Wednesday, June 27, 2007
A Moranbah Diamond - Found only in the Moranbah area from Goonyella/Riverside Mine to the Peak Downs Highway, this quartz crystal is a true gem. It has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 (topaz = 8 and diamond = 10). Due to the iron content in the 'cooking' process this gem has a clarity far superior to that of a normal quartz crystal.
I know it's meant to be wordless - but Nito came home with a Moranbah diamond!!