When these Canadian miners went to work, they had a classic saying in mind: go big or go home. Measuring in at 33.74mm by 54.56mm, workers at Dominion Diamond Mines recently discovered what has been revealed to be the largest diamond ever found in North America. At 552 carats, it's a real whopper!
Miners just unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in Canada 😱 The 552-carat yellow gem is almost 3 times the si… https://t.co/gDNFrGrpz7— TicToc by Bloomberg (@TicToc by Bloomberg)1544886016.0
Dominion wrote in a statement:
"A diamond of this size is completely unexpected for this part of the world and marks a true milestone for diamond mining in North America."
#DominionDiamondMines says the largest diamond ever found in North America was unearthed at the #DiavikDiamondMine… https://t.co/M5Y6o6m6Uk— Steve Silva (@Steve Silva)1544810624.0
On Twitter, users were amazed in their own, unique way.
This looks like a potato wrapped in tin foil https://t.co/cHD5T7ZtBg— Swiss Schiess (@Swiss Schiess)1544890577.0
Some were certain they'd seen the diamond somewhere before...
Miners find chicken-egg-sized diamond 💎in Canada's frozen north. (Have we considered that it could also be the mosq… https://t.co/nURg4P7zYy— Tara Lachapelle (@Tara Lachapelle)1544799101.0
@tictoc It looks like it should have a mosquito in it that can be used to bring back the dinosaurs 🦕— Nic Soglanich (@Nic Soglanich)1544906509.0
They say whoever owns the diamond can control time.
@tictoc https://t.co/GdyCge3jr4— marc (@marc)1544907733.0
@SteveCSilva Thats an infinity stone!— Intasar Khan (@Intasar Khan)1544911447.0
Dominion also wrote of how the "abrasion markings on the stone's surface attest to the difficult journey it underwent during recovery, and the fact that it remains intact is remarkable."
@tictoc @Kris_Sacrebleu How the heck does someone know that's a diamond? If I found it, I'd just say 'Hey this rock… https://t.co/nlY7VZxKpI— Patty Crowe (@Patty Crowe)1544907315.0
A diamond this size is going to bear some strange resemblances.
@SteveCSilva This is clearly a chicken nugget https://t.co/0eWhk0Nm4v— ScoutieLue (@ScoutieLue)1544929375.0
@SteveCSilva This looks like a magnificent piece of vanilla rock candy.— Michelle Maples (@Michelle Maples)1544914367.0
@93wibc You forgot the best part - it looks like foil wrapped leftovers! https://t.co/kmzxgFjkVy— Michelle Maples (@Michelle Maples)1544914550.0
Users were also pretty nervous for whoever's job it is to cut the massive stone.
@93wibc Imagine being the dude who messes up cutting one of the biggest diamonds ever found— JG ✏✒💀 (@JG ✏✒💀)1544908263.0
@93wibc Wouldn't it be worth more like this?! I mean how often do you get to see a diamond in the rough? Let alone one this big?!?!— sherrie miranda (@sherrie miranda)1544907594.0
If anyone's looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, this may be just the ticket!
@SteveCSilva I’d love a piece of this rock! https://t.co/GlJzl8ghCp— Lori-Jo Carroll (@Lori-Jo Carroll)1544912025.0
@93wibc https://t.co/RALBNLnTdz— Monique Crawford (@Monique Crawford)1544932534.0
After all, when it comes to a diamond this large, most people will react the same way:
@taralach @markets https://t.co/fPx2Orh4ZQ— Exodus (@Exodus)1544904565.0