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G O L D   M I N I N G   I N   C A L I F O R N I A           341

NOTICE REGARDING DIAMONDS
PRICE OF DIAMONDS 

Rough diamonds fit for Cutting are sold at £1. 13.4. to £2. the carat.
A carat is rather more than three grains, & 156 Carats equal to one ounce tray.  But if the stones are above one Carat, the square of the weight is multiplied by the price of a [?] Carat, so that, for example, a rough stone of three Carats costs 3 x 3 - £2 or £18.  It is similar with Cut diamonds, and at present {1855} the purest brilliants of one Carat fetch more than £8 - a brilliant of two Carats 2 x 2 x £8  £32 - .  Where stones are over eight or ten Carats, however 

 

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