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Moonstone mine in Srilanka
 
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The beautiful island of Sri Lanka, and home of the highest quality moonstone in the world, lies in the Indian Ocean just off the southern tip of India itself. Gem deposits in Sri Lanka can be divided into two types – the more abundant ‘sedimentary’ deposits caused by the weathering actions of wind and water, and the less common primary deposits found within the bedrock itself. One of the best-known primary gem deposits in Sri Lanka is the large pegmatite vein of moonstone at Meetiyagoda, a small village a few miles from the coast in the south-west of the island. The village boasts 10 mines which have been the most important source for top quality blue moonstone since it was discovered here in 1906.
Views: 551 Tharinda Elvitigala
Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Underground Gemstone Mining Ratnapura Sapphires (04)
 
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Gemstone mining in Sri Lanka, Ratnapura area. Digging underground for Sapphires and Rubies in the special layer. The tunnels are stabilized by wood, bamboo and leaves and must be emptied of water all the time with large pomps run by diesel engines. The sand or gravel containing the gems is filled in bags and has to be lifted up out off the underground tunnel. Than the sand is poured simply on the ground and inspected by the well trained eyes of the gem searcher.
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FINDING NATURAL BLUE SAPPHIRES IN ONTARIO
 
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Rockhounding at a secret Ontario location for natural blue corundum crystals (sapphire gemstones). Warning - only had my old camera in my kit, so some poor video quality at the dig site.
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Greenland Rubies - Natural Beauties
 
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This is the second video we did after our field expedition in May 2018. Like in 2017, we had the privilege to visit again the Aappaluttoq ruby mine operated by « Greenland Ruby » ( a company part of LNS group) in South West Greenland and collect, on site, at the mine, some reference samples for the "Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones" (DANAT) Lab. It was great to see again the mine, this time in production and witness the mining in arctic conditions. Interestingly also, this time we were joined by Mads Kornerup, from Shamballa Jewels. While I was collecting samples from the mine to the lab, he was looking at the whole thing from his side, meaning from mine to market. A very interesting expedition indeed.
Aquamarine, Beryl & Emerald everywhere
 
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I can't contain my excitement when precious gemstones are just scattered everywhere. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Careneri/featured?view_as=public MORE How to Find Gold and Gems – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 LAPIDARY Gem Cutting - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago Liz Kreate Recipes – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX Our Budgie Pedro – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU PEDRO the Budgie Official Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQbOj641px0d_e-m3YbQMag
Views: 505277 Liz Kreate
Guerilla Sapphire Mining - Ilakaka, Madagascar
 
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Ilakaka in the centre of the arid, southern plains of Madagascar is a product of an explosion in Sapphire discovery and trade. In 1998 this sleepy town had a population of 40 villagers but now numbers close 60,000. Labourers have migrated in from across Madagascar and traders from around the globe. Madagascar’s sapphires resemble those from Sri Lanka as the two islands were once part of a single geological structure that was torn apart by plate tectonics. Concentrated by ancient rivers and alluvial deposits these stones are now found at a depth of 20-50m below the surface of the desert landscape.. Small, guerrilla mines account for the high frequency of fatalities in the region. Exploratory wells are sunk vertically down, upto 50m, until the sapphire rich gravel is reached. Men, spoil and gravel alike are hoisted and lowered down the wells by make-shift log and rope winches. The mines are dug simply with a sharpened piece of steel rod but without any installation or reinforcement they are liable to collapse. Boys as young as 12 are killed by cave-ins or asphyxiate in the tunnels.
Views: 7238 Toby Smith
« REDLANDIC » - Meet the northern ruby miners
 
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In May 2018, we had the privilege to visit again the Aappaluttoq ruby mine operated by « Greenland Ruby » ( a company part of LNS group) in South West Greenland. It was great to see the mine in production, witness the mining in arctic conditions, meet the local people working there and listen what they had to say about their work. Interestingly also, this time we were joined by Mads Kornerup from Shamballa Jewels. It was just a great pleasure to witness somebody from the consuming side of the industry meeting miners and listen what he had to say about that incredible mine.
Ethiopian Sapphire - A New Discovery
 
