An Indian woman demonstrates how a small piece of stone can cut glass and tiles as she sells these stones at the Sunday Market in Delhi. What stone would this be, folks? Is it just aluminium silicate and nothing more fancy? Is this stone called Obsidian, Moonlight Spark or Vajreka? This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of 50, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at www.clipahoy.com , India's first video-based social networking experience! Reach us at rupindang @ gmail . com and [email protected]
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From the most beautiful stones in the world to the most expensive rocks you’ve ever seen these gemstones are worth a shocking amount of money 8. Ruby Rubies come in vibrant shades of dark red, bright red, and purple-red. Like diamonds, they are found globally except for Antarctica. The most valuable of these gemstones come from Asia, and its main exporters are Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Myanmar. The "pigeon's blood" varieties that spot a pure red and violet gue are by far the most popular. A ruby can go for about $15,000 in the world market because of their limited numbers. 7. Rough Diamond The most desirable of all gemstones is a rough diamond, and it also happens to be amongst the most expensive. The wedding industry could be blamed for the enormous popularity of cut diamonds globally. Besides that, most women wouldn't mind adding a jewelry piece carrying diamonds to her collection. Presently, perfectly cut D color diamonds can fetch as much as $15,000 per carat. 6. Serendibite The extremely rare gemstone originally came from Sri Lanka in 1902. The inosilicate features a complex chemical formula and comprises of aluminum, magnesium, calcium, and boron. One of these gemstones recently came out of the Mogok mines in Myanmar. The serendibite goes for $18,000 per carat. 5. Jadeite The Jade's most beautiful and rarest stone just so happens to also be the most expensive. It has been mined in a variety of colors, but its rich-emerald color continues to be the most favored, and these jadeites originate from Myanmar. However, mauve, apple green, and lavender jadeites are also quite popular with buyers. The stone also forms an integral part of the Mesoamerican, Maori, and Chinese cultures where they are used to carve weapons, fashion jewelry, and also used for medicinal and religious purposes. Jadeites are currently priced at about $20,000 per carat. 4. Grandidierite The greenish-blue or yellow-blue mineral is quite rare and was first discovered in Sri Lanka. However, in the twentieth century, Alfred Grandidier, a French explorer, found a bulk of the minerals in Madagascar. Only about two dozen of the faceted grandidierite exist today. The stone borrowed its name from its founder. The unique gemstone goes for $30,000 per carat. 3. Red Diamond Considered the most expensive gem in the world, the red diamond would set you back US$1 million per carat. In the history of mankind, very only 30 samples of these gemstones have been found, and most weigh under 0.5 carats. Australia's Argyle diamond mine is the only place where these diamonds can be mined, and only a few stones are extracted from it each year. While most people might assume that the red color is an impurity, it comes from the deformation of the crystal lattice. The priciest and largest of these stones ever sold was the Moussaieff Red Diamond that went for $8 million in 2011. 2. Blue Diamond Colored diamonds tend to be amongst the most expensive gemstones in the world because of their rarity and spectacular brilliance. Colored diamonds occur in a spectrum of black, yellow, champagne, red, chocolate/brown, pink, green, and blue colors. The most popular are the Pink Star and Oppenheimer Blue. The Oppenheimer Blue diamond has a vivid blue hue and its the largest of such diamonds to go on auction selling for $57.5 million. That particular piece weighed 14.62 carats translating to $3.93 million per carat. The Pink Star recently broke the record selling for a whopping $71.2 million for a 59.6-carat piece. 1. US$3 Million Rare Black Opal Bobby, an Australian miner, found an opal back in 2002. After he fell on hard times, he sold his mining equipment and took home his last bucket of rocks. He began rubbing the grimy stones and discovered hints of gold and green. It took Bobby two years to whittle the encasing rock away from the gemstone hidden inside. What he ended up with was an extremely rare 306-carat black opal. You'd think that he would cash in on the precious stone, but instead, he kept it tucked safely underneath his mattress for another 12 years. It kind of reminds you of a certain character from The Lord Of The Rings, and Bobby himself said that he considered it one of God's greatest creations that he had to guard. He finally entrusted it to Katherine Jetter, an Australian jewelry designer who debuted it at a Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas Couture show for US$3 million. The black opals generally sell at $3,500 per carat. Thanks for watching coming up next Insane Military Tech and Machines That Actually Exist!
