A gemologist who is currently studying diamonds in mines of Spain’s northern province of Valladolid has come up with an ingenious way to find the diamonds hidden under the rocks.
According to the BBC, Miguel del Carmen de la Vega has been researching the local gems since the late 1970s and has discovered that the mines of Vallandrido are full of diamonds.
“These diamonds are not always found in a clear deposit, which means they can be easily separated from the surrounding soil and are easily seen on the surface,” the professor told the BBC.
The gemologist told the broadcaster that he had found diamonds in some of the mines and even discovered one in a tunnel leading to the underground cavern.
The professor added that he believes that the gems in the mines are being kept in the soil and is planning to use a laser to scan them for signs of diamonds when they are dug up.
This is not the first time that a gemologist has come across diamonds in a Spanish mine.
In 2007, Miguel de la Luna stumbled across a diamond in the same vein, according to the Independent.
In April of last year, an engineer at the Valladrido Mine also stumbled upon a diamond.