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#sapphire #bluesapphire #sapphirejewelry Originally filmed in April 2017, this is a slideshow montage of the first ever pictures of the restricted access Tigray Sapphire Fields. The Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Natural Gas kindly arranged for me to enter the sapphire mining area to witness what was the birth of a sapphire rush in these arid hinterlands.
Views: 1635 FlamesJewelryTM
How and Where to Find GEMSTONES in Australia
 
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Our Secret to finding Gemstones & Prospecting spots. Music: : "The World will break apart today" By: Dan-O at Danosongs.com About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Careneri/featured?view_as=public MORE How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Liz Kreate Recipes - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU
Views: 403993 Liz Kreate
Sapphire Trading - Ilakaka, Madagascar
 
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Ilakaka in the centre of the arid, southern plains of Madagascar is a product of an explosion in Sapphire discovery and trade. In 1998 this sleepy town had a population of 40 villagers but now numbers close 60,000. Labourers have migrated in from across Madagascar and traders from around the globe. Madagascar’s sapphires resemble those from Sri Lanka as the two islands were once part of a single geological structure that was torn apart by plate tectonics. Concentrated by ancient rivers and alluvial deposits these stones are now found at a depth of 20-50m below the surface of the desert landscape. Every day at 4pm precisely, miners from across the region descend on Ilakaka and the village of Manombe to the North to sell their day’s treasure. The Gem Traders, from Sri Lanka and Thailand, have purchasing posts ranging from simple wooden huts to giant marble palaces. Competing with each other for purchase of the stones the experts are armed with a simple magnifying torch, a water bowl and year’s of experience. The Malagasy miners queue and jostle with each other as they visit different dealers hoping to strike the best cash price. Tensions run high with each stone often representing a week’s labour from 5-25 men. Violence between the miners is common as is the occasional murder and robbery of a trader adding to the Wild-West atmosphere.
Views: 6516 Toby Smith
Finding Precious Gemstone in Java River
 
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Finding Precious Gemstone on Java River Java Island is rich of minerals and gemstone. So many Chalcedonies and Quartz Crystals can be found here. On west Java, there are deposits of Precious Opal. This video covers finding the gems in the river, cutting process of the gems, and gemstone examination by the gemologist. Please note: The Topaz Part is not original Video, its a drama setting! The Topaz crystals were not coming from Java! Enjoy the video and don't forget to Subscribe!
Views: 12856 galihadventure
finding gems
 
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this peoples are finding gems in some where sri lanka
Story Behind the Stone: Where do African Gems Come From? A positive look at the Madagascar gem trade
 
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Story Behind the Stone is a short documentary film that follows the journey of a gemstone as is passes from hand to hand, all the way from a mine on the plains of South West Madagascar to finally reach the hand of one of Madagascar's leading ladies fighting for women's rights. The film takes a positive and constructive approach, looking into the impacts of the small scale gem trade on a personal level and the affect that capacity building has there within. This film was produced by Lawson Gems (http://www.lawsongems.com) with the support of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation through the Gemstone and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub (https://www.sustainablegemstones.org/), the University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute (https://smi.uq.edu.au/) and the University of Delaware's Minerals, Materials and Society Program
Views: 4066 Lawson Gems
Red Embers Mine "The garnet and graphite experience"
 
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The Red Embers Mine is a PRIVATE mine located near the village of Erving in western Massachusetts. The mine has been in operation for approximately 8 years exclusively by the Baskin family and Jay's Minerals. The exceptional gem quality Almandine Garnet specimens we mine are some of the finest found in the American northeast. The host rock for these unique and unusual garnet specimens is a silvery grey graphite schist. We use a time consuming air abrasion process to meticulously expose each crystal from the graphite matrix. When back lit each garnet seems to glow like the crimson red embers of a burning fire. If you have any questions you can contact Jason @ [email protected] For fine specimens directly from the mine please contact: Jay's Minerals at [email protected] Alan's Quality Minerals at [email protected] Treasure Mountain Mining at www.treasuremountainmining.com Background sounds provided by:Impact Moderato by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100618 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 11239 Jay's Minerals
Vietnam Gemstones & Mining, and some tribute photo collage to my late faceting teacher.
 
