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The Crystal Collector gets flooded by rain but finds amethyst quartz crystals!
 
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Travel with The Crystal Collector to two amazing world class amethyst locations! One in South Carolina called "The Ellis Mine" which is completely private. The other called "JXR" or "Jacksons Cross Roads" in Georgia is actually open to the public! Visit their facebook page for dates to go and dig! To Purchase these and more crystals click link below http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks
Views: 4509596 The Crystal Collector
Opal Mining In America: How To Find Rare Opal
 
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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/HX5zF8b7XKE Nickipedia Live Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Science Team! I love hunting for gems, and my favorite rock (it’s actually a gel) is an opal! I found out there were opal mines just near the Oregon boarder of Nevada. Naturally I packed my bags and went! I had a blast!!! I loved the entire experience from beginning to end and will certainly be going again. Enjoy this video of my experience at Royal Peacock Opal Mines http://www.royalpeacock.com/ Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Louis DP: Sam Mosco
Views: 21743 Nick Uhas
Mining for Emeralds in Brazil by GIA
 
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http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Mining for Emeralds in Brazil by GIA. Emerald gemstone has many special qualities. From Sao Paolo, Brazil, Sergio Martins discusses the emerald gemstone history, industry and how sourcing this precious stone is performed in Brazilian mines. He explains the different types of Brazilian mining systems that exist at different locations throughout the country. The Belmont mine has a large area and conducts open pit mining on a large scale. They have consistently produced this precious gemstone for 30 years. Sergio also discusses the Nova Era mine, different from the other emerald mines because it belongs to over 140 people. Located in the area of Garimpeiro, emerald mining in this region involves miners making shafts and looking for the vein that leads to a large concentration of emerald, a “pocket”. Mining can take up to few years before any emerald stones are discovered, but once found, they can produce up to 10 million dollars worth of emeralds in one pocket. Learn more about emerald with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/emerald • Emerald Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/emerald-quality-factor • Emerald Description: http://www.gia.edu/emerald-description • Emerald Buyer’s Guide: http://www.gia.edu/emerald#buyers-guide • Emerald History and Lore: http://www.gia.edu/emerald-history-lore • Emerald Care and Cleaning Guide: http://www.gia.edu/emerald-care-cleaning • Brazil’s Emerald Industry: http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2012-brazil-emerald-lucas • Emeralds of Colombia: http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-1981-colombian-emeralds-keller The Official GIA Channel on YouTube is also a great resource for expanding your emerald knowledge • A Greco-Roman Emerald Necklace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e09o9pdNKjk • Seventy-Five Carat Pair of Cat’s-Eye Emerald: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJeDrkiAg0w • Emeralds of Bahia, Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkIco_mQoOA • The Glory of a Faceted Emerald: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMNY9UbzgQg • An Overview of Emerald Mining in Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07m5fFqyZIc • Emeralds of Goias, Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WeMe318EWA • Brazilian Miners | The Garimpeiro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wguQia2Qao • Laws and Ethics of Brazilian Precious Stone Mining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXSeG1DcLC8 GIA exists to connect people to the understanding of gems. Our videos provide more information on diamonds, gems, and other related topics • How to Choose a Diamond | GIA Diamond Grading Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PafhSuJQb30 • How to Read a GIA Grading Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2UtygPnt4 • Sapphire and Ruby Mine in Palin, Cambodia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKX-Zpg3nOo • What Attracts Us to Ruby | History: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ZmHEQNjUs SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/officialGIAchannel FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GIA4Cs Blog: http://4csblog.gia.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gianews Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/giapins/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/107659062959606193241
Views: 39618 Official GIA Channel
Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
 
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 1909451 Journeyman Pictures
The Crystal Collector: "Giant quartz crystals" Ep. 1 Gwinnett Co. Georgia
 
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Thanks for watching our crystal mining adventures. Check out the "sprite/fairy" some people say we released while digging this vein. Didn't notice it for a couple years until someone pointed it out in the video. Here it is slowed down... https://www.instagram.com/p/BAOYaocCJ3y/?taken-by=thecrystalcollector Watch as host Bryan Major digs quartz crystals in Georgia! These are dug direct from the vein they originated in. These are said to be some of the largest ever found in Georgia. Discovered by Jason Barrett in 2008, the crystals have become well known due to the size, the odd location near Atlanta, the rare alpine type vein they came from, and the super unique sparkle they had in the sun from the thousands of "sprouting" growth form baby crystals.. The mine in the video only has a limited supply left. The pure white quartz crystals coupled with the unique and odd growth forms, became a big hit up in Asheville, N.C. The metaphysical crowd and crystal healers have all loved the powers the Gwinnett quartz has locked away. Check out these two places to buy rocks and crystals. Thanks for helping support the cause. http://stores.ebay.com/ULTRA-ROCKS http://www.ebay.com/usr/okjunk Episode 3 at Diamond Hill Mine in South Carolina. http://youtu.be/JjJFhrlxnyo Best amethyst mining clip in Virginia: https://youtu.be/IkeeyrqZ2R0
Views: 805506 MrAmethystguy
Mining a Giant Pocket of Black Tourmaline Crystals
 
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I found a nice pocket with a couple vugs of black tourmaline (schorl). This is part 1, I've extracted about 40lbs worth of specimen quality material so far. Part 2 will follow as weather permits revisiting the mine site.
Views: 235525 USMiner
The Search for Rare Sunset Rubies | Game of Stones
 
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Don Kogen of Gem Hunters, Inc. leads a team of gem experts on a hunt for precious Sunset Rubies. Their search leads them through the backstreet markets of Thailand, through dangerous jungles and finally to the hidden mines of Cambodia where these precious rubies are mined. Can Don and team successfully negotiate with the heavily-armed local miners? Can he successfully transform the raw stones into gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars on the open market? | For more Game of Stones, visit http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/game-of-stones Subscribe to Discovery! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=discoverynetworks Catch all new episodes of Game of Stones Fridays at 10/9c! Watch full episodes online! | http://bit.ly/GameofStonesFullEps
Views: 392000 Discovery
Rick mining gem topaz
 
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Follow Rick Seng as he extracts a large gem topaz crystal from a ryolite vug in central Utah.
Views: 533975 Rick Seng
Mineral Collecting at the Smart Mine (Rocks and Minerals in Bancroft, Ontario)
 
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Mineral collecting at the Smart Mine in Bancroft Ontario is a rockhound's paradise with huge prisms of apatite, massive feldspar crystals and lustrous titanite.
Views: 526739 Caver461
"Sapphire mining in Australia" by GIA
 
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With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the sapphire side we started with Inverell in New South Wales, then moved to the Anakie sapphire field and finally to the Lava plains both of them in Queensland. Each time we were impressed with the technical knowledge about sapphire mining... Enjoy!
Mine Cristal, mining quartz crystals
 
