Pamir Mountains spinel deposit

Spinel from Tajikistan

Posted 08/31/2011  /   By SSEF  /  0 Comments

The Kuh-i-lal deposit in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan is known since historic times for its pink spinels of finest quality and large size.

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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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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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Mahenge, Tanzania

Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania

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Good coloured rubies and spinels from secondary deposits around the town of Mahenge in Tanzania.  

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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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Djeva, Switzerland

Verneuil synthetic corundum and spinel

Posted 08/26/2011  /   By SSEF  /  0 Comments

Production of synthetic ruby, sapphire and spinel mostly using the Verneuil method (flame fusion). These are produced by  the company Hrand Djevahirdjian SA in Monthey, Switzerland.

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