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16th Oct '17 1:33:57 PM DaibhidC
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* in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Diamond Dogs'', the diamonds that form in Saturn's atmosphere are ''said'' to be uncut when they get hauled up, but at the same time Bill instantly recognises them as being diamonds. The cover shows a rain of perfectly cut diamonds.

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* in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Diamond Dogs'', the diamonds that form in Saturn's atmosphere are ''said'' to be uncut when they get hauled up, but at the same time Bill instantly recognises them as being diamonds. The cover shows a rain of perfectly cut diamonds.
shiny, faceted stones.
16th Oct '17 1:32:07 PM DaibhidC
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* Inverted in the Literature/SherlockHolmes short story ''The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual''. The sack containing apparently worthless broken bits of metal and colored stones [[spoiler:turns out to be the lost crown of Charles I, priceless for its historical value alone.]]
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' novel ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas''. The murderer has stolen a fortune in diamonds and hidden them somewhere on the estate, but no one can find them. Poirot realises [[spoiler:that the diamonds were uncut, and thus just look like pebbles to a bystander, allowing the murderer to hide them in plain sight in a plant pot]].

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* Inverted in the Literature/SherlockHolmes short story ''The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual''. The sack containing apparently worthless broken bits of metal and colored stones [[spoiler:turns out to be the lost crown of Charles I, priceless for its historical value alone.]]
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HerculePoirot''
''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas''. The murderer has stolen a fortune in diamonds and hidden them somewhere on the estate, but no one can find them. Poirot realises [[spoiler:that ''Diamond Dogs'', the diamonds were uncut, and thus just look like pebbles that form in Saturn's atmosphere are ''said'' to a bystander, allowing be uncut when they get hauled up, but at the murderer to hide same time Bill instantly recognises them in plain sight in as being diamonds. The cover shows a plant pot]].
rain of perfectly cut diamonds.




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* Inverted in the Literature/SherlockHolmes short story ''The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual''. The sack containing apparently worthless broken bits of metal and colored stones [[spoiler:turns out to be the lost crown of Charles I, priceless for its historical value alone.]]
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' novel ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas''. The murderer has stolen a fortune in diamonds and hidden them somewhere on the estate, but no one can find them. Poirot realises [[spoiler:that the diamonds were uncut, and thus just look like pebbles to a bystander, allowing the murderer to hide them in plain sight in a plant pot]].
9th Oct '17 1:06:26 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales1987'', Scrooge buys a coal mine, and his nephews question why. Scrooge answers by tapping a particularly large chunk of coal (which was just lying around for some reason), and it collapses, revealing it was just a black crust surrounding a perfectly cut diamond, so large Scrooge can lean on it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales1987'': In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales1987'', "Marking Time" Scrooge buys a coal mine, an island, and his nephews question why. Scrooge answers by tapping a particularly large chunk of coal rock (which was just lying around for some reason), and it collapses, revealing it was just a black crust surrounding a perfectly cut diamond, so large Scrooge can lean on it.
16th Jul '17 9:58:14 PM HeroGal2347
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'', Scrooge buys a coal mine, and his nephews question why. Scrooge answers by tapping a particularly large chunk of coal (which was just lying around for some reason), and it collapses, revealing it was just a black crust surrounding a perfectly cut diamond, so large Scrooge can lean on it.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales1987'', Scrooge buys a coal mine, and his nephews question why. Scrooge answers by tapping a particularly large chunk of coal (which was just lying around for some reason), and it collapses, revealing it was just a black crust surrounding a perfectly cut diamond, so large Scrooge can lean on it.
28th Mar '17 3:06:21 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the dwarfs' mine has a huge variety of fist-sized gems that are all already perfectly cut. Doc's evaluations aren't even really about their carats, but whether they "sound" good via tapping them.
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* In ''Film/{{Congo}}'', the diamonds in the ancient mine are already sufficiently well cut that one can be plugged straight into a commercial laser for ''huge'' power boost.



* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the dwarfs' mine has a huge variety of gems that are all already perfectly cut. Doc's evaluations aren't even really about their carats, but whether they "sound" good via tapping them.
* In ''Film/{{Congo}}'', the diamonds in the ancient mine are already sufficiently well cut that one can be plugged straight into a commercial laser for ''huge'' power boost.



* In ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' the Numbers Mine is of the ordinary sort. Carts of rough stone are being pushed around, and men are explicitly sitting at buffing wheels on site. The Mathemagician has to reach into their carts to get polished stones. The weird thing is; the residents of Digitopolis [[WorthlessYellowRocks consider diamonds, emeralds, etc. to be worthless]], yet they ''still'' polish and cut them before tossing them out.

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* In ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' the Numbers Mine is of the ordinary sort. Carts of rough stone are being pushed around, and men are explicitly sitting at buffing wheels on site. The Mathemagician has to reach into their carts to get polished stones. The weird thing is; is that the residents of Digitopolis [[WorthlessYellowRocks consider diamonds, emeralds, etc. to be worthless]], yet they ''still'' polish and cut them before tossing them out.



