Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine
Located near the Arctic Circle, Diavik is one of the world’s richest diamond deposits and a leader in sustainable mining.
Variscite from Central Tajikistan: Preliminary Results
A look at the gemmological properties and chemical composition of this light blue to light green to green gem material, which is suitable for cabochon cutting.
Letšeng’s Unique Diamond Proposition
Explores the history, geology and current production of this unique source of large diamonds.
Gemmological Characterisation of Sapphires from Yogo Gulch, Montana
A look at the mining and distinguishing characteristics of this naturally vibrant blue sapphire.
An Early Byzantine Engraved Almandine from the Garibpet Deposit, Telangana State, India: Evidence for Garnet Trade Along the Ancient Maritime Silk Road
Analyses the chemical composition and inclusion characteristics of this ancient artefact.
Akoya Cultured Pearl Farming in Eastern Australia
Characterises the akoya cultured pearls produced on the eastern shoreline of Australia using native Pinctada imbricata fucata molluscs.
Japanese Jadeite: History, Characteristics and Comparison with Other Sources
Examines the sources, colour, texture and chemical composition of jadeite from Japanese deposits.
A New Deposit of Gem-Quality Grandidierite in Madagascar
Reviews the properties of exceptionally pure grandidierite from a new source.
Chrysoberyl from the New England Placer Deposits, New South Wales, Australia
Examines a collection of chrysoberyl samples from these sapphire placer deposits to determine their distinct mineralogical and chemical properties.
A New Find of Danburite in the Luc Yen Mining Area, Vietnam
Reports on a recently discovered eluvial deposit of honey yellow danburite with excellent transparency.