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Music by Minilogue, The leopard (extrawelt remix) Please buy the very nice song if you like it. I dont own the rights! Sorry about the loud volume, I don´t think I can re-edit the sound.
Views: 98012 BalderGems
Mine Hunters S01E06 African Aquamarine - Zambia
 
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The Mine Kings travel to Zambia to find an ethical small-scale mine producing the double blue aquamarine.
Views: 29821 Funny Bunny
Le Banque Suisse - Sapphire Mining in Ilakaka, Madagascar
 
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Ilakaka in the centre of the arid, southern plains of Madagascar is a product of an explosion in Sapphire discovery and trade. In 1998 this sleepy town had a population of 40 villagers but now numbers close 60,000. Labourers have migrated in from across Madagascar and traders from around the globe. Madagascar’s sapphires resemble those from Sri Lanka as the two islands were once part of a single geological structure that was torn apart by plate tectonics. Concentrated by ancient rivers and alluvial deposits these stones are now found at a depth of 20-50m below the surface of the desert landscape. Close to Ilakaka town centre mountains of sand and gravel rise ominously above the desert plain. After scaling the terraces of uniformed coloured earth the sound of a water pump is heard coming from the depths of a seemingly bottomless pit. This unstable 40-50m deep hole is the town’s main sapphire mine and is referred to as the “Swiss Bank”. The operation is financed by a polite but secretive swiss entrepreneur who has been investing and seemingly profiteering from Ilakaka since the first gem rush over 14 years past.
Views: 1112 Toby Smith
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mining Experience 2018
 
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Awesome adventure road trip to Montana. Encountered Gem Mountain, you can mine for sapphires and quartz here. Here is our experience.
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Finding Cambrian Moonstones on Moonstone Beach - Cambria, CA - Rockhounding - Crystal Collector
 
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🌻🌻🌻WANT A POSTCARD? 🌻🌻🌻 Send your mailing address in an email or private message and we will ship off an awesome postcard straight to your door! This is a video of our trip to Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California. We find gorgeous beach jade, several mixed agates and jaspers, and of course the elusive Cambrian moonstones. Tide Reports for Moonstone Beach: http://tides.willyweather.com/ca/san-luis-obispo-county/moonstone-beach.html Our Gear: Cannon G7x Mark ii. Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2gDMel0 Music in this video was obtained via the Creative Commons/ youtube audio library. Song 1: Whirlwind Love by Unicorn Heads Song 2: Poison in the Water by Small Tall Order Song 3: On the Beach by Uncle Neptune Feat. The Tulip County Choir
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Digging Garnets NT, Australia
 
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One of the more consistent Garnet locations in Australia.
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Finding Sapphires at the Montana Blue Jewel Mine
 
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This is an overview of the equipment we use to find sapphires at the Montana Blue Jewel Mine.
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Gem Mining
 
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Hey everybody!! This week's segment is on the history of gem mining in Franklin, as well as a visit to Sheffield Mine to do some fun ruby mining!! We hope you all enjoy it and thanks for watching!! Comment, Rate, and Subscribe!!
Views: 23817 CarolinaCountdown
Gemstone Mines in Governador Valadares PART 2
 
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"Pomarolli Mine", "Frog Mine", etc, are some of the tourmaline, aquamarine, rubelite, brazilianite, apatite and crystal mines we visited in the gemstone mine rich location of Governador Valadares, MG, Brazil www.geominetour.com
Views: 1548 Ulymar Rocha
How to find Sapphires
 
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Lookingfor Sapphires at Grabben Gullen, NSW, Australia. This is my way of how I find Sapphires and how to sieve the wash. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Careneri/featured?view_as=public How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Liz Kreate Recipes - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU
Views: 155335 Liz Kreate
Blue Sapphire ,it's types,cost and origin.in Bengali./by Sujoy Das
 
