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"Sri Lanka, the Gem Island" by GIA
 
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With this short documentary you will accompany GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu and his team as they introduce you to Sri Lanka one of the world major sapphire suppliers. Located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has developed for centuries a deep culture about sapphire mining and trading, and it is still currently one of the most active sapphire mining areas in the world. More info at: http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-sri-lanka-mining-part1 and http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-sri-lanka-mining-part2 and http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-1982-sri-lanka-zwaan
SRI LANKA  - FIRE and SAPPHIRES
 
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Dear all, I'm happy to invite you to discover the most recent field video on my new YouTube Channel: While visiting Sri Lanka in January 2018 to collect reference samples for the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & gemstones (DANAT) we did some experiment about heat treatment of sapphires and I'm happy to invite you to discover that very traditional and very mysterious technique that is practiced for more than 1,000 years people in Sri Lanka. It is called "blow pipe" and it is used remove the blue or yellow color in rubies and sapphires. Nevertheless with modern times new techniques were discovered and the traditional "blow pipe" technique is less used nowadays as the trade is actually more interested in techniques developing the blue color and with technique that enable a more precise control on key factors such as temperature and pressure. Many thanks for this video to all the people we met in Sri Lanka for their support and more particularly to Master Simon and Mr Punsiri from Ratnapura in Sri Lanka for their welcome and of course to my cameraman Didier Barriere Doleac and my driver Sunil. Enjoy
Searching for Gemstone Mine in the Appalachian Mountains
 
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This is shot at a hidden underground stream near the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. The stream pops up out of a quartz spring. There is mica and quartz all over the stream. It was rumored that at the heart of this spring was an emerald vein. Several of the locals I spoke with said they had found gemstones here.
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The miners engaged in working in a large gem mine.
 
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The miners engaged in working in a large gem mine in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.
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Walsh River Gem
 
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Nicols Tanzanite Mining Adventures Ep1 - HOW TO BUY A TANZANITE - Mererani Market
 
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www.nicols.es In this first epidose ep1 Daniel Nicols Travels to Mererani to show you how to buy one of the most amazing gemstones the TANZANITE.
Lucky Lake Mineral & Gem Mine
 
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Looking for things!
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Arriving in Sri Lanka & Moonstone Mine
 
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So, after multiple preparations, vaccinations, research and planing, my adventure begins. I arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday and this country is just so amazingly beautiful, wild and natural. I haven't seen much yet, only part of Ambalangoda and the Moonstone Mine. They find beautiful minerals in all types and colours there, and make really nice gems out of them. Cant wait till tomorrow!
Gem Mining in Little Switzerland Blue Ridge Mountains • NYC Land & Sea Cruise Vlog Day 17 [ep38]
 
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• Website: https://seacruisersofficial.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaCruisers • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sea_Cruisers • Instagram: http://instagram.com/sea_cruisers/ ~~~~~ Royalty Free music titles: Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com): Beachfront Celebration Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
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"Gem Mining"
 
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Wilkes County Public Library Summer Reading Program promo for elementary school students.
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Morogoro corundum mining, Tanzania
 
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When the miners reach the gem rich gravel layer they start to collect it and here to wash it directly in the mine pit as they created in the deep of the pit a small washing pond. Ingenious... More details on www.fieldgemology.org
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Finding gems underground
 
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Finding gem quality dolomite crystals in an underground mine in Slovakia.
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All that Glitters - Sri Lanka
 
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June 2002 We examine the flourishing trade in the country's leading export -- precious stones. Produced by SBS/Dateline Distributed by Journeyman Pictures
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Mining for gems
 
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Crystal Nomads - A Sri Lankan Story
 
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After months of planning we finally made it to Sri Lanka, a land so rich in beauty and natural diversity. From sub-tropical jungles; rolling hills; cloud covered mountains to white sandy beaches and coastal mangroves, this compact island country has it all. The people however make it one of the most hospitable countries we have ever visited. We set forth on a quest to find Sri Lanka's mystical Moonstone! Travelling over 1,000km's from the capital city of Colombo down south and then up north along the eastern coast and back across the central highlands, finally making it to the minings districts where traditional mining methods are still practiced today. After a beautiful traditional lunch at our close friend Mohamed's house, he took us to visit an active moonstone mine where we had a unique experience of taking part in the daily mining activities. On our way back to Colombo, we spent some time roaming around the hustling streets of Ratnapura, which in Sinhalese means 'City of Gems'. A big thanks to all our Sri Lankan friends and specially to our close friend and Gemstone expert Mohamed for making this happen! We are The Crystal Nomads and we are passionate about travel and adventure. We love experiencing different cultures and learning about the history of the land and its people. Nature and conservation is at the core of our values and we raise awareness through documenting our travels through photography and videography!
Gem Mining
 