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www.minecristal.ca Stay informed about our new videos: subscribe to our YouTube channel "Mine Cristal". This mine is located in Bonsecours, Quebec, Canada. Photos and video clips shown here date from 1989 - 2012. The open-pit mine produces splendid quartz crystals with exceptional clarity. The largest single crystals measure 60 cm (24 inches) in length. Since mining began in 1989, 32 types, or morphologies of quartz crystals have been catalogued. Geological research into the origins of these crystals has revealed that they formed at this location some 300 million years ago under extreme conditions of heat and pressure. We harvest crystals in the mine only as needed, to supply our store with a sufficient quantity of quartz crystals. Exceptionally (for a mine), we harvest all the crystals by hand and without the use of dynamite. It is a privilege for us to participate in the discovery and extraction of these true gems of nature. The extraction process is done in a manner which respects both the environment and the crystals: we endeavor to keep the crystals whole and in a pristine state. In the museum and the store, our crystals are presented in an untouched, natural state. Amazingly, each crystal is an intricate work of art made by Nature; no two are alike and this makes them even more fascinating! Mine Cristal is considered by experts to be a “geological gem,” one of Canada’s great natural sites, due to it’s unique and abundant mineralogical deposits.
Views: 1396695 Mine Cristal
Rock Mining (Quarrying) Process
 
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Hillsides explode, massive blocks of stone break off of solid rock walls and powerful machines crush large rocks in a matter of seconds. One mile of a two-la. Hillsides explode, massive blocks of stone break off of solid rock walls and powerful machines crush large rocks in a matter of seconds. One mile of a two-la. 250 300 tph hard rock processing plant for mining, quarrying, aggregate More details: Get the price of machines: http. zenith is an internationally renowned manufacturer of mining machinery Equipment Co., Ltd. Shanghai zenith .
Views: 313288 Documentary Lab
Diamond Hill Mine Documented Crystal Pocket Dec. 2015
 
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Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found This video is only intended for people with the crystals from this pocket, thats why the video is a bit boring and I'm numbering all the pieces. All the piece from this pocket has been sold or given away, but I have several more pockets available in the future like this. Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found
Views: 7852929 The Crystal Collector
Mother Natures finest gemstone ever found OPAL Mining in Lightning Ridge
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ Meet Sebastian and his daughter Katherine and see there life in Lightning Ridge and the life they live in the Australian outback searching for the amazing black opal. A unique lifestyle and opportunity to make a great living while loving every minute Click on the link below in the info to see my website http://blackopaldirect.com/
Views: 799481 Black Opal Direct
Bolivian Ametrine by GIA
 
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http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Bolivian Ametrine: From Mine to Market by GIA. Learn more about Bolivian ametrine from Robert Weldon, GIA's photography and visual communications manager. He discusses the amethyst gemstone, the mines and the marketing of the gem. He also explains the rarity of Bolivian ametrine, and offers some personal insights about the time he spent in Bolivia as a young man. Ametrine is the rare and unique amethyst gemstone that is half amethyst (purple) and half citrine (yellow). Only 10 percent of Bolivian mined amethyst rock and amethyst crystals produce jewelry-quality ametrine. This video depicts the amethyst geode mine that is very difficult to access, and shows the amethyst rock and amethyst crystal mining process to produce amethyst gemstones. Robert Weldon offers a rare and valuable perspective on Bolivian ametrine, while shedding light on its unique gem-mining process. Learn more about ametrine and amethyst with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/amethyst • Amethyst Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/amethyst-quality-factor • Amethyst Description: http://www.gia.edu/amethyst-description • Amethyst Buyer’s Guide: http://www.gia.edu/amethyst#buyers-guide • Amethyst History and Lore: http://www.gia.edu/amethyst-history-lore • Amethyst Care and Cleaning Guide: http://www.gia.edu/amethyst-care-cleaning The Official GIA Channel on YouTube has more information on amethyst geode variations • Amethyst Quartz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnGie5QHln4 • Fashioned Ametrine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy5Mft3to GIA exists to connect people to the understanding of gems. Our videos provide more information on diamonds, gems, and other related topics • How to Choose a Diamond | GIA Diamond Grading Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PafhSuJQb30 • How to Read a GIA Grading Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2UtygPnt4 • Sapphire and Ruby Mine in Palin, Cambodia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKX-Zpg3nOo • Mining for Emerald in Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhWIK_yZ7XA • What Attracts Us to Ruby | History: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ZmHEQNjUs SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/officialGIAchannel FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GIA4Cs Blog: http://4csblog.gia.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gianews Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/giapins/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/107659062959606193241
Views: 90677 Official GIA Channel
Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds
 
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Diamond found by Michael Dettlaff in Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds may be worth thousands of dollars. For more on this story, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/55-carat-diamond-temporary-view-nyc-19651103
Views: 876876 ABC News
How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164
 
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Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO! If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron. http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Warm Regards, Destin
Views: 1709095 SmarterEveryDay
Brazil's Gem Stones and Mining History
 
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From the http://www.VideoSource.com Global Village Travel Guide and DVD, "Brazil". Stock footage available from http://videosource.com/search.html Transcript: THE STATE OF MINAS GERAIS IS SO LITTERED WITH CRYSTAL, SPARKLING ORES AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES THAT THE LAND IS ALMOST ALWAYS SMOLDERING AS A RESULT OF SUN STARTED FIRES. 01.30.41 HERE THE EARTH'S CRUST HAS BLOSSOMED, YIELDING BEAUTIFUL CLUSTER'S OF EVERY IMAGINABLE TYPE OF NATURAL CRYSTAL......... ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE UNUSUAL CRYSTALS ARE MERE ATTRACTIVE CURIOSITIES, SOME OF THEM, SUCH AS VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE BERYL FAMILY ARE AMONG THE MOST VALUABLE SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO MAN. WHEN THE EARLY BANDIERANTES BEGAN SEARCHING THESE HILLS FOR DIAMONDS AND EMERALDS, THEY HAD NO IDEA THAT BRAZIL WOULD ONE DAY BECOME THE WORLD'S LEADING PRODUCER OF GEMS AND COLORED GEMSTONES. PERHAPS NO ONE KNOWS MORE ABOUT THE FASCINATING WORLD OF BRAZILIAN GEMSTONES THAN THE MAN WHO FIRST INTRODUCED BRAZIL TO THE ART OF GEM CUTTING, JULES SAUER; Brazil is the paradise of gemstones" "and the aquamarine......primary deposits" ".......In 1963 the first emeralds were found "........tourmaline ....... amethyst brazilianite OPAL "Imperial topaz "THE CAPOA MINE, OPERATED BY AMSTERDAM SAUER IN RODRIGO SILVA NEAR OURO PRETO IS ONE OF THE FEW PRODUCING IMPERIAL TOPAZ MINES IN THE WORLD TODAY. HERE THE TOPAZ YIELDING MATERIAL IS HYDRAULICALLY DISMOUNTED USING WATER FROM A NEARBY HOLDING POND. THE MATERIAL IS THEN MECHANICALLY TRANSPORTED TO THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF FLUMES AND SCREENS WHERE IT IS CAREFULLY CLASSIFIED AND SEPARATED. HERE THE MATERIAL IS FURTHER CLASSIFIED BY A VIBRATING SEPARATOR. IN THE FINAL STAGE OF THE PROCESS, 23.08~ BELTROUGH THE PROMISING STONES ARE HAND PICKED FROM AMONG THE QUARTZ CRYSTAL AND OTHER MATERIAL THAT HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED FROM THE ORIGINAL SLURRY. EVEN IN THIS HIGHLY EFFICENT MINE, IT TAKES TONS OF RAW MATERIAL TO PRODUCE EACH CARAT OF PRECIOUS IMPERIAL TOPAZ THE FINEST STONES FROM THE MINES IN MINAS GERAIS AND ELSEWHERE IN BRAZIL EVENTUALLY FIND THEIR A. SAUER SHOP WAY TO THE JEWELER'S SHOP WHERE THEY ARE ARTFULLY TRANSFORMED INTO THE CENTERPIECES FOR SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY. BECAUSE OF THE LOW COST OF LABOR, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALITY GEMSTONES IN BRAZIL, THE BARGAINS TO BE FOUND IN THE FINE JEWELRY SHOPS OF BRAZIL BRING BARGAIN SEEKERS HERE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. AND THERE'S NO BETTER PLACE TO BUY THEM THAN IN THE FINE SHOPS OF RIO ....... THE LURE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL STONES IS SO GREAT THAT ALMOST NO ONE LEAVES BRAZIL WITHOUT AT LEAST ONE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL COLORED GEMSTONES. THE VALUES TO BE FOUND IN BRAZILIAN GEMSTONES ARE LEGEND, BUT YOU MUST BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU BUY....... EVERYONE HAS A BARGAIN WAITING FOR THE UNWARY TOURIST..... ......SOME OF THE CHEAPER ONES OFFERED BY THESE BOYS ON THE STREETS MAY EVEN BE COLORED GLASS IMITATIONS... AUDIO "GUARANTEE" ANYONE SERIOUS ABOUT PURCHASING FINE JEWELERY WOULD DO WELL TO LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT THE FOUR "C"'S. BEFORE THEY BUY, AND TO BUY FROM ONE OF THE ESTABLISHED REPUTABLE FIRMS THAT HAVE OUTLETS A SAUER OUTLET SIGN IN ALL THE MAJOR CITIES.
Views: 150937 TravelVideoSource
Thomas at the Coleman Quartz Mine, Arkansas - Mineral Explorers
 
