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Diamonds Discovered in US by Gold Prospector

Posted by Dan Hausel 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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New Gemstone Book Tells the Reader where to find gemstones

Posted by Dan Hausel on October 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Its been in the works since 2011, and it is finally published. My new book tells about my experiences as a gem, gold and diamond hunter and also tells you where you can find your own gemstone deposits. For instance, there appears to be a major opal and agate deposit near Douglas, Wyoming, but no one is looking. How about the creeks around Cheyenne, Wy...
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Pink Diamond Sells for $83 Million!

Posted by Dan Hausel on October 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The $83 Million Pink Diamond Default

Diamond cutter Isaac Wolf outbid three rivals for the 59.6-carat “Pink Star” diamond, offering about $83.2 million, a world record for any gem sold at auction. He renamed it the “Pink Dream.” Unlike many who would make a purchase like this, he revealed his identity and explained why he bought the gem. In fac...

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Pink Diamond Sells for Record Price

Posted by Dan Hausel on October 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)


A fancy 8.41 carat, pear-shaped, flawless pink diamond sold for a record $17.8 million in Hong Kong this week, over $3m more than what Sotheby's was expecting to fetch, setting a world auction record on a per-carat basis for this kind o...

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Pink Star

Posted by Dan Hausel on October 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Just a month after setting a world record for the most valuable White diamond sold at auction, a 118.28-carat D-flawless that sold for $30.6-M on 7 October in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s Geneva expects to set another record on 13 November, when the Pink Star crosses its block." target="_blank">Pink Star, a 59.6-carat internally flawless vivid-Pink diamond is expected to fetch more than $60-M. It is the largest stone of...

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Large Pink Diamond Recovered at Argyle Mine

Posted by Dan Hausel on October 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Large Pink Diamond Recovered at Argyle Mine

Mining group Rio Tinto has unearthed an extremely rare pink diamond.


It discovered Australia's biggest rough pink diamond, named the Jubilee Pink, at its Argyle mine.


The diamond is similar to the Williamson Pink, given to Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift in the 1950s.


It is thought to be worth millions of doll...

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Record Price for Sapphire

Posted by Dan Hausel on March 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When most of us think of corundum, we visualize the intense pigeon’s blood purplish-red color of Burmese ruby, the satiated blue of Kashmir sapphire or the subtlety of pink and orange Padparadscha sapphire. Sapphire and ruby are two of the better known gemstones in the world and two of the more valuable gems.


Rare pink Padparadscha sapphires of Sri Lanka are extraordinary, but, it is the blue sapphire that brin...

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Geologist & Author Recognized

Posted by Dan Hausel on August 20, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)

PRESS RELEASE August 15th, 2013

Marquis Who’s Who in the World selected Dan Hausel for their biographical compendium over the past 10 years. Professor Hausel was the senior economic geologist and deputy director at the Wyoming Geological Survey at the University of Wy...

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Geologist Recognized by Who's Who

Posted by Dan Hausel on May 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (8)

Arizona geologist and martial arts instructor, Dan Hausel, was notified by Fred Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Marquis Who’s Who of his inclusion in the forthcoming 68th Edition of Who’s Who in America 2014. Hausel was first selected as a Who’s Who honoree more than 25 ye...

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Geologists find MONSTER Gold Deposit

Posted by Dan Hausel on February 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

W. Dan Hausel recounted discovery of the Donlin Creek gold deposit in Alaska as a member of a 7-geologist team who were later awarded the Thayer Lindsely Award for an International Mineral Discovery by the Prospector’s ...

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