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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Ferdinand diamond. According to a writer in 1882, this diamond was a 42-carat flawed Indian stone found in the early seventeenth century and taken to Venice by one Edward Fer­dinand for cutting. During the early stages of the fashioning process, it broke into numerous pieces. Further details are lacking.

Ferouba. An important alluvial dia­mond deposit in Guinea, on which Societe Cuineenone de Recherches et d''Exploitations Minieres (SOCUIN-EX) has had an exploitation concession. See guinea.

fervidor (or canoa). A Brazilian term for a primitive and little-used method of separating Diamonds from worth­less gravel.

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