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Thomas Nagin, our host, at the Coleman Quartz mine during the Arkansas episode of Mineral Explorers, an unscripted, reality series packed with adventure, travel, education and the world's finest gems, crystals and minerals.
Views: 1872007 Mineral Explorers
CRYSTAL DIGGING GUIDE - Episode 2: RON COLEMAN MINE | How to find gems | Crystal Mining in Arkansas
 
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Welcome to the second installment of the Ultimate Crystal Digging Guide! Join me on this crystal mining adventure as I go digging for gems at the Ron Coleman Crystal Mine. Ron Coleman Mining is located in Jessieville in Arkansas. This is one of the largest mines in Arkansas. Massive clear quartz crystals of high quality are found here. ►►Please Subscribe https://www.youtube.com/crystalsofarkansas ►►Instagram: @crystalsofarkansas https://www.instagram.com/crystalsofarkansas/ ►E-Mail: crystalsofarkansas@gmail.com ♫ Music From ♫ Lakey Inspired - Better Days https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Gyvus - Lemon Tree https://soundcloud.com/gyvus Joakim Karud - Good old Days http://youtube.com/joakimkarud Aso - Alright https://soundcloud.com/aricogle Chillhop Music Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••­­­••••••••••• WATCH MY OTHER VIDEOS All about Specialty Crystal Points: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFBq7ffzukc ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••­­­••••••••••• THANK YOU ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••­­­••••••••••• Filmed in June 2017
Views: 7876 Crystals of Arkansas
How to find PERIDOT | Liz Kreate
 
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Prospecting for "Poor Mans Emerald" (Peridot) at Mount Shadwell in Victoria. Check in with the Moyne Shire Council at Mortlake for Regulations/Permission. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... How to Find Gold and Gems VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... Cooking Recipes - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU
Views: 1475396 Liz Kreate
Green Gold 2: Prospecting for Black Jade & Green Quartz
 
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I start out prospecting for placer jade but get thwarted by angry flying red ant hoards. I discover some aventurine quartz (I think) along the way and I go on the hunt for an old black jade mine I found on Google Earth. Jade prospecting in Wyoming. I filmed in 60fps to reduce camera jumpiness but I can't figure out how to get it to render correctly yet, so I apologize in advance for the jitter and my crappy filming, working on it.
Views: 120708 USMiner
Deer Creek Arizona, Fire Agate Mining at David Penney's Claim 2016
 
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The Deer Creek Fire Agate Mining Experience At the Tucson gem shows in 2017 you can find: David Penney will be at 1114 Farmington Rd./star pass Tucson Arizona. Ryszard Krukowski will be at the Pueblo show, Room 151, Riverpark Inn. http://www.fireagateartstudio.com/ Glenn Dizon Designs www.glenndizon.com 415-457-9259
Views: 60410 Mark Anderson
Treasures of the Earth: Gems Nova Documentary [HD]
 
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BBC, Documentary Treasures, Gems #BBC #clinton Treasures of the Earth: Gems What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious . What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones? Airing November 2, 2016 at 9 pm on PBS NOVA Facebook: . BBC, Documentary Treasures, Metals #PBS #Nova Treasures of the Earth: Metals What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human . Airs on Wednesday, November 2nd at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.
Views: 674260 Carl ReedyE
Sapphire and Ruby Mine in Pailin, Cambodia, by GIA
 
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http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Sapphire and Ruby Mine in Pailin, Cambodia, by GIA. What is a ruby gem and how are they mined? In this video, learn about ruby mining, as Vincent Pardieu explains how local miners use one of the two main rivers in Pailin, Cambodia, to mine for small sapphire and small ruby gems. The miners can find precious stones such as sapphire, ruby and garnet in this area. Cambodia ruby rough can be very expensive, so cutters try to conserve as much weight as possible. Most often, river mining and local mining produces small ruby in Pailin. However, a single source never consistently yields gems that are all the same color and quality. Learn more about ruby with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/ruby • Ruby Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/ruby-quality-factor • Ruby Description: http://www.gia.edu/ruby-description • Ruby Buyer’s Guide: http://www.gia.edu/ruby#buyers-guide • Ruby History and Lore: http://www.gia.edu/ruby-history-lore • Ruby Care and Cleaning Guide: http://www.gia.edu/ruby-care-cleaning The Official GIA YouTube Channel is also a great resource for ruby knowledge • How to Classify a Lead Glass–Filled Ruby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evrQv-HNrI0 • What Attracts us to Ruby | Properties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0370IZdPl4o • What Attracts us to Ruby | History: • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ZmHEQNjUs • Comparing a Transparent Faceted Ruby to a Star Ruby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mc86wDFEJQ • Ruby River Mining in Pailin, Cambodia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKX-Zpg3nOo GIA exists to connect people to the understanding of gems. Our videos provide more information on diamonds, gems, and other related topics • How to Choose a Diamond | GIA Diamond Grading Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PafhSuJQb30 • How to Read a GIA Grading Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2UtygPnt4 • Mining for Emerald in Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhWIK_yZ7XA SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/officialGIAchannel FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GIA4Cs Blog: http://4csblog.gia.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gianews Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/giapins/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/107659062959606193241
Views: 31869 Official GIA Channel
"Emerald mining in Zambia" by GIA
 
