|Orbe river, Switzerland|
Gold washing in Orbe river. We found some gold, beautiful swiss jade and even a few dark sapphires.
|Umba Valley, Tanzania|
Guiding a group of students to the alluvial deposit of Umba where we found: Sapphire, Ruby, Garnet, Turmalin, Spinell and Zircon. In collaboration with the local miners.
Visit of different mines, where we found: Spinel, Ruby, Sunstone, Scapolite, Danburite, Tremolite and Turmalin. In collaboration with the local miners.
Visit of a historical gem cutting workshop. This workshop was installed before the invention of electricity and still operates with direct water power. The water wheel even powers a small generator for the light.
Visit of a rock crystal deposit, together with crystal specimen collectors. Here where we found: Adular and Quartz with chlorite inclusions.
See also : Cavradi gorge
|Tucson Gem and Mineral Show USA|
Representing Tanzania during the biggest gem and mineral show in the world.
© Copyright photos by Noreen Masaki