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This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
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Gem Mining
 
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With his parents and grandparents, Oscar Schmidt mines for gems in Foscoe, NC
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Sapphire Mining Plant - Part 5
 
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This set of jigs processes the larger stones using the pulsating action of water. See more at www.aussiesapphire.com.au
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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/
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The Crystal Collector: Missouri trip Top Jewelry grade Drusy quartz
 
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This trip brings us to Missouri where we dig at a private location for Barite, Galena, and my personal favorite....micro-crystalline(drusy) quartz on stromatolites (fossil algae). I know it doesn't sound that appealing but let me tell you, the drusy quartz we dig from this spot has the best twinkle/sparkle that I have ever seen! It's like thousands of tiny melee diamonds twinkling when the light catches it. I sold every last piece I had from this dig and I had a bunch. The most coveted is the nice white or blueish-gray drusy on fossil coral pieces. It has to be seen in person, in sunlight especially, to really appreciate it. This stuff was laying all over the place and we collected till we could carry no more. .Please try to help us out on eBay. This assures that we will continue providing you with new locations and new videos. http://www.ebay.com/usr/okjunk and http://stores.ebay.com/ULTRA-ROCKS
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A miner working in a very deep gem mine
 
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A miner working in a very deep gem mine in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.. The mine is lit as it is dark inside. The wooden structure is used to stop the earth from sliding down.
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9/7/17  Stright back to the sluiceway at Emerald Hollow Mine.
 
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Wow a bucket full of tabular treasures and red rutile.
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Gem-Sri Lanka under CBC group
 
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Gem-Sri Lanka under CBC group, Opened gem and jewel shop in Hangzhou, China. ( 2012 December )
Gem mine
 
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Feeding the Pigeons at the Morefield Mine
 
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"Feeding the Pigeons" at the Morefield Mine in Amelia, Virginia. The Morefield Mine is one of the best sources of Amazonite in the world. Amethyst, garnets, mica, quartz crystals, moonstone, aquamarine beryl and many other minerals and gemstones are found at the mine. It's a great way to spend a day in the dirt! http://www.toteshows.com/morefield.html
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Gem mining Franklin N.C. masons ruby and sapphire mine
 
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Gem mining Franklin N.C
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Gem Mining in Dahlonega, GA
 
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Our Grandson's Mining Gems at The Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA. 4-24-2010 (Precious)
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Gem mining pit
 
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Gem mining is common on the river banks here.
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Gem mining part 2
 
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Blue ridge ga 10.11.10
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Sapphire mining around Chanthaburi (Thailand)
 
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Dear all, I'm happy to invite you to discover the most recent field video on my new YouTube Channel: This time, I'm going to take you to discover sapphire mining around Chanthaburi in Thailand: Since the early 2000, the areas around Khao Ploy Wen volcano and Ban Ka Cha village have become one of the world most active sapphire mining areas producing mainly black star and yellow sapphires. The video was done in March 2017 and for the first time in that area we had a drone to help us getting images of the mining. Thanks to my team for that expedition: My field cameramen: Didier Barriere and Anthony Methez from Nomad's Media and Nomads Drone and my team mates: Justin K Prim, Myriam Buduca, Alexey Spirit Yakhlakov and Kim Rix.
Trucking Break Hunting Gemstones
 
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I took advantage of my down time to go Gem prospecting at Corundum Knob in Clay County North Carolina. Special Thanks to Prospector AL for allowing me tag along on one of his mining adventures.
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Lexi is mining for gemstones
 
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This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
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Drilling Holes In Gem Stones
 
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How To Drill Holes In Gem Stones for attaching bails, cords and clasps
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SAPPHIRES FOUND GEM MOUNTAIN MONTANA
 
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A short video of our adventures in Montana • GEM MOUNTAIN ⛰ We took a LONG drive out to a Sapphire Mine and found a waterfall along the way!
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MINING of GEM STONE IN PASSU
 