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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' - mined gems are uncut. In order to use them in jewelery, the Crafting skill is required to cut them first. It also gets into the realistic zone in that the gems don't just lie on the ground but have to be mined - and in that certain gems are found with certain ores.

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' - mined ''VideoGame/RuneScape'': Mined gems are uncut. In order to use them in jewelery, the Crafting skill is required to cut them first. It also gets into the realistic zone in that the gems don't just lie on the ground but have to be mined - and in that certain gems are found with certain ores.



* Averted in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Secret of Shadow Ranch]]'', in which getting an agate polished is actually necessary to obtain a clue.

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* Averted in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew In ''VideoGame/NancyDrew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch]]'', in which Ranch'', getting an agate properly polished is actually necessary to obtain a clue.
22nd Jan '17 10:36:35 AM Pinokio
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* In ''Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre'', when activating Dr. Wormageddon, the gems found underground are already cut and polished.
20th Jan '17 11:17:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' the Numbers Mine is of the ordinary sort. Carts of rough stone are being pushed around, and men are explicitly sitting at buffing wheels on site. The Mathemagician has to reach into their carts to get polished stones. The weird thing is; the residents of Digitopolis [[WorthlessYellowRocks consider diamonds, emeralds, etc. to be worthless]], yet they ''still'' polish and cut them before tossing them out.

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* In ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' the Numbers Mine is of the ordinary sort. Carts of rough stone are being pushed around, and men are explicitly sitting at buffing wheels on site. The Mathemagician has to reach into their carts to get polished stones. The weird thing is; the residents of Digitopolis [[WorthlessYellowRocks consider diamonds, emeralds, etc. to be worthless]], yet they ''still'' polish and cut them before tossing them out.



* ''SpyroTheDragon'' features a lot of gemstones, scattered around the world. However, it's confirmed that this is the stolen and scattered treasure hoards of the dragons, similar to Fort Knox in America. The size can probably be attributed to magic. Interestingly, the most valuable gems, [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]] (worth 25 treasure), appear to be amethyst, staple of any gem collection and a derivative of quartz (which is ''literally'' common as dirt).
** The [[Spyro2RiptosRage second game]] zig-zags this trope. The first level has massive, perfectly-cut gemstones jutting from the ground, and the native creatures known as the Gemcutters presumably have the job of cutting and processing the giant gems into smaller, usable ones.

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* ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' features a lot of gemstones, scattered around the world. However, it's confirmed that this is the stolen and scattered treasure hoards of the dragons, similar to Fort Knox in America. The size can probably be attributed to magic. Interestingly, the most valuable gems, [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]] (worth 25 treasure), appear to be amethyst, staple of any gem collection and a derivative of quartz (which is ''literally'' common as dirt).
** * The [[Spyro2RiptosRage second game]] game ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' zig-zags this trope. The first level has massive, perfectly-cut gemstones jutting from the ground, and the native creatures known as the Gemcutters presumably have the job of cutting and processing the giant gems into smaller, usable ones.
20th Dec '16 8:38:39 PM Xtifr
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* This occurs in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' novel ''The High King''. While going through a Fair Folk mine tunnel, Glew finds a large number of uncut gems that are sparkling, glinting and glittering. (Homage is paid to the trope though: Doli comments that those stones are really worthless, and even the work of a jeweler wouldn't improve them much.)

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* This occurs in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' novel ''The High King''. While going through a Fair Folk mine tunnel, Glew finds a large number of uncut gems that are sparkling, glinting and glittering. (Homage is paid to the trope though: Doli comments that those stones are really worthless, and even the work of a jeweler wouldn't improve them much.)
30th Nov '16 1:05:30 PM dlchen145
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** The pleasant corollary is that these gem deposits are absolutely everywhere, and are considered almost valueless (Rarity uses them to decorate stage costumes) if sparkly. Finding an exceptionally large gem (like the Fire Ruby Spike is shown saving for his birthday dinner) or a set of perfectly-matched gems may be difficult, but finding gems is quite easy if you know how to look.
*** Though in "Just For Sidekicks," Spike uses a tiny sliver of a ruby to buy a massive industrial pet washer, which just adds to the confusion.
28th Nov '16 3:51:03 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/{{EverQuest}}'', mines feature naturally cut and polished gems.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia'', gems are naturally cut and polished.
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' has enormous pre-cut gems inside the ground, too.



* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' has enormous pre-cut gems inside the ground, too.



* Almost all of the PokemonMysteryDungeon games involve a quest in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.



* Almost all of the PokemonMysteryDungeon games involve a quest in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.

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* Almost all In ''Sword of the PokemonMysteryDungeon games involve a quest Chaos'', gems grow in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.mines naturally cut and polished.




* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia'', gems are naturally cut and polished.



* In ''Sword of Chaos'', gems grow in mines naturally cut and polished.
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