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Diamonds floating


diamonds will float on water.In fact floatation is one way
the mines recover them.Yeah so who cares if you believe it or not?

G. Gilmore, I’m not picking on you but, diamonds will not float on water
under normal surcustances. In mining they use a cyclonic seperator using
water to seperate the dregs from the rough. The specific gravity of diamond
is 3.somthing. In layman’s terms, diamonds are roughly 3 times heavier that
water. Therfore, they won’t float.

Actually, they stick to grease, so in another method the diamond slurry is
poured over a greased conveyor belt. Rocks slide off, but the diamonds stick.

Dianne Karg
Toronto, Ontario, Canada