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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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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In this video we discovery the wonderful world of Garnets. We are mining for garnets in the Little Pine Garnet Mine at Sandy Bottoms Trail Rides just outside of Hawthorne, North Carolina. What a fantastic find. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime.
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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.
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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.
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Neelam Stone Price Neelam stone price in Delhi Blue sapphire price Blue sapphire price in Delhi Buy 100% natural Government Lab Certified Gem Stones from Gem Selections. Gem Selections (A unit of Khannagems Pvt. Ltd.) Address: Shop No.8 & 11, A-3 Block DDA Market, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058 Mobile No. 09213932017,09999136878 http://khannagems.com/ http://www.gemselections.in/
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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!
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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
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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.
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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/
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This is a short video from our 2010 trip to our sapphire claims outside of Philipsburg Montana. The video shows our entire operation, how we clean the gravel,how we concentrate the stones and then of course harvesting. You will get a real nice look at a pair of our homemade machines and how we use them. Video was shot on a Kodak Playsport waterproof camera and edited on imovie 08
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Visit us @ No.55, Dharmapala Mw, Colombo 03- Sri Lanka. Contact : +94 772550964
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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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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
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The Cornflower mine is located in an area known for the Yogo Blue Sapphire. This gem can only be found in a small part of Montana, making it extremely rare and extremely valuable. On the Cornflower claim, there are two buildings and a series of pipes that appear to have been used for washing materials in vats. There is a possible collapsed prospect on a small waterfall above the buildings. References: Cornflower Blue Yogo Sapphire Photo By PumpkinSky - Own work, gem owned by photographer, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18082574 Point-19 Carat Diamond Cut Blue Yogo Sapphire Photo By Tim1965 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17208029
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G.B gems is a company dealing in precious and semi precious stones since 2005. Since its inception it has dealt with stones of various types like Ruby , Emerald , Sapphire , Turmaline , Aquamarine , etc G.B specializes in all sorts of semi precious and precious stones which are collected from the the far off mines through out the world. We have a vast nectwork of people who deal and work with miners. We can provide the best quality stones as per the need of our clients. Our moto is the provision of quality stones to our custommers and their ultimate satisfaction.
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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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Enjoy, comment, subscribe! My Blogs: http://www.johnsbluemountainsblog.blogspot.com.au and http://www.johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com.au/ A visit to the Old Mine area will always be a great day out.It's a place which continues to produce sapphire, zircon and garnet cutters. There is a lot more still to be found out there!
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The Pink Lady Mine is a historic producer of gem quality fluorite and beryl. One of the largest and most impressive mines and deposits in the Spor Mountain, the Pink Lady claim covers all of the extensive open and underground workings of this one of a kind mine. The claim is drawn out over 20 acres and contains all of the workings of the Pink Lady. Multiple adits, open stopes and exposed drifts. Overall its a stunning mine and an excellent site with a lot of history. If you can handle the deserts and you love pretty gems, this is the mine for you.
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Bonsai Bros visit Emmaville Mining Museum the Museum is managed by a 355 volunteer committee of 12 under the Glen Innes Severn Council banner. The committee members are all local, dedicated people interested in promoting the Emmaville community. The Museum currently has over 4,000 mineral specimens and covers nearly every mineral sample local and overseas. In addition, the Museum has a large gem display. 430 photos are on display dating back to the 1880s. These photos consist of mine workings and machinery with local history events and people. next video will be torrington nsw A replica general store originally established in 1895 with groceries, clothing, hardware and tools dating back to the early 1900s are on display. There is also a comprehensive exhibition of 1,500 bottles of various shapes, sizes and ages. Special thanks to Ron Jillet Deireadh Fomhair / Her Golden Hair - Stephen Wake music covers by https://www.youtube.com/user/DanCHolloway
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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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