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Ever thought about owning a Emerald mine....this one is about 80 miles from my house.....a large

area of it mined for Emeralds....Campos Verdes.....entrance to the town and the owner checking

her Grey/White mud that has the Emeralds....

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This is 1 kilo of Emeralds in the pile....the larger and better ones were seperated for me to buy.....

$2,000.00....on the long table there they had 15 piles just like this one....post-300-0-45743600-1343413218_thumb.jpg

Elevator motor and mine shaft....this was many years ago and they were at 138' then.....they had

another motor and elevator down below to reach the bottom....

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Getting in the elevator....capacity (2)....beads cut out of truck tires....

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Hit the B button, for basement....

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I'm no gemologist but the color looks great and the sizes seem large for $2000.00. In short, I think it's a steal at that price. I'd like to think some gem buyer will snap them up if they haven't already done so.

Steve

I was there and took those pics in 1996 and that was the prices then....

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Now that pile is 10X the price as them righteous deep greens are rare as a honest bureauratz-I have always coveth them green globs as my birthstone. John

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Difference Between Colombian Emeralds, Brazilian Emeralds, and Zambian Emeralds

Posted on May 24, 2009

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There are a number of differences between Colombian emeralds, Brazilian emeralds, and Zambian emeralds. Price is the first thing to consider when choosing the country of origin of emerald you want to buy. Colombian emeralds will typically be the most expensive per carat followed by Brazilian emeralds and lastly Zambian emeralds. The reason for this is due to color. Colombian emeralds get their color primarily from the trace amounts of the element chromium. Chromium produces some of the purest green hues in gemstones. Brazilian emeralds get their color primarily from trace amounts of the element vanadium while Zambian emeralds get their color from iron. Brazilian emeralds typically have a slight brown or gray cast and only sometimes match the pure green hue that many Colombian emeralds offer. Zambian emeralds often appear too blue due to the iron content. In reality though emeralds from all three countries can be colored by more than one element.

The type and number of inclusions found in emeralds also varies by country. Colombian emeralds tend to have more inclusions than either Brazilian or Zambian emeralds. As the chromium content increases producing a deeper green hue the number of inclusions tends to increase also. Zambian emeralds generally are the least included of the three major emerald producing countries.

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