26Nov That’s Not Just a Hole in the Ground – Types of Mines in Sri Lanka


When most people hear the term “mining”, they usually think of a large scale operation, such as a diamond mine, where the pit can be up to 1 mile across and the gem material buried deep in the Earth’s crust. It is said that these monstrous holes can be seen…

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15Nov Is Sri Lanka the “sweet Shop” of Gems?


Looking through the gem gravels in Sri Lanka is the gemmological equivalent of being a kid in the proverbial candy store.Gem mines on the island tend to be secondary deposits, rather than primary gem sources. That has a thrilling, yet challenging, knock-on effect.A secondary (or placer) deposit is where the gem…

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