The full video from surface to the end of the line in Main Shaft. This is the deepest shaft in the tanzanite deposit, and is specifically located in Block C.Read More
Our world has evolved into a place where our stories want to be heard. A place where our experiences are asking to be shared. And we want to know to be able to share it with our friends and family. Today you get to see and hear a bit more about the mining of tanzanite, and get more first-hand knowledge from me.Read More
Can Tsavorite garnet be used as an indicator mineral for Tanzanite much the same as garnet, ilmenite and olivine are used as indicator minerals for diamonds?
Farfetched? Let us see…Read More
his year marks the 50th Anniversary of two of the most beautiful gemstones in our industry. The first discovery of green Grossular Garnet and Tanzanite, both took place in 1967 in Tanzania. Tanzanite was named in 1968. Only after the discovery of the green Grossular Garnet in Kenya, was the gemstone named Tsa...Read More
You can only imagine what it must be like waking up 6 am every morning 5 days a week, sometimes 6 days a week, on a colored gemstone mine. Its not like a commercial commodity mine where the goal is to move thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of tonnes of rock a day....Read More
On Sunday, 9 February 2003, was the first time I got to see tanzanite released from the ground. The first shaft started by private company, African Gem Resources Limited (Afgem), was called JW Shaft and was named after one of its first miners on Block C, Ali Juu ya Wa...Read More
Few ever get an opportunity to go underground. Fewer get the chance to go underground in a coloured gemstone mine. And even fewer to get spend 6 years underground in a tanzanite mine.Read More