Origins

Congo Tourmaline Mine

A New Congo Tourmaline Mine was discovered late last year…  With the new DRC laws on Taxes of mines...

Amethyst Mining in Rwanda

Amethyst Mining in Rwanda In 2015 Mr. Evode Imena the State Minister for Mining twitted pictures of Amethyst veins...

Ethiopia Sapphire

The remote Ethiopian Highlands, at a height of almost 8,000 feet, a large sapphire-field has been found in a...

Nigeria

Artinian Gems on gem hunting travels to an active Sapphire mine in Nigeria’s northern region….

Gemstone Mining Zambia

We all love our jewellery and gemstones – but do you know where gemstones come from, and the hard...

Tanzania’s Tanzanite

Steve Bennett and Scott Worsfold from Gemporia visit the Tanzanite mines of Tanzania in 2012. A team of GIA...

Madagascar

Madagascar – Plundering an Island’s Treasures – DW Documentary In eastern Madagascar amateur prospectors are on the hunt for...

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