Elahera, Sri Lanka

Blue sapphire from Sri Lanka

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Alluvial deposits where chrysoberyl, spinel, ruby, sapphire, zircon are found around Elahera in central Sri Lanka.  

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Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Blue sapphire from Ratnapura region, Sri Lanka

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Great gem-producing region with sapphires in all colours including ‚padparadscha’, but also alexandrite (colour-changing variety of chrysoberyl), zircon, and moonstone feldspar.  

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Nigerian sapphire and green beryl mines

Emerald from Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Sapphire and green beryl mines in Kaduna State, central Nigeria.  

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Umba valley, Tanzania

Gemstone gravels from Umba Valley, Tanzania

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Wide variety of fancy sapphire colours, including blue sapphires. Many other gemstones, including garnets are found in the alluvial plains of the Umba valley.

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Songea, Tanzania

Gemstone gravels from Songea, Tanzania

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Alluvial deposits around Songea with a wide range of coloured sapphires.

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Tunduru, Tanzania

Gemstone gravels from Tunduru, Tanzania

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Rich placer deposits in South Tanzania with sapphire, ruby, spinel, garnet, chrysoberyl, tourmaline, zircon, diamond.

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Sapphire deposit in Rwanda

Cabochon sapphire from Rwanda

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Basaltic sapphire deposit near the town of Cyangugu in Rwanda.  

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Chimwadzulu Hills, Malawi

Rough from Chimwadzulu Hills, Malawi

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Deposit producing ruby and fancy-coloured sapphires.

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Ilakaka, Madagascar

Gemstone gravels from Ilakaka, Madagascar

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Major source of sapphire of all colours in southern Madagascar.

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Andranondambo, Madagascar

Blue sapphire from Andranondambo, Madagascar

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Blue sapphire skarn deposit in SE Madagascar.  

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