Lecture • People & Places • Tucson • 8 February 2008

People & Places: New Directions in East African Gemology

Since the late 1960's, East Africa has been home to some of planet earth's greatest gem discoveries. And yet, little has been written about certain of these finds. In the autumn of 2007, the authors set out to fill in the gaps, specifically regarding Tanzania's Mahenge, Songea and Tunduru regions.


People & Places: New Directions in East African Gemology by Richard Hughes

While the traditional mines of Burma and Sri Lanka continue to produce, much of the action in today's ruby and sapphire market is taking place in East Africa. In 2007 Richard Hughes completed a survey of corundum mines in Tanzania and will detail that country's mines and markets in this unique multimedia presentation. Those who have seen Richard’s recent programs know that his blend of imagery and sound is not to be missed. Multimedia presentation.

8 February 2008

AGTA GemFair
Tucson, AZ (USA)

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