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With that new GIA Field video you will be taken with the GIA Field Expedition (FE56) that took place in September 2014 in Zambia. You will surely feel the lure of emerald—central Africa’s green treasure—in this short GIA video. First, you’ll visit the Musakashi, Zambia, emerald mining area where mining is carried out by local people with simple hand tools. Next, you’ll travel with Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu and the GIA team to Zambia’s Kafubu area, one of Africa’s oldest gem-mining areas. “There are maybe 400 mines, and maybe less than 10 are active,” says Pardieu. While there, you’ll witness several active emerald mines. Some are very small-scale and operated by local people, while some, like the MIKU and the KAGEM mines, are very large. The latter is probably the largest colored gemstone mining pit in the world. In this video, you’ll view the entire KAGEM operation—a modern, highly sophisticated mechanized pit mine. As you stand on the rim of the pit, a ripple of explosions blasts ore for processing. You will witness workers recovering emeralds from the pit. You’ll also venture underground into Gemfields’ exploratory underground workings and see the firm’s secure processing and sorting facility. Besides Pardieu, the participants were cameraman Didier Gruel, Field Gemologist Andy Lucas, Gems & Gemology Technical Editor Dr. Tao Hsu, and Field Gemologist trainee Stanislas Detroyat.
"Sri Lanka, the Gem Island" by GIA
 
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With this short documentary you will accompany GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu and his team as they introduce you to Sri Lanka one of the world major sapphire suppliers. Located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has developed for centuries a deep culture about sapphire mining and trading, and it is still currently one of the most active sapphire mining areas in the world. More info at: http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-sri-lanka-mining-part1 and http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-sri-lanka-mining-part2 and http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-1982-sri-lanka-zwaan
How to Mine for Opals
 
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Ever wondered what it's like, looking for opals at a pay-to-dig opal mine? Jake Anderson, of the Royal Peacock Opal Mine, describes it all, from raking the tailings, to following the glass trail in the banks. Take a trip to the Virgin Valley, Nevada, one of the world's best opal mining locations, in this fascinating How-To instructional video.
Views: 303198 WinWebWorks
"Gem mining around East Africa" by GIA
 
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This short GIA field gemology video shows the diversity of gem mining in Eastern Africa from Madagascar to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique as we saw it during the different expedition Vincent Pardieu (GIA Senior Manager for Field gemology) lead there in Summer 2012. It was the first field video produced by the GIA field gemology department.
Mining for minerals in Afghanistan
 
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Afghanistan is estimated to have $3 trillion worth of mineral deposits, which through years of insecurity have remained unexploited. Gold, iron ore, copper ore, emeralds, lapis, rubies as well as natural gas are all found in the north of the country. Now with help from advisors from the US Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), the Afghanistan Geological Survey is gaining the skills it needs to explore and exploit the country's resources. Geologists and drillers are being trained to investigate sites to test for the presence of resources.
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"Sapphire mining and trading around Ilakaka, Madagascar" by GIA
 
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In this short video you will accompany GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu and his team as they introduce you to Madagascar’s Ilakaka sapphire mining area. Located in the south of the island of Madagascar, the Ilakaka area is one of the world’s largest sapphire deposits, and currently one of the most active. More info at: http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/sapphire-mines-ilakaka-madagascar-field-expedition and http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-Sapphire-Mining-Ilakaka-Madagascar
Most Mysterious Emerald And Precious Stone Discoveries
 
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From the famed and mysterious Emerald Tablets to the one of the most rare diamonds on the whole planet, here are some of the most fascinating and incredible Emerald, Gem and Diamond Discoveries Ever Made. 7. Pylos Combat Agate In 2015, researchers in southwest Greece discovered an elaborate tomb. The 3,000 500 year old gravesite held the skeleton of a man who has since been dubbed the “Griffin Warrior” due to being buried with a plaque bearing an emblem of the mythological half lion- half eagle namesake creature. Alongside the warrior were dozens of rings and other jewelry pieces, plus a stunning bronze sword. While cleaning the recovered odds and ends, researchers discovered that a typically unexciting chunk of agate held something absolutely incredible: an intricately carved image. The piece is no more than one and a half inches in length yet somehow holds the portrait of a victorious warrior plunging his sword into a foe as another one lays by his feet. The full image can only be seen under a powerful photo-micropsy camera lense, causing researchers to question how the artist even made the tiny piece in the first place. Individual muscles can be seen in each of the figures, as can individual locks of hair! The piece is an example of the mind-bogglingly absolutely amazing craftsmanship that went into pieces of art and jewelry in ancient Greece. Images: 1 2 6. Helenite On May 18, 1980, an unthinkable natural disaster shook Washington state, destroying countless homes and businesses. Mount St. Helens erupted furiously, unleashing its volcanic fury on the usually peaceful surrounding towns. Ash and smoke was hurled over eighty thousand feet in the air from the peak of the ten thousand foot tall landmark from repeated blasts that have been compared in force to that produced by over one hundred nuclear bomb detonations. 1 hundred degree fahrenheit lava poured across the land, scorching the surrounding cities. Months later, during the clean up process, a sort of beauty within the beast was discovered: a clear, green gem known as Helenite in reference to its eruptive origin. As cleaners heated the volcanic rock that formed as the lava cooled, they were dazzled by the uncovered stones. Scientists tested the gems and believe that the mineral composites in the rocks around the volcano were a perfect formation that created Helenite on a fluke. Dubbed “America’s Emerald”, Helenite is surprisingly cheap, with a six carat piece costing around $150 while a comparable piece containing true emerald would set you back around $15,000. 5. Cullinan Diamond The average center stone diamond in an engagement ring weighs in at one to two carats with the total weight of the stones in the ring being under six carats. This alone can be quite a pricey set up, so one can only imagine the shock that came when miners discovered the Cullinan Diamond, a gem that clocks in at a whopping 3,106.75 carats. Known as the world’s largest gem-quality rough-bahstone ever found, the Cullinan Diamond was discovered on January 26, 1905 by miners of the in Cullinan, South Africa, a small town named for the occupying mining company’s chairman. Despite considerable interest, the diamond sat unsold until 1907 when the Transvaal Colony purchased it and presented it to King Edward VI for his 66th birthday. King Edward had the stone cut into over one hundred and five different pieces, the two largest of which are known as Cullinan I and Cullinan II. The first, also referred to as the the Great Star of Africa, is 530.4 carats and is known as the largest clear cut diamond in history. It rests at the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross. Cullinan II, also known as the Second Star of Africa, weighs 317.4 carats and is mounted on the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. All of the other fragments have gone to private collectors save for seven major diamond cuts, several brilliants, and a selection of unpolished fragments which reside with Queen Elizabeth II, who inherited them from Queen Mary. 4. The Pink Star 3. The Cursed Bahia Emerald 2. Blue Moon of Josephine Diamond 1. The Emerald Tablets
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10 Most Valuable Gemstones Ever Found
 