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Basic concept of varieties and types of Blue Sapphire(Nilam or, Nila). (1)Aporajita.(2)Indronila.(3)Pitambori.(4)Raktomukhi or, Raktanila. Cost of Blue Sapphire (any Gemstones) don't depends on origin, it depends on 4C factor i. e. Colour, Cutting, Clarity & Carat or weight. VISIT MY NEW WEBSITE: https://sujoydas.co.in MY ALL VIDEO LINKS DOWN BELOW {WATCH ALL THE VIDEOS FOR FULL INFORMATION} https://youtu.be/1IwzY4PjLxY (Is Gemstone works?Why one can't get result although wearing Gemstones? #GemstoneExpert Sujoy Das) https://youtu.be/wTgRGNwu2ac (Blue Sapphire ,it's types,cost and origin.in Bengali./by Sujoy Das) https://youtu.be/HCsnNxX7pm4 (Low weight means cheap ? Or, beauty is less worthless? How accurate is this idea of gemstones?) https://youtu.be/BGdRB4z2LpQ (How much you need to get the maximum results from gemstone?) https://youtu.be/KMTEfZYo1AE (#Cat's Eye)) https://youtu.be/B7y0fawiUgo (How much do you hold (Carats / Ratti) gems?) https://youtu.be/jqAI0-E1TlU (What you need in a Gemstone Quality or Beauty) https://youtu.be/t05ywuneV54 (Spotted Gemstone - how bad it is, or how good it is?) https://youtu.be/TEoHdl7urpw (PRECIOUS OPAL GEMSTONES) https://youtu.be/OicD0wts7es (SAPPHIRE -CEYLONESE) https://youtu.be/ndsU1X_udkI (Lab created vs Treated vs Natural Diamond [BENGALI]) https://youtu.be/xbdvKn73Oe8 (Diamond)(Moissanite) https://youtu.be/wZGDxQVkJhM (Diamond) https://youtu.be/XGOW2cRvc3U (Opal/Fire Opal)- https://youtu.be/QelVRTIa-XA (Gomeda)#GemstoneExpert Sujoy Das) https://youtu.be/94OrT4Oizgc (How much is the price of gemstones) https://youtu.be/3m93Kj1Vy4o (Fact's About Pukhraj and price[BENGALI]) https://youtu.be/_y0NwtBOwWw (Ruby/Chuni/Manik(In Bengali)} https://youtu.be/pgCWKg5t0yw (Cat's eye (in Bengali)} https://youtu.be/wMHa5Ku0wp4 (TREATED, UNTREATED AND SYNTHETIC) https://youtu.be/AGTFP-1xWgA (NATURAL GEMSTONE Vs SYNTHETIC GEMSTONE) https://youtu.be/KkzU7nlbQTc (YELLOW BLUE SAPPHIRE (PITAMBORI NEELA)) https://youtu.be/ZArhMVptRso (GOMEDA, GARNET) https://youtu.be/AP3RhHXXgYg (NATURAL GEMSTONE Vs UNNATURAL GEMSTONE) https://youtu.be/gc1p9vRoXlg (Pearls) https://youtu.be/XdB1U9D0-vo (Emerald or, Panna rotno/in Bengali/by Sujoy das.) https://youtu.be/kn82-RvITwY (Yellow Sapphire/in Bengali. /by Sujoy Das.) https://youtu.be/Lywx2iiy43k (Importance of genuine Gemstones/self introduction /by Sujoy Das.) https://youtu.be/1o7WgVUQFWI (Importance of genuine Gemstones/self introduction /by Sujoy Das.)
How To Make An Old Western Mining Town Sluice and Mining Area: Part 4
 
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http://hollywoodhaunter.com In this video you will see an Old Western Water Wheel Gone Wild! We continue to set up the kids gem and gold panning mining troth and water wheel. When finished the area will be a gold mining attraction for children. 40 kids will be able to pan for gems and fake gold nuggets when complete. The system runs off two separate pumps. One for the tower to the water wheel and another from the water wheel to the panning sluice. Things get wet when the water wheel is tested for the first time. Our tent takes a hit from the wind, and Jeana chases down some local wildlife! Join us as we dig ourselves out of this pickle! For the rest of the mining area videos click links below How To Build An Old Western Town Water Tower: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1dh6uaMAFk How To Build An Old Western Town Water Tower: Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrW0YzV6A2c How To Build An Old Western Town Water Tower: Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkeodI7Y1EE How To Build A Wood Water Wheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcZ69rOezp8 Old Western Water Wheel & Mining Sluice: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk5HFRdO9m4 Old Western Mining Sluice: Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkfGudp-Ok Old Western Mining Sluice: Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPgadRobJvg Old Western Mining Sluice: Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gbMcwIGC3o Like western themed sets check out our Halloween home haunt Halloween Home Haunt: Official Day Time Walk Through http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nt1TpwUgL4 If you would like to see many more prop making videos check out our YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HollywoodHaunter Visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodHaunter If you found this video helpful or entertaining please give us a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe to our channel. Thank you so much for watching our video and supporting our channel. http://www.hollywoodhaunter.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofgbvh2WP78
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Money Talks: Mozambique ruby deposits spark turf war
 
