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Gems and Minerals from the Sub-Arctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewellery Industry

All jewellery professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewellery manufacturing centre and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewellery industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewellery brands.

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From Brazil to China: The Journey of Rubellite Tourmaline

After documenting tourmaline production at the famous Cruzeiro mine in Brazil, GIA takes you to China, where you can witness the cutting of these stones for entry into the hottest tourmaline market in the world.

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Expedition to the Cruzeiro Tourmaline Mine in Minas Gerais
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Expedition to the Cruzeiro Tourmaline Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Journey with us to Brazil for a visit to one of the world’s most prolific tourmaline mines. You’ll also hear a highly captivating story of family success through perseverance.

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Ancient Tourmaline and Beryl from Afghanistan

Examination of a large private collection of beads and carvings from antique excavations, assembled in the 1970s by a collector in Afghanistan.

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Mt. Mica: a renaissance in Maine’s gem tourmaline production

The Mt. Mica area in southwestern Maine has been mined for tourmaline and other pegmatite gems since the 1820s.

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An Update on “Paraíba” Tourmaline from Brazil

“Paraíba” tourmalines continue to be recovered in small amounts from north-eastern Brazil.

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Copper and tenorite inclusions in cuprian-elbaite tourmaline from Paraíba, Brazil

Inclusions of native copper and tenorite (CuO) were found in greyish-green elbaite from São José da Batalha, Paraíba, Brazil.

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Gem-quality cuprian-elbaite tourmalines from São José Da Batalha, Paraíba, Brazil

Unusually vivid tourmalines from the state of Paraiba, in north-eastern Brazil, have attracted great interest since they first appeared on the international gem market in 1989.

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The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka

The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.

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