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Subscribe for more Top 10 videos: http://bit.ly/Top10z - More Top 10 Trends Videos - Trending Now! ► https://goo.gl/6iOjv4 YouTuber Top 10s ► http://goo.gl/K1CSy3 Gaming Top 10s ► https://goo.gl/x5wC6g 10 Things You Won't Believe Exist! ► https://goo.gl/9W00nj Welcome fellow amateur geologists and Minecraft enthusiasts, today, we’ll be taking a look at ten of the rarest gems and jewels found on planet earth! Note: just because it’s found on earth, doesn’t mean it’s from it! 10. Tanzanite 9. Grandiderite 8. Black Opal 7. Taaffeite 6. Alexandrite 5. Musgravite 4. Painite 3. Serendibite 2. Red Diamonds, Pink Star Diamond 1. Jadeite Poudretteite This mineral was first found during the mid-1960’s in the Poudrette quarry of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. However, it wasn’t until 1987 that the poudretteite was fully recognized as a new mineral. Even then, this mineral wasn't described in depth until 2003. As stated by several different sources, it’s believed that only a relative few will ever come into contact with this mineral and let alone ever even hear it mentioned. Grandidierite This is considered to be an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first seen in 1902 on the Island of Madagascar. It was named in honor after the French explorer Alfred Grandidier who once studied the island’s natural history. Grandidierite comes in a bluish-green color and is located almost entirely in Madagascar, although, there was a clean faceted sample that was found in Sri Lanka. Grandidierite is also pleochroic, which means it's able to absorb different wavelengths of light differently and that results in different colors, such is the same ability with the gems tanzanite and alexandrite. Painite This gemstone was first discovered back in the 1950’s in Myanmar by a British mineralogist named Arthur C. D. Pain. For the next several decades only two fragments of the hexagonal mineral were known to exist on earth. By the time the year 2005 rolled around, there were still less than 25 discovered pieces of painite and The Guinness Book of World Records had declared it the world's rarest gemstone mineral. However, that was 11 years ago and since then the origin of the original stones has been found, along with two other major locations that have led to the discovery of thousands of small samples of painite fragments. Even so, they’re still considered one of the world’s rarest minerals. Ammolite This rare gemstone can be found mainly in the eastern region of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Ammolite is an opal-like gemstone that is solely made up of the fossilized shells of extinct animals known as ammonites. This makes ammolite one of the few biogenic gemstones that exist, along with pearls and amber. Ammolites weren’t officially recognized as gemstones until 1981 when they were given official status by the World Jewellery Confederation. That’s also the same year that commercial mining for ammolite began. Tanzanite It’s been said that tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than a diamond, which might as well be the case considering the fact that it can be found almost entirely near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is where the perfect conditions lie in order to form the mineral. Like grandidierite, tanzanite is able to produce striking shifts in color based on the crystal’s orientation and the certain lighting conditions. Caltech's geology division states this is because the color variations are caused by the existence of vanadium ions. Red Diamonds Did you know that diamonds come in a variety of colors? In fact, diamonds can range from being yellow, brown, colorless, blue, green, black, pink, orange, and red. That’s also the same order of how rare each diamond is classified as with yellow being the least and red being the most. Not only that but diamonds are also the hardest natural substances that form here on earth. Just like the colorless diamond, the red diamond is made purely out of carbon, however, what gives the diamond its red color is actually a deformation of their atomic structure that’s known as a “plastic deformation”. The Moussaieff Red is the largest red diamond in the world among the little known other red diamonds that have been discovered. Top 10 Trends is a Top 10 channel that produces informative, fascinating, and engaging educational entertainment videos. Watch our viral, trending, creepy, shocking, funny, controversial, hilarious, and mysterious list videos. Your #1 facts source for Top 5 / Top 10 content! Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/Top10Trendz Voiceover by: https://www.youtube.com/SonOfAMitchShow
Views: 1560937 Top 10 Trends
Let's Blast!
 
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NOTE: Although this video shows an up-close look at the blasting process, NEVER go near an active surface mine or blast site without Federal training and permission. FYI, the white bags are Emulsified Ammonium Nitrate. The read cap is TNT and the silver rod that is connected to it by the yellow wire is the blasting cap, it's what ignites the shot. The white pebbles that are emptied into the blast holes by the powder trucks are the main explosive- "ANFO" or Ammonium Nitrate, which is a mixture of fertilizer and diesel fuel. Once the holes are filled with explosives, rock fines or "stemming" is pushed back in the holes and packed down to keep the explosives under pressure. After all the holes are loaded and rigged up, it's time for the fireworks! And remember kids, don't try this at home! Want to see more Blasting? Join the PAmining Channel and Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/PAmining/164948266897468
Views: 3182339 PAmining
12 Amazing Rare And Valuable Gemstone Discoveries
 
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From the most famous gemstone in the world the Hope Diamond the a discovery of the giant Jadeite, 12 rare and expensive gems! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Heart of Eternity The Heart of Eternity weighs in at 27.64 carats, and it is another that was found at the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. The diamond was unveiled in January of 2000 alongside a lot of other diamonds. The shape and name of the stone were most likely inspired by the fictional Heart of the Ocean that was featured in the mega-blockbuster Titanic. This stone was almost stolen in November of 2000, but the thieves never managed to do it. In 2012, people though Floyd Mayweather might have bought the stone for an engagement ring for his fiance, but the buyer of the diamond was never revealed. 5. Massive Jadeite Jadeite is one of the world’s most expensive and rare gemstones in the world. Myanmar is the leading producer of this rare and beautiful gem, and the stone was found in a mine in Kachin within the country. The translucent, intensely colored gem is not to be confused with the more traditional jade. The two stones may be related, but Jadeite is rarer and substantially more valuable. That is what makes this discovery of this massive jadeite deposit all the more impressive. The huge stone was discovered in Myanmar in 2016 in a jade mine. The stone that was found is worth a staggering 170 million. The gem is 14 feet high and 19 feet long. The country plans to sell the giant gem to the neighboring China so that it can be made into jewelry and other items. Jadeite is worth about $20,000 per karat. 4. Millennium Star This diamond takes the title second largest top grade diamond behind the Centenary Diamond. Weighing in at 203.04 carats, it's a class D colorless, pear-shaped diamond. It's insured for over $120 million. It was found in Zaire, which is a country in Africa, in 1990. This is one of the diamonds that was featured alongside The Heart of Eternity. It was almost stolen in November in 2000 alongside the Heart of Eternity in the exhibition that was done by De Beers. 3. Great Chrysanthemum Diamond Although the name's a mouthful, this diamond maintains a reputation as one of the most famous diamonds in the world. It was discovered in 1963 in South Africa, and it weighs around 198 carats. It's an orange-brown color that is the central focus of a necklace that also features 410 other diamonds. The diamond was on display at the Smithsonian alongside the Hope Diamond briefly, and it's been on display in many other places. Today, the necklace is owned by an anonymous person who bought it for about 30 million. It's one of only 300 diamonds all over the world that measure in at over 100 carats among a lot of other stones on the list. 2. Cullinan Diamond This is another diamond with a pretty storied past. It was found in 1905 in South Africa and after is was refined it was presented to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday. Several diamonds were cut from the rough one found, but the most famous, Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, is considered the crown jewel of the British Monarchy. Cullinan I makes up the centerpiece and head of the royal scepter that is wielded by the supreme rulers at formal events like coronations. Cullinan II takes up another prominent place in the official crown of the reigning royalty. Nine different stones were cut from the original, and they each vary in size. Each stone also has history attached to them. It's been a pretty eventful 100 years for these rocks. There isn't a price tag on these jewels but given that they have been owned by the British Monarchy for so long, the price wouldn't be inexpensive. 1.Hope Diamond The Hope Diamond is the single most famous gemstone in the world. It's inspired movies, been worn by famous people, and it even has a curse attached to it. The diamond weighs in at 45.52 carats, and it is believed to have been found in India. The diamond got its start in France, though, when King Louis XIV first owned it. It was passed down by the French nobles until the French Revolution when it was stolen after King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were decapitated. From then on, the diamond has had 17 owners, including British royalty, Thomas Hope who it got its name from, Pierre Cartier, Harry Winston, and where it currently resides at the Smithsonian. Right now it is insured for $250 million dollars, and it isn't for sale.
Views: 812712 Talltanic
Diamond Mining: Inside Earth's Gigantic Holes
 