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Let's go to Mozambique now, where a turf war over rubies is turning one part of the country into what some describe as a modern-day Wild West. It's a story involving miners -- both legal and illegal -- as well as traffickers and dealers. Adefemi Akinsanya has more. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fWeaHhqgM4Ry-RMpM2YYw?sub_confirmation=1 Livestream: http://www.youtube.com/c/trtworld/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRTWorld Visit our website: http://www.trtworld.com/
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"Vato Masina II": Return to Bemainty 8 months after "Vato Masina I"
 
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In September 2016 a major sapphire rush took place near Bemainty village close to Ambatondrazaka in Madagascar. The discovery soon attracted tens of thousands of miners from all around Madagascar. Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu, an independent consultant with a passion for both gemology and conservation, visited the new deposit in Feb 2017 while the rush was already ongoing for 6 months and published "Vato Masina I". Eight months after in October 2017, he returned there to continue gemological research for the DANAT (Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones) and to witness the evolution of mining one year after the beginning of the rush. The number of miners has reduced seriously from about 20,000 or 30,000 to about 500 in the main mining site called "Tananarivo", the mining was now taking place in new areas in the west called "Ambudipesho" and "Madico" where about 1,000 people were mining greenish blue and yellow stones of a quality much lower than in "Tananarivo". The main issue with that rush is that it is taking place in a protected area located between 3 national parks. Several alarming articles in the mainstream media were published blaming miners for the disparition of lemurs and their habitat. Well first we learned that the miners did not destroyed the forest, the discovery was made in an area that was burned by farmers practicing "slash and burn" type farming called "Taavy". There was enough wood on the floor for the miners to focus more on mining than on chopping trees. Visiting twice the site we could witness that unlike what was reported by the media the trees had not suffered much during that period of mining and we were happy to hear lemurs everywhere we were going, meaning that they were still alive. The main issue for conservation being in our opinion the siltation process resulting from gem mining, but well the mainstream media obviously didn't visited the area to enquiry about what was going on but obviously more to get some images to fit on a story they had already written before to visit the area. This is sad as there would have been some interesting true stories to tell about that sapphire rush. For more info: See the complete article about the area published in the Spring 2017 issue of InColor Magazine: http://www.gemstone.org/incolor/Incolor35/index.html#24 See also the complete study on that new material that we published as a pdf on GIA website: Pardieu V., Vertriest W., Weeramonkhonlert V., Raynaud V., Atikarnsakul U., Perkins R. (2017) Sapphires from the gem rush Bemainty area, Ambatondrazaka (Madagascar). https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/sapphires-gem-rush-bemainty-ambatondrazaka-madagascar See also Rosey Perking reports, after her expedition in Oct 2016: Perkins R. (2016) Sapphire rush in the jungle east of Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar: an expedition report: https://roseyperkins.com/sapphire-rush-east-ambatondrazaka-oct-2016/ https://roseyperkins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SapphireRushMadagascarOctober2016by-RoseyPerkins.pdf https://roseyperkins.com/sapphire-rush-madagascars-rainforest/ https://roseyperkins.com/visit-sapphire-rush-near-ambatondrazaka-madagascar/ https://roseyperkins.com/old-new-sapphire-rushes-bemainty-mining-area-madagascat/ and watch the following video she published after her return: https://youtu.be/NWnRB21LlIA See also our first report on GIA website: Perkins R., Pardieu V. (2016) Gem News International: Sapphire rush near Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar. Gems & Gemology, 52(4), 429-430. See at: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2016-gemnews-sapphire-rush-near-ambatondrazaka-madagascar
Montana Sapphire Mining
 
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Director of Photography: Simon Firsht Producer - Directors: Simon Firsht & Stephen French
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Gem mining video in North Carolina at Gem Mountain
 
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gemmining in North Carolina at Gem mountain. We ues the flume to uncover our gems in the salted bucket. We decided to cut one of the rubies and amethyst cut into faceted stones
Views: 93884 wvoutdoorman
Argyle Mine : Diamonds In The Rough
 
