Feature Gems & Gemology, Spring 1989, Vol. 25, No. 1

The Gujar Killi Emerald Deposit, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan

Over the last decade, Pakistan has developed into an important source for many gem materials. A number of localities have been identified for emeralds in particular. This article reports on the emerald deposits in the valley of Gujar Killi, located in the Northwest Frontier Province. The occurrence, mining, and gemological properties are described. Reserves appear to be good, and increased mining activity suggests strong production for the near future.