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Oct.2 (Bloomberg) -- From detonation to diamonds. Alrosa is the world's largest diamond producer you've never heard of, and Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote been given exclusive, unprecedented access. -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
Views: 896491 Bloomberg
How We Find Gemstones and Minerals - Liz Kreate
 
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The secret to a successful gem and mineral prospecting trip is as simple as exploring the environment that you're in. I was hoping to find Rutilated Quartz but instead brought back a whole lot of other different and interesting gems and minerals. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU LAPIDARY Gem Cutting - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago Liz Kreate Recipe - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX
Views: 205062 Liz Kreate
Deep Blue Mystery Mineral Inside An Abandoned Mine In Nevada
 
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Well, getting to this abandoned mine proved the old adage about how you’ve got to want it… We drove as far as we could down rough dirt roads in a remote part of Nevada until even the 4WD with high clearance couldn’t go any farther. Then, we switched over to dirt bikes and rode those for many miles through the mountains until it was impossible to proceed even on the bikes. At that point, I descended the steep canyon on foot to finally reach this mine. There was certainly no road leading all of the way to the mine and there wasn’t even a trail that I saw after the road stopped. It was pure bushwhacking getting down to explore this one. Given how hard it was to get to this mine and given the fact that I lugged the drone all of the way down to the bottom of the canyon meant that you were getting drone footage in this video even if the drone had never left the ground! I didn’t see any signs of heavy equipment having been at this site (which is not surprising considering the location), but it still would have been quite a feat just bringing in the rail for the ore carts as well as the tools the miners would have needed. And if they used metal ore carts, these would HAVE to have been brought to the mine in pieces and reassembled on site. The cabin/workshop was somewhat interesting to me. I didn’t see any signs of a bed or really any signs that the miners had lived there aside from those couple of rusty cans that we saw inside. Also, that structure would not have been a pleasant place to stay in the winter! However, it would have been impossible for someone to commute in to this mine given the distances involved. So, someone must have stayed here. Given how this seemed like something of a shoestring mining operation, it makes me wonder if a couple of miners didn’t just sleep rough inside of that structure of corrugated metal during the warmer months along with their tools and that primitive fireplace to keep away the cold at night. The miners might have just worked here for a couple of seasons. While exploring this abandoned mine and its surroundings, I saw no evidence at all that anyone has visited this site in decades. The “road” – if you can even call it that – which runs closest to the site was completely overgrown and sections of it were blocked by small rockslides. All traces of whatever trail that might have once existed and descended to the mine have vanished. And, of course, there were no footprints or signs of modern human activity such as trash or tire marks within many miles of this abandoned mine. It isn’t often that one is able to visit a historical site like that in our modern era. I was quite taken with that brilliant, deep blue mystery mineral inside of the mine... I have never seen anything like it outside of the fine lapis lazuli that is mined in Afghanistan. However, I don’t believe that what we saw inside of the mine was lapis lazuli… Was it? I sincerely hope that someone in the audience can definitively identify it. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 221636 TVR Exploring
"Rubies from Montepuez, Mozambique" by GIA
 
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In this video, you’ll explore Mozambique’s Montepuez ruby deposit with GIA’s dedicated field gemology team. First, you’ll see how the legal owner of the mining rights—Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), a subsidiary of the Gemfields corporation—works the area in steps from prospecting through separating the rubies from the ore, to sorting and eventual sale at their Singapore rough auction. In the second part you’ll also catch a glimpse of a day in the life of the thousands of unlicensed miners—garimpeiros—who conduct unauthorized mining in the MRM-owned area. Since spring 2009, this east African country has emerged as the world’s leading ruby source. As Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu says of the Montepuez ruby deposit: “I have never seen any place where you have this combination of quantity, nice color, and nice clarity.” Every gem miner dreams of finding a big stone one day. “The garimpeiros here, most of them are local (meaning Mozambican) people,” explains Pardieu, “but there are also some Tanzanians here who are working with them. And the Tanzanians have a very good knowledge of ruby mining because you have ruby mining in Tanzania for more than 50 years.” You’ll see the conditions garimpeiros work under—the pits, the dirt—the rubies they find and how they live, and visit a garimpeiro village. Finally, you’ll visit foreign buyers in Montepuez, which, Pardieu explains, consist of “about 500 to 600 Thai people and about 100 people from Sri Lanka.” The cash gained by these buyers provides the economic impetus for continuing unauthorized mining inside the MRM perimeter. This GIA Field Expedition (FE56) took place in September 2014. Besides Pardieu, the participants were cameraman Didier Gruel, Field Gemologist Andy Lucas, Gems & Gemology Technical Editor Dr. Tao Hsu, and Field Gemologist trainee Stanislas Detroyat.
Crystal Visions - Full Documentary about Crystals and Gemstones
 
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Thanks for your Support! Crystals and gemstones have fascinated and accompanied mankind since recorded history and stories go even further back to the times of Atlantis. In this documentary 6 experts share their knowledge and unique perspective about the oldest inhabitants of earth. It starts with the history and contemporary renaissance of crystals and goes on discovering their geological and physical properties. The journey continues by exploring the different kinds of crystals and then questioning if they really have healing properties and whether those are measurable or scientifically explainable. The movie also addresses what role crystals play for us today - personally, technologically and collectively - and also their existence beyond their relationship with human beings. Buy the Full HD, Ad Free, Version of the film with Bonus Features for $12.99 here: https://crystalvisions.vhx.tv/buy/crystal-visions?code=test
Views: 315514 Crystal Visions
AQUAMARINE GEMSTONES STONES, VERY OLD GEM MINING TUNNEL , LAVRA PEDRA GRANDE BRAZIL
 