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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Agate Mine
 
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Underground Agate Mine in Salto do Jacui, RS, Brazil
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names of gemstone
 
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List of gemstone species the precious stones are diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald, with all other gemstones being semi-precious. This distinction reflects the rarity of the respective stones in ancient times, as well as their quality: all are translucent with fine color in their purest forms, except for the colorless diamond, and very hard, with hardnesses of 8 to 10 on the Mohs scale. Other stones are classified by their color, translucency and hardness. The traditional distinction does not necessarily reflect modern values, for example, while garnets are relatively inexpensive, a green garnet called tsavorite can be far more valuable than a mid-quality emerald. Another unscientific term for semi-precious gemstones used in art history and archaeology is hardstone. Use of the terms 'precious' and 'semi-precious' in a commercial context is, arguably, misleading in that it deceptively implies certain stones are intrinsically more valuable than others, which is not the case. international encyclopedia of education In modern times gemstones are identified by gemologists, who describe gems and their characteristics using technical terminology specific to the field of gemology. The first characteristic a gemologist uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition. For example, diamonds are made of carbon (C) and rubies of aluminium oxide Gemstones are classified into different groups, species, and varieties. For example, ruby is the red variety of the species corundum, while any other color of corundum is considered sapphire. Other examples are the Emerald (green), aquamarine blue , red beryl (red), goshenite (colorless), heliodor (yellow), and morganite (pink), which are all varieties of the mineral species beryl. TOPAZ CUBIC ZIRCONIA ALEXANDRITE Natural Aquamarine apatite gemstone BLOODSTONE- HELIOTROPE citrine gemstone yellow zircon gemstone Blue Light Black Red Yellow hindi Pink Azure green jewelry Gems are characterized in terms of refractive index, dispersion, specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and luster. They may exhibit pleochroism or double refraction. They may have luminescence and a distinctive absorption spectrum. Material or flaws within a stone may be present as inclusions. gold cut gemstone and diamond ring size 55 stone citrine color yellow gold Gemstones may also be classified in terms of their "water". This is a recognized grading of the gem's luster and/or transparency and/or "brilliance". Very transparent gems are considered "first water", while "second" or "third water" gems are those of a lesser transparency A gemstone or gem (also called a fine gem, jewel, or a precious or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli) or organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber or jet), are also used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that lends value to a gemstone. Apart from jewelry, from earliest antiquity engraved gems and hardstone carvings, such as cups, were major luxury art forms. A gem maker is called a lapidary and gem cutter; a diamond worker is a diamantaire. The carvings of Carl Fabergé are significant works in this tradition. Top most expensive gemstones Tanzanite and Diamond amazon uk australia amethyst gold coast geology hardness india dubai gemstones making kit king kenya kelowna rings aquamarine jewellery globe amethyst gemstone meanings art agate amber alexandrite beryl spoil emerald opal Introduction at some basic concepts with emphasis on looks that determine value and the origin alternatives known The value of the most expensive magnificence witch Weird masterpiece Germany , France . Italy , United Kingdom .Spain . Czech Republic . Ireland . Hungary Holland , Sweden . Belgium . Denmark .Norway , Switzerland . Finland . Greece , Ukraine . Romania . Poland . Bulgaria , Malta , Portugal Denver . Seattle . Calgary . Phoenix . Philadelphia . Vancouver . Washington , California , New York , Texas , Michigan , Florida , Tennessee , Australia Nigeria Ghana Africa Asia Russia New Jersey , Virginia , Pennsylvania , Missouri , Massachusetts , Ohio , North Carolina , Georgia , Arizona , Washington , Maryland , Kentucky , Colorado , Minnesota , engagement rings Indiana , Connecticut , Kansas real gem beads necklaces bracelets months colors quality guide powers valuation zoning top 10 gemstones sorcerer guide drawing array agate breath eggs in the rock
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Mining for Gems
 
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Today is our wonderful TT's birthday and rather than making him a birthday treat we go on a birthday adventure. And you are coming along. So grab your head lamp, shovel, and bucket... it's time to mine!
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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine larceny: 1 of 2
 
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Visit http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Halloween-decorations-other-items-stolen-id-013041 for more information.
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Gemstone Mines in Governador Valadares PART 1
 
