BRAZIL: 574 Carats

Larger than the largest diamond found in South Africa's Kimberley Mines (442 carats) or in her De Beers Mines (503 carats) was a monstrous Brazilian diamond of 574 carats found last week by an impecunious prospector in Bello Horizonte, 300 miles from Rio de Janeiro, on the lands of rich Dona Dolores Matta Machado Vidigal.

Dona Dolores, so far as could be learned, took no steps. In Rio a diamond merchant offered $80,000 for the stone, was refused by the prospector, who seemed to know a thing or two himself. (Thus in 1853...

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