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Documentary about the world's largest producer of the natural diamonds - the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley Ranges, North Western Australia, and it's relationship with the local indigenous peoples (Argyle Mine Lease). Offers an interesting insight on the potential benefits a mining project can have on the community (when the focus can be often just on the environmental damage).
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Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Guesthouse Veranda Ratnapura
 
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This ancient mansion is a nice guesthouse and the place has a garden arround and is quiet at night. My video snapshot is not showing too much of all this and I was more interested by a huge cockroach which I met somewhere outside. Next time I'll be more fair and show more of the place and its "colonial era" splendor.Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා, Ceylon, Guesthouse Veranda Ratnapura About Ratnapura: Ratnapura (Sinhala: රත්නපුර; Tamil: இரத்தினபுரி) ("City of Gems" in Sinhala and Tamil) is the name of the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District in which the town is situated. Some say the modern name is derived from the Portuguese name Rapadura for jaggery, the palm candy produced traditionally in this region, but the more common explanation in Sri Lanka is that it comes from the Sinhala "ratna" meaning gems and "pura" meaning city.[2] Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. Located some 101 km south east of Colombo, it is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the town is known for rice and fruit cultivations. Large plantations of tea and rubber surround the town. Tea grown in this region is called low-country tea. There is a well-established tourism industry in Ratnapura. Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Kitulgala, and Adam's Peak are especially popular among tourists. In 1901, the town of Ratnapura had a population of 4,084, and in 2001, it had increased to 46,309. The population of the Ratnapura district was 1,008,164 in 2001, and this consisted of 86.42% Buddhists and 9.88% Hindus, with the rest of the population being Christians and Muslims.The town is ruled by a municipal council headed by a mayor. The council is elected by popular vote and has 15 seats. There were 29159 registered voters in the 2006 local authorities elections. Health Ratnapura provincial hospital is the largest hospital in the Sabaragamuwa province Which is equipped with two surgical units two medical units ,an orthopedic unit,two gyn and obs units two paediatrics units an ENT unit,An neurology unit,A rheumatology unit,a dermatology unit,Psychiatric unit and a cardiology unit.It also a post graduate training center.[edit] Gem tradeThe people of the town depends on the gem trade. Gem pits are a common site in the surrounding area. Most of the large-scale gem businessmen of Sri Lanka operate from Ratnapura. There are considerable numbers of foreign gem traders in town too. Among the foreign traders, Thai (Thailand) traders are in the majority. Every day, large number of traders from suburbs and other towns gather in the town centre to sell or buy gemstones. Large-scale merchants collect gemstones from locals and sell them in the international market. Some traders go out of the city to buy gems. This includes neighboring towns like Kalawana, Bogawantalawa, and Ela-era. After the discovery of world-class alluvial sapphire deposits in the valley of Ilakaka in Madagascar, many Ratnapura merchants travel out of the country to Madagascar to buy gems.AgricultureThe town's agricultural industry is also well developed. Large plantations of tea and rubber surround the town. Although rice fields also used to be a common sight around the town, rice cultivation presently faces an uncertain future in Ratnapura because many farmers are giving up their rice cultivation and switching to gem mining which is a more productive way of earning money. If many farmers give up on agriculture, it would be harder for farmers to harvest enough food for them and to trade in the markets. Many delicious fruits like mango and papaya) and vegetables are grown as market products.TransportRatnapura is located in the A4 Highway which connects capital Colombo to Kalmunai in the Eastern Province. Another Highway A8 connects the town with Panadura in the western coast of Sri Lanka. During the British occupation of the Island, narrow gauge train track was laid in 1912 connecting Colombo - Avissawella - Ratnapura - Opanayake however line Avissawella onwards removed in 1976. Thus reducing the mode of transportation to road. In 2006, construction started on a new broad gauge railway line to Awissawella only.ClimateRatnapura is located in the south-western part of Sri Lanka, the so-called wet zone. The town receives rainfall mainly from south-western monsoons from May to September. During the remaining months of the year, there is also considerable precipitaion due to convective rains. The average annual precipitation is about 4,000 to 5,000 mm. The average temperature varies from 24 to 35 °C, and there are high humidity levels.The city is above 21m from sea level.
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Blue Jewel Mine Montana Sapphire Panning Techniques
 
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Bruce, the owner of Blue Jewel Mine, demonstrates how to wash your gravel in order to find sapphires.
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Rubies from Aappaluttoq, Greenland.
 
