People & Places: New Directions in Gemology

Richard Hughes explores the nexus between gemology, gem mining and culture, arguing that gemology must become something more than science.

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Jade – Stone of Heaven

An account of Burma's famous jade mines, based on three visits between 1996–2004.

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Downtown: Hunting gems in Southern Tanzania

Richard Hughes details his visits to ruby and sapphire mines in Madagascar and Tajikistan.

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Downtown: Hunting gems in Southern Tanzania

A 2006 mission to remote ruby and spinel localities in Tajikistan, and the famous Russian emerald and alexandrite deposits at Malysheva.

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