Diamantina diamonds

The “My Precious” picture gallery grows (check it here), with more diamond photos from past trips to the Diamantina – Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Light conditions are always poor and time short. It helps to travel with friends they know but the garimpeiros, despite intrigued with the expensive camera laden gringo speaking funny Portuguese, are invariably friendly; they always let me take all the pictures I want and let me, a stranger, witness the negotiation process. This picture – a complete parcel, including its container – was taken in 2012 in the Diamantina – MG region.

The full diamond parcel, complete with container
The full diamond parcel, complete with container


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Luís Chambel

Exploration & Research Mining Engineer, MSc Engineering Geology, MBA, PhD European Engineer -EUR ING; Euro Geologist - EURO GEOL

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