- Aug 10, 2008
Heh, it''s 800 carats, not 800,000 (I''m pretty sure the comma indicates a decimal point and not a thousand separator.) 800 carats is around 1/3 pound.Date: 3/27/2009 1:55:33 PM
Good lord!!! So what does 800,000 carats translate to in pounds? 5? 10?
I know, seriously! It's funny because I was watching a show about this giant crystal cave on the Science Channel, and I was floored! I started thinking about Superman and his secret crystal cavern. It was interesting that the scientists only had 20 minutes to study the cave because of the heavy fumes. What kinds of chemicals do you think they were inhaling? It never occured to me that a room full of giant treasures can kill you!Date: 3/27/2009 2:18:24 PM
I wonder how big these crystals would be if cut - from the giant crystal cave in Mexico.
A sort of south-of-the-border Fortress of Solitude, Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) contains some of the world's largest known natural crystals—translucent beams of gypsum as long as 36 feet (11 meters).
You want to talk large, here you go. Kind of reminds me of Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
Actually the sign reads 800.00 carats which equals 160 grams which is approximately 0,35 lbs. Edit: I was beaten to it
The biggest 57 facet brilliant cut stone I have seen live is a opaque stone in Lannavaara, Sweden. It weighs 52 kilograms which equals about 114.5 lbs. It is cut from a piece of almost white granite rock (IIRC) not a single mineral.
Yes, I would think you would get a finger cramp with a stone that big on your hand.Date: 3/27/2009 2:51:42 PM
LOL...I just caught myself. I checked the pic four times, and my eyes saw a comma between the 800 and 000. Then the pic''s file name has 800 on it.
Still, 1/3 of a pound is huge!
Thanks for the correction