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On May 2017, Field gemologists Vincent Pardieu and Philippe Ressigeac were invited by "Greenland Ruby" and "LNS Greenland" to visit their ruby mining operation at Aapaluttoq in Greenland. During that visit they could visit the mine, study the deposit and its production and collect some samples on site, at the mine to be studied soon at DANAT Gemological Laboratory in Bahrain. A publication will follow by the end of 2017.
Australia Cross-Country Road Trip, Part 5 The Gem fields
 
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Left the east coast of Australia and headed west into the interior of the continent via the Capricorn Highway. I ended up in the little town of Sapphire, in the gem fields. Tried my hand at digging for sapphires.
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Royston Turquoise Mine
 
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On this episode of Wonders of the West, we go turquoise hunting at the Royston Turquoise Mine and then learn how to take a rough piece of turquoise and turn it into fine jewelry. Join us on Facebook for updates on Nature, Education, and Special Events: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wonders-of-the-West/269100094159?ref=ts
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Gem Mining Sluice
 
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Gem Mining Sluice at Ohio Caverns, America's Most Colorful Caverns - http://www.tourguidetofun.com/ #mining #sluice #miningsluice
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Maine Tourmaline Mining
 
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Video of SparHawk Maine Tourmaline being mined, taken June 2013.
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Gem Mountain Gem Mining Experience in Spruce Pine NC
 
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The Gem Mountain Experience The little town of Spruce Pine, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway is known all over the United States for many of its exports, but one thing still remains is the abundance and hunt for precious gem stones. At Gem Mountain the first thing you must do is pick out the type of bucket and which gem stones you would like to hunt for. This chart here will give you an idea of all that they find here at Gem Mountain and what we do is bring it in from different minesand we sell it you by the bucket. Now Ill explain the buckets to youones on the wall back here are all $20 dollar buckets. They have one kind in themwhatever the sign says is what youll find in that particular bucket. The next one is a $50 dollar mixed bucketthe next is an $80 bucketit has some of all this in itand that we cut one stone for you for free. Now the 125 bucket we cut two stones for free so what you need to do is decide what you want to look through and let us know and well het you set up and going. Then all the action takes place under the covered gem stone flumes where your mission is to discover and identify beautiful and valued gem stones. First just place a scoop of rough material on the screen and use the flume water to sift out the dirt, sand, and rock to reveal precious gem stones. There is even a chart next to you to refer to and help you identify what gemstones to look for. The Gem Mountain experience is fun for all ages whether it be an individual, families having fun together, or groups of all sizes. There are a variety of gem stones waiting to be discovered! Visitors are likely to detect traces of these types of Gem Stones: (List of all of the gem stones along with video) Note: Onscreen these gem stones will be shown for 10each. The rough cut, the cut stone, and jewelry example will be shown together for each gem stone listed below. Citrine Amethyst Topaz Emerald Rutigated Quartz Rose Quartz Aquamarine Smoky Quartz Garnet Sapphire Moonstone Adventurine Ruby Now that you have indentified all your gemstones bring them back into our store where certified gemologists will sort through your treasure collection of gem stones and help you in deciding what pieces could be cut and made into beautiful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Our experienced gem cutters will take your rough stone and shape the gem stone into whatever cut you would like to be placed into a ring, bracelet, or pendant. Once the gemstone has been cut it is then handcrafted and set into the jewelry you have requested. Look around the store there are many beautiful pieces of custom jewelry in our display cases for purchase or to view an example of the type of jewelry you would like to have made for you. We also have many other souvenirs items for purchase inside the store, such as books about gem mining, rock hammers and other tools for mining, mining hats for kids, and much more. All of our work is handmade here at Gem Mountain and is also guaranteed. Its a keepsake pretty much. It has a lot of sentimental value because you found that stone. At the same time you can get that piece of jewelry made about half of what it would actually cost you to go to the jewelry store well about less than half of what it would cost you to go to a jewelry store and buy that piece. We stand behind our jewelry 100%...if something happens to a ring all youve got to do is send it back and well take care of it. No questions asked.
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Sapphire Hunting - In Tasmania. Episode 1 of 5.
 