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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
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East River Mining
 
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East River Mining, fun for all ages. Gem, fossil, and coin mining. Mobile mine can travel too and for any occasion.
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Top 9 Spot For Gem Hunting In The Us
 
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Top 9 Spot For Gem Hunting In The Us Emerald Hollow Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina Find glittering, gorgeous emeralds in Hiddenite, only about an hour’s drive from Winston-Salem, NC. The Emerald Hollow Mine is home to the only emerald mine in the United States open for public treasure hunting. There are sluiceways where you can check out findings from the mine, or you can pay to do your own prospecting, digging, and hunting for a small fee. Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas Want to mine for diamonds? Murfreesboro is the place to go. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, 120 miles from Little Rock, AR, is the only existing mine where visitors can prospect for diamonds and keep their findings. Stay at the park campsite and enjoy wildlife and natural scenery as well as some sparkling stones. Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine, North Carolina Looking for aquamarines? Head to Spruce Pine’s own Gem Mountain. The Blue Ridge Mountains are the perfect place to prospect for the beautiful blue stones as well as rubies and moonstones. Onsite gemologists can inspect your findings to see if they’re the real deal, and gem-cutters can spruce up and turn your gems into pieces of jewelry before you head home. Cherokee Ruby Mine, Franklin, North Carolina Search for rubies inside the Cherokee Ruby Mine. You can sluice through rocks and dirt with a screen and look for precious treasures, including sapphires, garnets, and rutile. The price of admission is low, and the fun level is high, so make it a family outing. The mine is open for gem hunting to the public from April through October. The backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains will make it a beautiful summer vacation. Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Philipsburg, Montana One of the most beautiful states in the country, Montana is also a great place to go gem hunting. Check out Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine for some stellar prospecting. What will you find when you sift through the dirt and gravel at Gem Mountain? Sapphires, and lots of them. Morefield Mine, Amelia, Virginia The Morefield Mine, just under an hour from Richmond, VA, is known for its vast amount of amazonite. Prospecting here may also reward you with garnet, amethyst, beryl, topaz, and many other minerals. There are mining opportunities here for all skill levels. Prospectors can use the sluicing technique or collect from the mine dumps. The Morefield Mine has its own exhibit of stones onsite as well as one at the world-famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine, Virgin Valley, Nevada Colorful and unusual, opal is an eye-catching gem. Mine your own opals at the Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine. This mine has produced very valuable stones, some worth upwards of $50,000. Bring tools and buckets. You’ll be doing some serious digging to get to the treasure here, but your hard work could pay off. The mine is open from May to September. Bonanza Opal Mine, Denio, Nevada If you’re gem hunting for fire opals, visit the Bonanza Opal Mine in Denio, Nevada. The mine is open from May to September. Crystal Grove Diamond Mine, St. Johnsville, New York New York is home to Broadway shows, plenty of shopping, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty, but did you know New York is a great place to mine for gemstones? Crystal Grove Diamond Mine is the place to go to find Herkimer diamonds, beautiful quartz crystals that are fun to mine. These crystals were first discovered in New York, and the perfect clarity of some of these stones makes them very popular with gem hunters. G+ | https://plus.google.com/103471749409788130040 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Top-Pick-136365467028855 Please Like & Subscribe Top Pick https://youtu.be/nXw6U6QRqIc
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Sapphire Tunnel Abandoned Mine
 
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New mine video channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxhNU-gNyPq2lXA7JhLB90Q The Sapphire mine tunnel is 2 miles long and is the main level of this multilevel mine complex. The mine features several natural caves and is wet. The main entrance to the tunnel was closed years ago. We first attempted access from the lower levels up the shaft but the ladders became too rotten, right before we were to head home, and the sun was setting we discovered a back entrance to the sapphire level. I made a quick solo go of it and explored most of the main level in about 45 minutes. It took a week to get this video together
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Iron craft in Sri lanka
 
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This video picked from hanbantota dictrict
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How to find Sapphires - Wee Jasper | Liz Kreate
 
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Explains how to prospect/mining for sapphires on a dry Creek Bed. Also shows some of the different colors of sapphires.Free Music from http://audionautix.com 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
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Gem Mountain mining for gemstones
 
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Cleaning rocks in the water to find gemstone treasure
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