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ND state geologist expects diamond exploration
By By James Mac Pherson on January 03, 2013 Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus 0 Comments
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of miles from the frenzied drilling in North Dakota’s oil patch, an international mining company quietly sunk a hole in a bean field near St. Thomas in search of other riches buried below the prairie: diamonds.

The search came up empty according to a report published this week, but North Dakota’s state geologist said he expects others to take up the quest because of the potential payoff.

“Searching for diamonds is like searching for a needle in a haystack except that this is a very valuable needle,” state geologist Ed Murphy said. “That is why people are searching and will continue to search.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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