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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Montana Treasure Story of Diamonds found then buried

In 1883, a miner named Ed Mason picked up a 3 1/4-carat diamond in a sluice box on his gold claim at Ophir Gulch. The weight and value of the stone was verified by a New York jeweler upon Masons subsequent visit to the east. Before his death, Mason told of a sack full of diamonds he had found and buried near his cabin in Ophir Gulch. No one knows now exactly where that cabin stood.

Ophir Gulch is about halfway between the two small towns of Garrison and Elliston in Powell County. Glacial diamonds have also been found on Nelson Hill in Glacier County. The possibilities of more being found in these two areas are very good.
Montana Treasure Story of Diamonds found then buried

In 1883, a miner named Ed Mason picked up a 3 1/4-carat  diamond in a sluice box on his gold claim at Ophir Gulch. The weight and value of the stone was verified by a New York jeweler upon Masons subsequent visit to the east. Before his death, Mason told of a sack full of diamonds he had found and buried near his cabin in Ophir Gulch. No one knows now exactly where that cabin stood. 

Ophir Gulch is about halfway between the two small towns of Garrison and Elliston in Powell County. Glacial diamonds have also been found on Nelson Hill in Glacier County. The possibilities of more being found in these two areas are very good.