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Top 10 Most Expensive Gemstones In The World
 
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Gemstones are always been used as a reflection of one's wealth and status in our society. We always desire to have such gemstones which is very rarest and have unique colour and quality, but because of its rarity and highly expensive price only few people succeed to buy them. Jadeite Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral, it is formed in metamorphic rocks under high pressure and relatively low temperature conditions. Jadeite Name is derived from the Spanish phrase “piedra de ijada” which means “stone of the side”. It was believed to cure kidney stones if it was rubbed against the side of the afflicted person’s body. Red Diamonds Red diamonds are extremely rare diamond in the world that only a very few red diamonds are ever found. The gem is described as a purplish red, so it is not a pure red, crimson, vermilion, or scarlet. Serendibite Serendibite is an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first discovered in 1902 in Sri Lanka by Dunil Palitha Gunasekera and named after Serendib, the old Arabic name for Sri Lanka. Blue Garnet Garnets species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. Grandidierite Grandidierite is an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first discovered in 1902 in southern Madagascar. Painite Painite is a rare borate material discovered in the 1950s by the Englishman Arthur C. Pain. It has a natural hexagon shape and has an orange-red or brownish-red color. Musgravite This gemstone is actually a silicate mineral that was first discovered in Australia in an area called Musgrave. It was later found also in Greenland and Madagascar, but neither of them produces gem quality material. Bixbite Bixbite gemstone commonly known as the ‘red beryl emerald’ is one of the rarest gemstone in the world. This gemstone can only be found in just a few places in Utah, mainly in Juab County, Beaver County, and Sierra County in New Mexico. Black opal Black opal is the rarest form of opal stone, although opal stones can also be found in shades of blue, gray, green, brown, olive, pink, orange, red, stale, white, yellow, and rose. Jeremejevite Jeremejevite is a rare aluminium borate mineral with variable fluoride and hydroxide ions. Most of this stone are colored blue or yellow. White and colorless versions of this gem have also been discovered.
Views: 415703 Gnxtgroup
18.5 ct Cat's Eye Aquamarine mined in GEORGIA, USA
 
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This is a beautiful Cat's Eye Aquamarine Cabochon cut from Aquamarine I personally dug in Georgia. One of three gem grade stones I found in an entire year. It is a very optically active stone. The cat's eye could be tighter but its unmistakable and the size...you don't see that everyday...especially from a mine in the USA. Usually people associate aquamarine with Brazil, Africa, Afghanistan, India, or Pakistan...thankfully, because of Prospector's the Colorado aquamarine has made it into the public's eye, but that's about it. The light literally dances on it as it moves. It is a nice ice blue and uniform in color. The stone is best seen in hand,but since you can't be here to do that, I made a short video of it for you. It is for sale in my shop at: http://etsy.me/1N3pCqr
Rock to Iron
 
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I extract metallic iron from the ground using some chemistry and a new induction heater. At some point I'll get around to turning the pig iron into steel and making something from it. More on the generator that My dad rebuilt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGL6hp8DSVg Help me buy new crucibles by donating here: https://www.patreon.com/CodysLab
Views: 1813170 Cody'sLab
[ASMR] Gem Dig Kit - Excavation for Relaxation (Whispered)
 
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Helloooo everyone! I was at the museum the other day and saw this in the gift shop, and immediately had a flashback to all the excavation ASMR videos I used to watch! (Seriously there's a ton, if you like this, go check them out!) So I went and ordered this on amazon (for much cheaper lolol) and did a lil dig for you all. I've never touched one of these before so the inner child in me was superduper excited. I realize as I watched it back that some of the crunching can be a little harsh -- if you guys like this, I can make a part 2 where I soften the dirty with a little water c: Otherwise -- enjoy watching us uncover 3 beautiful gems!!!! I was making Steven Universe references in my head the entire time... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My upload schedule: ►Every Tuesday ►Every Thursday ►Every Saturday ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (Seeking Therapy or Counseling? Try online.) Side note, I find that I get a lot of comments and messages about using ASMR for anxiety, depression, and more. I can totally relate with that, and ASMR is an awesome outlet for those things. However, if you’re interested, here is a link to a website with real, professional & licensed counselors. You can type to them, or call them! It’s actually a really cool service and I use it personally. It costs as low as $35 a week, and you don’t have to leave your house to use it. :) Here you go!: http://www.tryonlinetherapy.com/gibiasmr/ FTC: By using my BetterHelp referral link you are supporting this channel. I receive commissions on any sales, but I only promote products I believe in. (I use this website to talk to my own personal therapist!) I also donate regularly to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. I highly recommend it! They give grants to scientists who do studies to better understand and treat mental illnesses. (http://bbrfoundation.org/) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The last ASMR video to help me sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvXBbKDFMNs xxGibi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Find me on the internet! ►PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/gibiasmr ►INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/GibiOfficial ►FACEBOOK: https://www.fb.me/gibiasmr ►TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/GibiOfficial (I use this the most) ►SHOP: http://gibi.bigcartel.com/ ►GAMING CHANNEL: https://youtube.com/c/GibiOfficial ►TWITCH/LIVESTREAMING: twitch.tv/gggibi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Art Credit to my Twitter pal @IBGNCHaMa for my end screen!
Views: 761319 Gibi ASMR
13 Rarest Gemstones and Minerals Ever Seen
 
