Diamond mining is a term that refers to the process as well as the end result of forming THCA diamonds, or crystals, from a cannabis concentrate. Creating THC diamonds from live resin is one of the most popular methods of diamond mining, which is also referred to as recrystallization, due to the process of reforming cannabinoids into crystals. THC diamonds are a highly potent concentrate with up to 99% pure THCa. THCa is non-psychoactive until heat is applied, which converts this mother cannabinoid into THC.
Crystal diamonds are typically enjoyed by vaping or dabbing as simply smoking crystals in a joint does not provide the heat to burn hot enough to make this transformation. Diamond mining is typically performed by specialists and requires special equipment and safety precautions as the recrystallization process requires flash freezing and applied pressure.