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Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Posted by gemhunter on March 22, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (15)

Press Release - March 22nd, 2017


Gilbert, Arizona Karate & Kobudo Grandmaster Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Achievement


Sounds strange? A karate and kobudo instructor selected for an award for science? Actually, it is common place for one person.


Grandmaster Dan Hausel is a polymath - a person who reached the highest level of achievement in more than one di...

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Dan Hausel Included in Men and Women of Science

Posted by gemhunter on August 13, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (5)

W. Dan Hausel with foot on boulder filled with gem kyanite, ruby and sapphire taken after his discovery of some of the largest colored gemstone deposits of iolite gems found on earth. This photo appeared on the cover of the ICMJ Prospecting and Mining Journal.

August, 2016

W. Dan Hausel, will be honored by induction into the 1st edition of the biogr...

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MONSTER GOLD DEPOSIT FOUND IN ALASKA - One of the 10 Largest Gold Deposits Found in History

Posted by gemhunter on February 4, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Northern Miner (Feb. 11-17, 2013) described Donlin Creek as a MONSTER GOLD DEPOSIT with more than 43 million ounces of gold reserves! In addition, gold resources are suggested to include another 140 million inferred ounces and only about 40% of the gold-bearing intrusive has been drilled to date, making this already one of the 10 largest gold deposits eve...

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Beautiful Diamond from Africa

Posted by gemhunter on February 4, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

October 24, 2013 – Diamcor Mining Inc of Canada reported in a press release the sale of the previously announced ~91.65 carat gem quality octahedral diamond (final weight 91.72 carats) for $817,920 (US), or $8,917 (US) per carat.


The diamond was sold as part of 2,654.63 carats of rough diamonds from the Company’s Krone-Endora at Venetia Project. The majority of these rough diamonds recovered in conjunction with ongoing testing on the lower-grade...

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Valuable Pink Diamond Sold

Posted by gemhunter on February 3, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Nov. 2010: A rare pink diamond sold for the highest price in history at an auction in Switzerland. The 24.78 fancy pink diamond was sold at a Sotheby's auction for a record US$46 million (or $1.86 million/ct). This beat the old record for the 35.56-carat Wittelsbach blue diamond that sold for more than $24 million in 2008. The emerald cut pink diamond was apparently last seen on the market 60 years ago. Another diamond that is up for auction is also expected t...

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Most Influential Scientists of 2016.

Posted by gemhunter on February 3, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you, thank you. I just received a notice that I have been selected as one of the most influential scientists of 2016. It is nice to be considered for such an honor.


Nicholas S. Law, Director General with the IBC, Cambridge, England contacted me and wrote, "Professor W. Dan Hausel, you have been put forw...

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Geologist Selected for International Award

Posted by gemhunter on July 3, 2015 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (3)

A traffic jam in the Wyoming desert. Dan Hausel leads field trip to the South Pass greenstone belt and gold deposits in the Wind River Mountains. Photo by Wyoming Representative - David Miller. Over 30 years, a few  thousand people attended Professor Hausel's

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Posted by gemhunter on January 27, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

With the Gemhunter's book in hand, a prospector from North Carolina reported finding a cache of 30 diamonds including a flawless, 5-carat diamond that could be worth $thousands. The book,

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Diamonds discovered in North Carolina

Posted by gemhunter on January 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Glenn Worthington from Arkansas recently brought to my attention an article about the recent discovery of 13 diamonds in North Carolina.

Diamonds Discovered in US by Gold Prospector

Posted by gemhunter on December 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well it happened. One prospector contacted me who recently read my book on finding gemstones. He reported that a university in North Carolina confirmed he had found several diamonds including one, flawless, 5-carat diamond in a placer at one of the many sites mentioned in my book released in late 2014.

This followed discoveries of sapphires at another location by a different prospector and also discoveries of lamprophyres (one of a few rock types known to contain diamonds). We expect t...

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