
      Abushto Abu 5 months ago

      Mike Nichols
      Hi can you help to identify any of my stones in the video in my channel

  • Geo Knights
    Geo Knights Year ago

    get a diamond tester also hex diamonds are only shape diamond a Jeweler will cut rest are classed as commercial diamonds

  • Geo Knights
    Geo Knights Year ago

    look like sun gems

  • Santiago Bryant
    Santiago Bryant Year ago

    opal 3:06

  • Trey Kee
    Trey Kee Year ago

    holy fucking shit

  • Mickey Walker
    Mickey Walker 2 years ago +2

    did you ever get it tested for diamonds

  • Buddy Wright
    Buddy Wright 3 years ago

    I'm just getting my minerals down, but if I'm. correct those are beads of silica hydroxide, or opal. I've found similar alluvial deposits and i am pretty sure that lump of clay is a type of alluvium.red rock canyon California is famous for it's alluvial deposits.

  • celina Olivares
    celina Olivares 3 years ago +4

    I love it

  • SuperTomcatUk
    SuperTomcatUk 4 years ago

    Saphire

  • jeremy kesler
    jeremy kesler  4 years ago +3

    Some follow ups to the comments and questions: the yellow rocks with the Crystals are found in a layer of fine yellow clay. It presents as a Dusty crumbly yellow dirt that becomes sticky slippery yellow clay when wet. So yes, there is yellow clay all around... As well as small round iron mineral rocks. About 200 feet away where the creek is you will find the obligatory red clay then the dark blue clay where I find tons of quartz and some gold.
    Lastly, the whole area has huge granite boulders and quarries just a few miles away.

    • LaneWhite76
      LaneWhite76 2 years ago +2

      jeremy kesler was it diamonds

  • Almegedus M
    Almegedus M 4 years ago +1

    Take them to a rock shop to find out what they are for sure.

  • Gordon Byron
    Gordon Byron 4 years ago

    1st: This is NOT clay, not silt, not even sand
    2nd: Those are NOT diamonds.

  • Johnny Quest WY
    Johnny Quest WY 4 years ago +3

    Hey. There are two types of Kimberlite. The darker one is found mostly further south like Colorado and Lower Wyoming, the Yellow Kimberlite usually happens when volcanic shale and iron oxide are combined. You can find this near massive boulder granite rock formations. And it happens in colder regions. Even though you can find it in upper Wyoming, Montana and all the way up to Canada. I am sure you heard of the YellowKnife up there..well it contains the largest quantity of Yellow Kimberlite in the world. Good luck. If you have any doubt you can heat test the stone. Try and find larger ones if you can and take a glass of cold water, a lighter, and tweezers. Hold the stone and heat it up for 30 seconds. Drop it in the glass of water and see if it shatters. If it does not shatter, you have a diamond. Glass and Quartz and other minerals can not deflect heat as diamonds do.
    Best wishers.

  • Rory Bowskill
    Rory Bowskill 4 years ago +4

    Definitely not diamonds, for one thing the water didn't run off them but stayed on them (diamonds being carbon hate water and love grease). Also diamonds would be much more definite crystals (this week I got one that had been transported over 500 miles by a glacier and it's still an 8 sided crystal with sharp edges). To me they look like chalcedony.

    • KPPB Communications
      KPPB Communications 7 months ago

      No they do not. They are rounded.

    • The Yooper Girl Amy Smith
      The Yooper Girl Amy Smith 9 months ago

      Ray RayRay No, because that is science. Diamonds to not retain water on the surface....they honestly look like quartz crystals.

    • Ray RayRay
      Ray RayRay 3 years ago +2

      +Rory Bowskill right right cause thats not the shape the jewelers cuts them they are found that way hahaha

  • Mazdakid24
    Mazdakid24 5 years ago +1

    go in a blacked out room and use a black light if glow there probly dimonds or get a tester diamond tester. not all diamonda are crystal clear, or take to a jewler to get checked thats what i do when not positive

  • Dice Gaming
    Dice Gaming 5 years ago

    It's fake

  • jeremy kesler
    jeremy kesler  5 years ago +2

    there is no audio until about 1:35.

  • Izaak Hayes
    Izaak Hayes 5 years ago

    No sound?

  • Ulao2
    Ulao2 5 years ago +3

    A few more suggestions: If you want to do scratch tests get a piece of corundum. Glass or quartz wont tell you much, it's too soft. Another test is specific gravity but unless you've got an awfully large diamond this will require a very dense liquid like methylene iodide which is very expensive and still not definitive. You might consider a grease table but your best bet is a thermal tester.

  • Ulao2
    Ulao2 5 years ago +2

    If you think it might be kimberlite look for Kimberlite Indicator Minerals (google it) they are much much more common than diamonds and will help determine if it's kimberlite. Diamonds are extremely rare even in the most productive kimberlites (5 carats per hundred tons). The best way to test for diamonds today is a thermal diamond tester. I bought 2 of these things from seller eshopic on EBay for under $25 I've tested hundreds of minerals incl. diamonds. No false pos. No false Negs.

  • Product Reviews by Ashley

    hi i posted on your blue clay funny thing i also have these rocks as well so it would be great to chat about our areas that are very much these same maybe you can help me with what you have found out and iam steadly researching what i have and learn alout iam in nc but you can email at bjovercash@yahoo.com

  • Waterforthefish
    Waterforthefish 5 years ago +1

    The first way to classify out diamonds is to screen the crushed rock with a saruca gem screen. Then test the stones by scratching a piece of quartz or glass. If it scratches either one you might have diamonds or topaz.