Queensland sapphire deposits, Australia

Sapphire Basaltic Australia

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Basaltic lava plains sapphire deposit in Queensland, Australia.

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Shandong sapphire deposit

Sapphire from Shandong, China

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Sapphire deposit in Eastern China near the city of Shandong. The sapphires are originating from basaltic (volcanic) rocks and often come in deep blue colours.  

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Hainan sapphires, China

Sapphire from Hainan, China

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Mostly dark basaltic sapphires from alluvial deposit on Hainan Island, China.  

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Sapphire from Houay Xai, Laos

Rough sapphires from Huay Xai, Laos

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Basaltic sapphire deposit in Laos with mostly blue, green, yellow colours. Near the town of Houay Xai.

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Pailin, Cambodia

Blue sapphire from Pailin, Cambodia

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Basaltic deposit around the town of Pailin in western Cambodia that produces sapphire, ruby and zircon.  

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Luc Yen, Vietnam

Spinels from the Luc Yen area, Vietnam

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Marble deposit producing spinel, rubies, and pink sapphire in northern Vietnam. Especially the vivid blue cobalt-spinels are highly appreciated in the gem trade.  

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Mogok gemstone tract, Burma

Fancy sapphire series from Mogok, Burma

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Mogok is a classical source of rubies of finest quality (pigeon blood ruby). Also famous for sapphire, spinel, peridot and other gemstones.

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Bo Phloi, Thailand

Basaltic sapphire from Bo Phloi, Thailand

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Thai deposit producing dark-coloured sapphire in the past.

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Chanthaburi, Thailand

Sapphire from Bang Kha Cha, Thailand

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Sapphire mining area around Bang Kha Cha and Chanthaburi with little activity at present.  

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Kashmir sapphire

Kashmir sapphire from classical source

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Classical source of the famous Kashmir sapphire, characterised by a subtle velvety blue colour. Mining site nowadays nearly exhausted.

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