Question for the DeBeers Lab at U of A

K TV showed a DeBeers diamond-detecting machine at work. It was
presented on K differentiating a Gemesis “fake” from a real DeBeers
natural diamond.

If Energy and Mines Minister Neufeld buys one for prospectors in BC,
can it also detect ruby/sapphire stones and emeralds?

In my prospecting I estimate that at noon and full sunlight I can
get a glint of colour from stones as small as 1/100 mm.

Can your machine assay precious stones this small?

Perhaps the Orchid list for gemology does not like the satirical
parts of my posting below or perhaps they do not like the more
technical details of field gemology. In any case, those who want to
pursue this further can subscribe elsewhere.