I found Precious Gems in central Kansas!

I found Precious Gems in central Kansas!

*Apologies to all headphone users about the wind noise, it gets a little better later in the video I promise! I only had one shot to record this video and won’t be back in the location till May, so I’ll try to do a similar adventure with much better audio this summer.*

Follow along as I pan for garnet, peridot, and sapphire micro-gems in the Arkansas River in central Kansas. These gems have washed down from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and can be found in the heavy mineral deposits along the river. Exciting finds, as I’ve long believed them to be hiding in there.

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  1. itschrif on February 23, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Hey Mr. Miller. I travel for a month at a time but my nest is in Wichita. I typically work (outdoors) in Montana…and my oh my, the finds are everywhere and so amazing. I’ve just got into all this recently, and my question is, is there anything around Wichita here man?

  2. Joseph Miller on February 23, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Apologies again for the wind noise, if you can’t stomach listening to the whole thing I will fully understand, you may have to watch it on mute with subtitles on😂 I will certainly try to do better in the future

  3. Snake dude on February 23, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Cool! Do you perhaps know any good rockhounding locations near the KC area?

  4. Denis Weimer on February 23, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Is there any place nearby where you can get all the way through the gravel to the interface with the bedrock? Maybe even a place where the river USED to be? It would be interesting to know what heavies are at the very bottom of that gravel.

  5. The Arkansas Diamond Miner on February 23, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    You should study up on using a Muddy Miner Saruca to find these garnets. We use them for diamonds in Arkansas. We also find garnets and peridot as well.

  6. Mechele Ford on February 23, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    It’s Kansas. It’s supposed to sound like that in the winter

  7. Steve Woods on February 23, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Whats the name of the tiny mexican resturamt on the corner? Or at least the town?

  8. Peter Wentz on February 23, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Awesome discovery and finds! Thank you for putting the work in to prove there are gemstones here in KS ❤

  9. zekesgirl100 on February 23, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    I grew up along that river and never, ever dreamed I could find that kind of stuff!

  10. xeroxiez on February 23, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I have a small stream on private property that has never been surveyed for geodes or etc. Would love to have you come out I’m in Kansas near Kansas city

  11. Stephen Rothwell on February 23, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    The gem you found at 10:40. I’d put money on it being a Topaz. Well done matey. Not being a dick but you could do with sorting the sound quality out 😁😎

  12. Anon on February 23, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    I saw you there like a month ago lol

  13. Qeys Qeys on February 23, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    I have a lot of Gems back in my country East African how I can legally import to here and sell them

  14. jleverhart on February 23, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Honestly, the wind has been so bad out here in Kansas, I’m not sure even someone with the top quality equipment could filter it out. Also, as a Arkansas native, every time you say Arkansas river my heart screams and dramatically *fake* dies.

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