Downtown: Hunting gems in Southern Tanzania

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, Richard Hughes and friends set out to fill in the gaps, specifically regarding Tanzania's Mahenge, Songea and Tunduru regions.

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People & Places: New Directions in East African Gemology

A survey of the gem mines of Tanzania, including Merelani, Songea and Tunduru, based on Richard Hughes' 2007 trip.

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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.

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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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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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From Madagascar to Malysheva: In Search of Precious Stones

A 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar, and a 2006 visit to the famous Russian Ural Mountain emerald and alexandrite deposits at Malysheva.

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Discussion of a 2005 visit to sapphire localities in Madagascar.

Discussion of a 2005 visit to sapphire localities in Madagascar.

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Discussion of emerald enhancements, along with a 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar.

Discussion of emerald enhancements, along with a 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar.

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Discussion of emerald enhancements, along with a 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar.

Discussion of emerald enhancements, along with a 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar.

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Discussion of emerald enhancements, along with a 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar.

Discussion of emerald enhancements, along with a 2005 mission to ruby and sapphire localities in Madagascar.

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Just some of the groups Lotus Gemology has addressed over the past few decades

A listing of some of the venues/groups where Lotus Gemology's expert gemologists have delivered lectures in the past…

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