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Watch Chris Hood and his guests Sarah and Jamie explore the whole process of finding a natural gemstone in the beautiful Tasmanian forest. They find a number of possible gemstones to work with and a final sapphire to use in their hand crafted engagement ring at Metal Urges Hobart. This video is the first in a series of five sapphire hunting videos filmed in Tasmania, Australia. We are a passionate Tasmanian diamond, platinum and 18ct gold fine jewellery gallery, operating from Hobart, Tasmania. We are driven and excited about producing the very highest quality handmade jewellery for our clients in Hobart, Launceston, Tasmania and further afield. Our diamond jewellery boutique is staffed by a professional team of the finest jewellers and goldsmiths. Our diamond jewellery design and pieces cater to lovers of all types of jewellery. Contact us via email to Chris Hood - [email protected] or visit our website www.metalurges.com.au
Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Gem Stones Pagoda
 
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Rare Combination of Handcraft & Excellent Jewellery craftsmanship....
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sapphire mining in China part 1
 
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the water gun flushing the dirt and pebbles
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srilanka  guruge gems for  precious  &  semi  precious stones
 
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srilanka gemstone from guruge gems That is white quarts nice cutting stone. It can get juwellary set ( ring pendant and earring pair. ) Not found bangkok also only srilanka contact me whatsapp 94769197903 . Bulk oder and retail free shipping world wide. Paypal Western union money gram Ria Payment contact whatsapp 94769197903
Sapphire Gravel from Gem Mountain, MT
 
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I ordered their Mega Jug of sapphire gravel and found over 100+ carats of rough sapphires.
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Rare Yellow Sapphire Quality
 
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Yellow Sapphire Stone ('Pukhraj Stone' in Hindi) is a beautiful yellow gemstone variety of the mineral corundum. It is one of the hardest gemstone with a Mohs index of 9.0 and specific gravity ranging from 3.95 to 4.03. It is mined in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Burma, Thailand, Madagascar, and a few other countries (see: Yellow Sapphire Properties) Who can wear Pukhraj Stone ? In Western Astrology, Yellow Sapphire Stone is the birthstone for Sagittarius (22 Nov - 21 Dec). In Indian Astrology, Pukhraj Stone strengthens Jupiter (Brihaspati) and is hence, the rashi ratna for Sagittarius ('Dhanush') and Pisces ('Meen'). (refer: Yellow Sapphire Benefits) How can we find real yellow sapphire Gemstone ? For astrological purpose, Ceylonese Yellow Sapphire is considered best and should preferably be worn in Gold or Panchdhatu (we recommend a higher quality stone as opposed to spending money on Gold, if budget is tight). An unheated and untreated pukhraj stone with higher clarity, less internal inclusions, and pure colour is considered best for such purpose. Citrine Stone and Yellow Topaz Stone are considered astrological substitutes for Yellow Sapphire, but are said to have far less power.
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Gembuying in Brazil´s Gem Center
 
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For more information on how you can buy at the source, or have your orders sourced in Brazil's Gem Center - Visit: http://www.gembuying.com
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795ct 3.2" Royal Blue SAPPHIRE Double-Terminat Crystal-Sri Lanka
 
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Please visit us at http://www.TreasureMountainMining.com to see this and over 2,000 more fine mineral specimens
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Mineral Minute Episode 3 - Tourmaline
 
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Today's mineral: Tourmaline Tourmaline is a huge family of boron silicates that share crystal structure, but vary in chemical composition. It has a hardness of 7- 7.5 , cleavage is indistinct, a white streak, and a glassy luster. Tourmaline is known to be virtually any color. This awesome gem can even be multi-colored, such as watermelon tourmaline, which was was first discovered in 1902 at Dunton Quarry in Oxford County, Maine.The pegmatites of Maine still provide a rich source of this most sought after variety. Tourmaline can be found in the U.S., Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Africa, and Brazil. Here in the United States, tourmaline can be collected at the: Himalaya Mine at Lake Henshaw, California Oceanview Mine in San Diego County, California Hogg Mine near LaGrange, Georgia Harvard Quarry, Oxford County, Maine Brushy Creek Mine near Asheville, North Carolina Mt. MIca in Paris, Maine And finally Mt. Apatite, near Auburn, Maine. Visit our blog: http://rockhounding-trips.blogspot.com/ For great Rockhounding gifts and clothing, visit our Rockhounding USA Store: http://www.cafepress.com/rockhoundingusa
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