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    Post  Aristide on Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:02 pm

    Sewelo was found last year in Botswana and was given to Louis Vuitton.

    The Diamond is unimaginable 1785 carat.

    The finders were paid 30.000 €

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    Thats an unusual low price. Normal price for each carat is mininimum 4750 €

    That means the Diamond has a minimum value of 8.5 Million €.

    Its currently on display in Paris

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm

    If they don't cut break it up it will be the world's largest single diamond.
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    Post  Aristide on Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:20 pm

    Yes, i hope they let it like it is, its amazing
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:19 am

    As usual the damn natives get screwed by the Frogs...


    The finders were paid 30.000 €

    The cheque in the photo says 30,000 Pula, which according to the current exchange rate is 2,511.03 Euros... they should have destroyed it and demanded better pay...
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    Post  Aristide on Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:23 am

    @GaryB

    They dont have the tools to destroy it.

    Beside that. 2500€ is lots of money for them.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:59 pm

    They use explosives to dig... a simple shaped charge could be built to shatter it completely... you are not confusing hard with strong... hard can be brittle too.

    Beside that. 2500€ is lots of money for them.

    Giving someone two and a half grand for something worth millions is a very colonial attitude and is why Russia should ignore the west and look east for its future development... the west might buy Siberia for a dollar and some beads...

    ...no shame... uncivilised thieves.
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    Post  Aristide on Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:52 pm

    GarryB wrote:They use explosives to dig... a simple shaped charge could be built to shatter it completely... you are not confusing hard with strong... hard can be brittle too.

    Beside that. 2500€ is lots of money for them.

    Giving someone two and a half grand for something worth millions is a very colonial attitude and is why Russia should ignore the west and look east for its future development... the west might buy Siberia for a dollar and some beads...

    ...no shame... uncivilised thieves.

    You cant destroy it with explosives. Only a diamond can destroy a diamond.

    Here some Info for you: Used in so-called diamond anvil experiments to create high-pressure environments, diamonds are able to withstand crushing pressures in excess of 600 gigapascals (6 million atmospheres).[15] Diamonds are the strongest mineral so it can withstand about anything. It can only be scratched by another diamond.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:14 am

    You cant destroy it with explosives. Only a diamond can destroy a diamond.

    Hahahaha... even if we accept that being true where the hell are they going to find a diamond... in a diamond mine to damage that big diamond they found in a diamond mine...

    Here some Info for you: Used in so-called diamond anvil experiments to create high-pressure environments, diamonds are able to withstand crushing pressures in excess of 600 gigapascals (6 million atmospheres).[15] Diamonds are the strongest mineral so it can withstand about anything. It can only be scratched by another diamond.

    Here is a simple thinking exercise for you... if the fucking things are indestructable by anything except other diamonds how the fuck do they cut diamonds in the first place? What did they use to cut the first one?

    When making tank armour you don't want it to be as hard as possible because very very hard steel is brittle and can shatter when impacted by a penetrator...

    BTW you are confusing hardness with toughness... a diamond is very hard but not particularly tough....

    From wiki:

    Unlike hardness, which denotes only resistance to scratching, diamond's toughness or tenacity is only fair to good. Toughness relates to the ability to resist breakage from falls or impacts. Because of diamond's perfect and easy cleavage, it is vulnerable to breakage. A diamond will shatter if hit with an ordinary hammer.

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    Post  Aristide on Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:21 am

    GarryB wrote:
    You cant destroy it with explosives. Only a diamond can destroy a diamond.

    Hahahaha... even if we accept that being true where the hell are they going to find a diamond... in a diamond mine to damage that big diamond they found in a diamond mine...

    Here some Info for you: Used in so-called diamond anvil experiments to create high-pressure environments, diamonds are able to withstand crushing pressures in excess of 600 gigapascals (6 million atmospheres).[15] Diamonds are the strongest mineral so it can withstand about anything. It can only be scratched by another diamond.

    Here is a simple thinking exercise for you... if the fucking things are indestructable by anything except other diamonds how the fuck do they cut diamonds in the first place? What did they use to cut the first one?

    When making tank armour you don't want it to be as hard as possible because very very hard steel is brittle and can shatter when impacted by a penetrator...

    BTW you are confusing hardness with toughness... a diamond is very hard but not particularly tough....

