Looking at Rough Sapphire
Looking at Sapphire rough, under a mango tree, near the mine site in Nigeria
Visiting with the Miners
At 40' down in the Sapphire mine, it is a different world.
Sapphire Mine in Nigeria
Making new friends in the mine.
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
This was day 1, just before we left the capital city of Abuja to head out to the mining areas.
A Group of Tourmaline
An Interesting group of rough Tourmaline presented to me along the roadside, near one of the mines
I bought this parcel of richly saturated Nigerian, Aquamarine.
Fine Quality, Nigerian, Morganite
The view at 1000 ft. down at the bottom of a Tanzanite is very interesting.
Talking with the miner at 300 ft. down. He was a real comedian!
Hangin' with the Tsavorite Miners in Tanzania
Two Tanzanian Tourmaline, preformed and ready for the final cut and polish
Gorgeous mix of Rough Tourmaline from Nigeria
Visiting the Sapphire mine in northern Nigeria.
Spectacular Tourmaline from Northern Nigeria
Fun Mix of Gems
Stunning Zircon, Sapphire, Ruby and Tourmaline