Ruby and Sapphire from Jegdalek, Afghanistan
This study provides detailed mining and gemmological information on the Jegdalek deposit, in east-central Afghanistan, which is hosted by elongate beds of corundum-bearing marble.
The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka
The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.
The Sapphires of Mingxi, Fujian Province, China
Blue sapphires from China are similar to gem corundum from Australia, Thailand, and Kampuchea (Camodia).
The history of the Kashmir mines, the beautiful sapphires found there and the outlook for the future.
Sri Lanka: The Gem Island
An overview of the many types of gem-quality material, and its inclusions, currently found in Sri Lanka.
Abstracts; Summer 2009
This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.