Diamond mining

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Chemical process

Diamond mining[ˈdaɪəmənd ˈmaɪnɪŋ]


The deliberate technique of making a cannabis concentrate to create diamonds, most frequently THCA diamonds, is known as diamond mining. Because cannabinoids reform into crystals, this process is known as “recrystallization.”

Cannabis concentrates aren’t always consistent, and their consistency does shift over time. Shatter, for example, can transform into sugar when exposed to heat and humidity. At the same time, the live resin can turn into terp sauce—a liquid substance containing cannabinoids that have recrystallized into diamonds—over time.

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