Lecture • Madagascar Sapphire • Orlando • 29 April 2006

by Richard W. Hughes
Discussion of a 2005 visit to sapphire localities in Madagascar.

Discussion of a 2005 visit to sapphire localities in Madagascar.

Sorcerers and Sapphires: A visit to Madagascar by Lotus Gemology's Richard Hughes
The earliest ruby and sapphire mines of yore, Sri Lanka and Burma, continue to be significant producers, but other major deposits have been recently discovered. Most important of these is Madagascar, where huge new fields of blue and pink sapphire and ruby are now being worked. Richard Hughes visited Madagascar in 2005 and will take attendees on a journey from the southern sapphire mines around Ilakaka to the steaming jungles of Moramanga.

When
29 April 2006

Where
American Gem Society Conclave
Orlando, FL (USA)

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