    From wiki:

    Unlike hardness, which denotes only resistance to scratching, diamond's toughness or tenacity is only fair to good. Toughness relates to the ability to resist breakage from falls or impacts. Because of diamond's perfect and easy cleavage, it is vulnerable to breakage. A diamond will shatter if hit with an ordinary hammer.


    I know that, you just dont get it right.

    Explosives create pressure in all directions, a diamond can absorb 600 gigapascals pressure. No nuclear bomb could create the pressure to destroy a diamond.

    How they cut diamonds? With other diamonds. The cutting tools are covered with small diamonds.

    A diamond will shatter if hit with a hammer, but only when you hit the cristalisation center.

    That said, i know what shattered your heard. That we got it for 2500. Its in Paris now and looks simply amazing.
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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:54 pm

    Wow, 2500 euros for a diamond that size

    Of course, back when Britain controlled India - they didn't pay them anything, they just took all the precious stones and processed them to serve as the Monarch's crown or put in the British museum or into some private collection of some colonial magnate.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:50 pm

    How they cut diamonds? With other diamonds. The cutting tools are covered with small diamonds.

    If Diamonds can't be destroyed then where do small diamonds come from?

    You said yourself diamonds can scratch other diamonds... is that because they exert 600 gigapascals when scraped across another diamond?

    A diamond will shatter if hit with a hammer, but only when you hit the cristalisation center.

    Yeah, so hit it with a hammer and keep hitting it... duh.

    That said, i know what shattered your heard. That we got it for 2500. Its in Paris now and looks simply amazing.

    It does not surprise me at all... Europeans are the worlds thieves... why would you stop screwing other countries now?

    The west is amusing... there is ethical coffee where the coffee growers are paid more, and we think we are wonderful for being so nice as to pay them a fair amount for the raw material that we use... nobody questions however, why unethical coffee is still for sale in the west... where the people who grow the coffee are paid the very minimum and treated like scum...

    It is their uncivilised nature that will lead to their fall... the rest of the world outnumbers you and as alternatives become more viable they are going to embrace them for the revelation they will be...


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    Post  jhelb on Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:52 pm

    flamming_python wrote: Of course, back when Britain controlled India - they didn't pay them anything, they just took all the precious stones and processed them to serve as the Monarch's crown or put in the British museum or into some private collection of some colonial magnate.

    They did steal but they also ensured law and order in those asian, african countries that were completely ungovernable.

    And as you can see once Britain left those countries like india they have descended into chaos once again much like the former Soviet states in central asia. Consequently, they remain totally corrupt and very poor. For reference, Russian per capita income is 10X that of India's.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:16 am

    They did steal but they also ensured law and order in those asian, african countries that were completely ungovernable.

    Yeah, there was little crime in France when it was occupied by the Nazis during WWII... that is not a reason to live under Nazi rule either.

    The ensured law and order brutally to make sure the resources and anything of value could be extracted from the economies... Aristide freely admits that French colonies pay France for who knows what to this day... it is bullshit.

    And as you can see once Britain left those countries like india they have descended into chaos once again much like the former Soviet states in central asia. Consequently, they remain totally corrupt and very poor. For reference, Russian per capita income is 10X that of India's.

    The best roads in Britain were made by the Romans... and Britain encourages chaos in the countries it does not occupy or control... the US does too.

    There are no countries more corrupt than the western countries... the people get a token say but it is the people funding the politicians that write the laws in their favour so they can make lots of money...

    Cancer rates are high around the world because Monsanto and other big companies make poisons that are used in agriculture... and of course to provide enough meat for the worlds population normal farming with open fields wont work, so you build a huge building and fill it with hundreds of thousands of animals like chickens or pigs and they stand at a trough and eat and never move anywhere... steroids give them muscle mass so they have some flesh to them and of course antibiotics deal with the equivalent of bed sores because they can't groom themselves in the confines of their cages... and then when they are butchered they inject chemicals to produce the right colour flesh their customers prefer and to preserve the meat because it might be getting shipped to another country and sit in customs for two weeks before it gets anywhere near the customer... it is all these chemicals in processed meats that cause cancer but they wont admit it because there is not enough arable land to farm naturally to meet demand in large population centres like London etc etc...
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:18 am

    It is funny when people try to claim the ends justify the means... we enslaved them... but now they have the internet so what are they upset about...

    Well if I murder your entire family to steal the vegetables out of your garden to feed my family and you decide move house because you are just too upset to stay there and then your house burns down then you owe me because I saved your life...

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