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Tsavorite garnet and red spinel from Miriam Kamau’s mining operation in Kenya
Interview with a Kenyan Miner and Dealer

Miriam Kamau relates how she became a prominent dealer and miner.

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Russian demantoids with pure color and horsetail inclusions
Update on Russian Demantoid Production

Alexey Burlakov shares insights on the current production of Russian demantoid and emeralds.

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Namibian demantoid from the Green Dragon mine, preserved in host rock
Update on the Green Dragon Demantoid Mine in Namibia

Stephan Reif explains the mine-to-market approach at the largest continuously operating demantoid deposit.

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Small unheated spinel and sapphire exhibited by Madagascar Imports
Unheated and Unusual Colors

Margit Thorndal of Madagascar Imports offers her perspective on the colored stone market.

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Çiğdem Lüle behind a podium.
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Researcher, Educator Uses Gems to Explore Ancient Civilizations

Çiğdem Lüle uses her expertise to teach about the gem market and develop the multidisciplinary research subject of archaeogemology.

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Suite of eight faceted and one rough magnesio-axinites.
Magnesio-Axinite from Merelani, Tanzania

A rare find from a limited occurrence in Tanzania’s Merelani Hills, along with a “Merelani mint” garnet, is seen in Tucson.

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Summer 2016 Gems & Gemology Cover
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Summer 2016 G&G: Diamonds from Diavik, Responsible Sourcing, and Fabergé Cossack Figures

A summary of the content found in the Summer 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Jason Baskin with almandine in graphite schist.
Almandine in Graphite Schist Specimens

Almandine garnet in graphite schist was on display in Tucson.

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New tsavorite production from Scorpion mine
Update on the Scorpion Tsavorite Mine

A look at the resumed operations and new production of Kenya’s Scorpion tsavorite mine.

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Attendees walk the halls of Baselworld 2016
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Baselworld 2016: Spotty Demand; Glitz Out, Rare In

Smart sellers adapted to a changed market at the Baselworld show in Switzerland March 16-23, 2016. Focus on rare, unusual gems and distinctive design.

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