Fun Photo Gallery

Looking at Rough Sapphire

Looking at Rough Sapphire

Looking at Sapphire rough, under a mango tree, near the mine site in Nigeria
Visiting with the Miners

Visiting with the Miners

At 40' down in the Sapphire mine, it is a different world.
Sapphire Mine in Nigeria

Sapphire Mine in Nigeria

Making new friends in the mine.
Looking at rough Tourmaline along the roadside.

Looking at rough Tourmaline along the roadside.

Many deals are made along the road, as in the case of this bright green Tourmaline I found in rural Nigeria.
Looking at rough in Abuja, Nigeria

Looking at rough in Abuja, Nigeria

This was day 1, just before we left the capital city of Abuja to head out to the mining areas.
Rare Tourmaline Colors

A Group of Tourmaline

An Interesting group of rough Tourmaline presented to me along the roadside, near one of the mines
Rough Aquamarine

Rough Aquamarine

I bought this parcel of richly saturated Nigerian, Aquamarine.
Morganite Rough

Morganite Rough

Fine Quality, Nigerian, Morganite
Fine Sea-Foam Green Tourmaline
Northern Madagascar

Northern Madagascar

Buying Sapphire Rough in Madagascar.
At the Zircon Mine

Zircon in Cambodia

Analyzing the Rough in Cambodia
Presented with Rough Gems

Cambodian Zircon Mine

I was presented with some rough stones deep in the mine.
Tanzanite Mine

Tanzanite Mine

The view at 1000 ft. down at the bottom of a Tanzanite is very interesting.
Tsavorite Mine

Tsavorite Mine

Talking with the miner at 300 ft. down. He was a real comedian!
Tsavorite Miners

Tsavorite Miners

Hangin' with the Tsavorite Miners in Tanzania
Tourmaline

Tourmaline

Two Tanzanian Tourmaline, preformed and ready for the final cut and polish
Peach Tourmaline

Peach Tourmaline

Gorgeous mix of Rough Tourmaline from Nigeria
Sapphire Mine

Sapphire Mine

Visiting the Sapphire mine in northern Nigeria.
Bi-color Tourmaline

Bi-color Tourmaline

Spectacular Tourmaline from Northern Nigeria
Fun Mix of Gems

Fun Mix of Gems

Stunning Zircon, Sapphire, Ruby and Tourmaline
Discover Amazing Grape Garnet
Rare Color-Change Sapphire Crystal (Sri Lanka)
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