Dec. 15, 2021

The Great Diamond Hoax

The Great Diamond Hoax

This episode is a diamond in the rough


The diamond hoax of 1872 was a swindle in which a pair of prospectors sold a false American diamond deposit to prominent businessmen in San Francisco and New York City. It also triggered a brief diamond prospecting craze in the western United States, in ArizonaNew MexicoUtahWyoming, and Colorado.

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