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Here are the 13 most rare and valuable gemstones and minerals ever seen in the world like the blye Benitoite and red diamonds! Subscribe for new videos Monday Wednesday and Friday! 8. Jeremejevite This mineral was discovered way back in 1883 by a French mineralogist named Augustin Alexis Damour, who named it after the Russian scientist Pavel Vladimirovich Eremeev. The crystal was found on Mt. Soktui in Siberia, Russia. Since then, it has been described as being found in the Eifel District of Germany and in the Pamir Mountains in Namibia. This rare aluminum borate mineral is comprised of variable hydroxide and fluoride ions. 7. Poudretteite This mineral was first found during the mid-1960’s in the Poudrette quarry of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. However, it wasn’t until 1987 that the poudretteite was fully recognized as a new mineral. Even then, this mineral wasn't described in depth until 2003. As stated by several different sources, it’s believed that only a relative few will ever come into contact with this mineral and let alone ever even hear it mentioned. 6. Grandidierite This is considered to be an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first seen in 1902 on the Island of Madagascar. It was named in honor after the French explorer Alfred Grandidier who once studied the island’s natural history. Grandidierite comes in a bluish-green color and is located almost entirely in Madagascar, although, there was a clean faceted sample that was found in Sri Lanka. Grandidierite is also pleochroic, which means it's able to absorb different wavelengths of light differently and that results in different colors, such is the same ability with the gems tanzanite and alexandrite. 5. Painite This gemstone was first discovered back in the 1950’s in Myanmar by a British mineralogist named Arthur C. D. Pain. For the next several decades only two fragments of the hexagonal mineral were known to exist on earth. By the time the year 2005 rolled around, there were still less than 25 discovered pieces of painite and The Guinness Book of World Records had declared it the world's rarest gemstone mineral. However, that was 11 years ago and since then the origin of the original stones has been found, along with two other major locations that have led to the discovery of thousands of small samples of painite fragments. Even so, they’re still considered one of the world’s rarest minerals. 4. Red Beryl Also known as bixbite, "red emerald", or "scarlet emerald", red beryl was first reported as far back as 1904. Even though its chemical compound is closely similar to that of aquamarines and emeralds, it’s actually considered to be rarer than both of them. What gives the mineral its red color palette is thanks to the presence of ManganeseⅢ+ ions. It can be found in parts of New Mexico and Utah where it’s actually proven to be quite difficult to mine. Because of this, prices for red beryl are known to reach high levels and have even gone on to be around 10,000 per karat for stones. 3. Ammolite This rare gemstone can be found mainly in the eastern region of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Ammolite is an opal-like gemstone that is solely made up of the fossilized shells of extinct animals known as ammonites. This makes ammolite one of the few biogenic gemstones that exist, along with pearls and amber. Ammolites weren’t officially recognized as gemstones until 1981 when they were given official status by the World Jewellery Confederation. That’s also the same year that commercial mining for ammolite began. 2. Tanzanite It’s been said that tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than a diamond, which might as well be the case considering the fact that it can be found almost entirely near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is where the perfect conditions lie in order to form the mineral. Like grandidierite, tanzanite is able to produce striking shifts in color based on the crystal’s orientation and the certain lighting conditions. Caltech's geology division states this is because the color variations are caused by the existence of vanadium ions. 1. Red Diamonds Did you know that diamonds come in a variety of colors? In fact, diamonds can range from being yellow, brown, colorless, blue, green, black, pink, orange, and red. That’s also the same order of how rare each diamond is classified as with yellow being the least and red being the most. Not only that but diamonds are also the hardest natural substances that form here on earth. Just like the colorless diamond, the red diamond is made purely out of carbon, however, what gives the diamond its red color is actually a deformation of their atomic structure that’s known as a “plastic deformation”. The Moussaieff Red is the largest red diamond in the world among the little known other red diamonds that have been discovered.
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Hunting Amethyst Gemstones in South Carolina
 
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In early 2017 Amos and I desired to do some hydro washing of the pit. So much rain had occurred that the pit was full of water so we used it as the source. The water was recirculated back into the pit giving us two full days of finding amethyst!
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Red Embers Mine "The garnet and graphite experience"
 
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The Red Embers Mine is a PRIVATE mine located near the village of Erving in western Massachusetts. The mine has been in operation for approximately 8 years exclusively by the Baskin family and Jay's Minerals. The exceptional gem quality Almandine Garnet specimens we mine are some of the finest found in the American northeast. The host rock for these unique and unusual garnet specimens is a silvery grey graphite schist. We use a time consuming air abrasion process to meticulously expose each crystal from the graphite matrix. When back lit each garnet seems to glow like the crimson red embers of a burning fire. If you have any questions you can contact Jason @ jbbaskin555@gmail.com For fine specimens directly from the mine please contact: Jay's Minerals at jbbaskin555@gmail.com Alan's Quality Minerals at aqminerals@yahoo.com Treasure Mountain Mining at www.treasuremountainmining.com Background sounds provided by:Impact Moderato by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100618 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Tanzanite 101: Expert Advice on Buying Rare Gem
 
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Due to its similarity in appearance to sapphires, Tanzanite is getting plenty of attention from jewellers as a "rising star" among colored gems. Benjamin Hackman, president of the International Colored Gemstone Association, offers some tips for buyers interested in this natural stone about its value, features and availability. Mr Hackman, who spoke at the inaugural Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show in March 2014, also said Hong Kong is the source of half of global demand for Tanzanite. Speaker: Benjamin Hackman, President, International Colored Gemstone Association Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkdgp-en/ Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkjewellery-en/ International Colored Gemstone Association: http://www.gemstone.org/
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Gem Mining For Kids!  Smithsonian ROCK and GEM DIG!  FUN LEARNING About Gemstones & Rocks
 
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Gem mining for kids using the fun Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig playset! Dig through sand to find rock and gemstone treasures! This is a fun set for kids to learn about gemstones and rocks! This is a fun educational video using the “Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig” set. This is a fun way for children to learn about gemstones, minerals, and rocks. This “gem mining” set comes with a wooden dowel, wooden mallet, streak plate, magnifying glass, pouch for “gem mining” stones rocks and minerals, and 1 sand block, and googles. Use the wooden mallet and wooden dowel to treasure hunt for gemstones, rocks, and minerals. You will find 11 different minerals with this set. This set is lots of fun to play with and is a wonderful learning tool for children to learn more about “gem mining”. The “Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig” is perfect for children and the “gem mining” is lots of fun! Thanks so much for watching this Kid Friendly TV video featuring the “Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig” playset learning about “gem mining”. Kid Friendly TV is a toy channel for toddlers, preschool children, and kids of all ages who love toys! Please subscribe to our channel for fun toy videos uploaded daily. ** Subscribe Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiIyoPtinI7H7LQKijg5dYw ** TWITTER: https://twitter.com/KidFriendly_TV Check out the NEW 2016 Batman v Superman Hot Wheels Batmobile City Chase Video here: Batman V Superman HOT WHEELS Batmobile City Chase! Big Crashes FUN Kids Video https://youtu.be/Mq7DezDqFu8 **** MORE FUN TOY VIDEOS PAW PATROL Air Patroller Review Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL-cf_cA7Ks Disney Frozen Little Kingdom Frozen Friendship Collection! NEW Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, & Sven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRDhz4P0YWo Disney Frozen Little Kingdom Elsa and Throne Frozen Playset NEW 2016 Frozen TOY with Queen Elsa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUokg4OtAio LEGO 41066 Anna & Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure Disney Frozen Review Disney Princess Toy Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdkqGOsLPik LEGO 41066 Anna & Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure Disney Frozen Stop Motion Animation Short Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZBL59NFTD8 LEGO 41066 Anna & Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure Disney Frozen NEW Parody Toy Playtime Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuYjvcYbPCs Sofia The First & Baby Alive Have Play Doh Disney Princess Tea Party With Play Doh Food https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtAq-1auW1I Doc McStuffins Pet Vet "The Search For Squibbles” Play Episode Toy Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KykHHOIq90c Doc McStuffins Pet Vet LAMBIES NEW KITTY WHISPERS Play Episode "Smitten With A Kitten” YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU9EYRXkuZc DISNEY Doc McStuffins TAKE CARE OF ME LAMBIE Toy Review NEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsHMPOpTWvo PEPPA PIG WASHES CLOTHES! FULL PLAY TIME EPISODE WASHING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vxwaZUeV9Y Music - YouTube
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