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Watch 12 Most Expensive Gemstones In The World 12. Jeremejevite Jeremejevite is an aluminum bearing borate mineral with associated fluoride and hydroxide. It was first found in the Adun-Chilon Mountains in Siberia in 1883. This gem has a similar hardness as quartz, 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, and therefore is ideal for jewelry making. The Jeremejevite goes for about $2,000 per carat 11. Fire Opal Fire Opal is actually not technically a mineral but instead is a mineraloid. The reason being opal does not have a crystal structure that is required for all minerals. As noted in the chemical formula, opal is a hydrated form of silica or silicon dioxide. Opals can form in a variety of different colors depending on the environmental conditions during formation. The Fire Opal goes for about $2,300 per carat 10. Taaffeite Taaffeite is not very familiar to many due to how rare it is. In fact, it is so scarce that it’s considered to be a million times rarer than a diamond. It was discovered by gemologist Richard Taaffe in 1945 in a jeweler’s shop in Dublin, Ireland. The light violet, almost clear gemstone is the only one that has been initially identified from a faceted stone. The Taaffeite goes for about $2,500 per carat 9. Demantoid Garnet Demantoid is a green gemstone that has a “diamond-like” adamantine luster. Fascinatingly, its brilliance and dispersion actually exceed that of a diamond’s. It is also difficult to look for a demantoid larger than 10 carats as these stones are typically small in size. With the low supply, they are only usually seen on antique jewelry pieces. The Demantoid Garnet goes for about $3,300 per carat 8. Black Opal Opal gemstones have a different evaluation process than other gemstones with each one of them having their own distinct individuality. Compared to other opals, black (with body tones from N1 to N4) are considered rarest and most popular. Its body has a black color with a firey pattern that looks spectacular in contrast to the dark background. The Black Opal goes for about $3,500 per carat 7. Benitoite Considered as one of the most beautiful gems, Benitoite has a striking blue body color that has a dispersion higher than a diamond. As its name, it was discovered by the headwaters in San Benito River in San Benito County, California where it’s now declared as its state gem. While it has a high dispersion, its intense blue color can mask it. The Benitoite goes for about $3,800 per carat 6. Padparadscha Sapphire Padparadscha (pronounced pad-pah-raj-ah) sapphire, the world’s rarest sapphire, has a beautiful pinkish orange color that exhibits the mixture of the hues of ruby and yellow sapphire. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit/Singhalese word for “aquatic lotus blossom” due to its color. The Padparadscha Sapphire goes for about $8000 per carat 5. Red Beryl Red beryl (also known as bixbite, “scarlet emerald” and “red emerald) is an extremely rare type of beryl with a raspberry pink to almost purplish red color. Despite its name, it is not an emerald but it’s an entirely different gemstone. It was first discovered in 1904 by Maynard Bixby. Meanwhile, its gem quality stones can only be found in one site – the Wah Wah Mountains in Utah. The Red Beryl goes for about $10,000 per carat 4. Alexandrite Alexandrite is a very rare (and very hard to acquire) gemstone variety. It is popular for its remarkable optical properties: it undergoes dramatic color shifts depending on the lighting condition. This is caused by the rare combination of minerals including chromium, iron, and titanium. The Alexandrite goes for about $12,000 per carat 3. Jadeite Jadeite is jade’s most expensive, beautiful, and rarest variety. While it can be found in many colors, its association with the rich-emerald color of “imperial jade” continues to be highly valued. The finest stones in this color can be found in Myanmar. The Jadeite goes for about $20,000 per carat 2. Musgravite Nearing the top of the list is Musgravite, an extremely rare gemstone in the taaffeite family. The mineral was first discovered at the Musgrave Range (thus its name) in South Australia. It has shown up in other areas such as Antarctica, Greenland, and Madagascar but in highly limited quantities. As of 2005, there are only 8 known specimens of this stone to exist. The Musgravite goes for about $35,000 per carat 1. Blue Diamond Two of the most stunning examples are the Oppenheimer Blue and the Pink Star. The Oppenheimer Blue diamond is the largest Vivid Blue diamond to appear at an auction and was sold $57.5 million for weighing 14.62-carats which makes it worth $3.93 million per carat. Meanwhile, the recent world record breaker, the Pink Star diamond, was sold at a whopping $71.2 million for 59.6-carats (or $1.2 million per carat) becoming the most expensive gemstone ever sold based on its total price. #Expensivediamonds #Gemstones #Pinkstardiamond
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Compilation of Amazing journey from Mines to showcase of expensive minerals & precious metals such as: * Aluminum * Brass * Bronze * Ceramic * Chrome * Cobalt * Copper * Diamonds * Gold * Nickel * Palladium * Pewter * Platinum * Rhodium * Silver * Stainless steel * Titanium * Tungsten * Vermeil * White Gold * Zirconium These elements are way too expensive and process of their mining and purification is much more interesting than that. Most of them are popular jewellery and ornaments metals.
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See first hand how a great day on the opal fields in Lightning Ridge can go really Awesome. Our team finishes weeks of hard mining to find an amazing strike of opal in the agitator. All colors of the best black opal the world can produce.
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Ultra high grade mineral showing with amazing silver values! Multiple mineral samples from an oxidized, mineralized outcrop with free silver, gold and sulphides. Mineral showing and samples also contain gold and copper! Hope everyone enjoyed the video on finding gold, mineral exploration, geology and gold mining in British Columbia, Canada. This video was made possible by our patrons support! Thank you to our patrons! Here is the link: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/911mining Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/911mining Website: https://www.911mining.com Business Inquiries: [email protected] Thank you and happy gold mining! 911 Mining & Prospecting Co
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Successful lithium and gold exploration in Mali will lead to production and profits. Winton Willesee, Birimian Ltd. You can view this video and the full video archive on the Dukascopy TV page: http://www.dukascopy.com/tv/en/#197383 Смотрите Dukascopy TV на вашем языке: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvrussian 用您的语言观看杜高斯贝电视: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvchinese Miren Dukascopy TV en su idioma: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvspanish Schauen Sie Dukascopy TV in Ihrer Sprache: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvgerman Regardez la Dukascopy TV dans votre langue: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvfrench Veja a TV Dukascopy na sua língua: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvpt
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A QUICK LOOK AT MY FLAT LAP FOR POLISHED FLAT SIDES ON STONE, ALL PARTS CAN BE FOUND EASILY AND THE DESIGN IS SUPER SIMPLE
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The following rock sample was discovered recentley in a creek in Southern BC with a metal detector. I am putting it online to try and determine if it is Platinum of some or ore like Silver or perhaps somethign else. I suppose an assay would be the best way to learn the truth of this find but I thought I would share it with the world first just to see what you think.
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Yes, Anthill Garnets are mined by the tiny ants. Red pyrope garnets are found in Arizona, USA. This is very interesting to know how ants excavate the ground and bring the garnet #gems upon the ground. Anthill garnets are called basically pyrope garnets. They have many names such as Chrome Pyrope, Pyrope, Ant Hill Garnet, #Arizona #Ruby. Its colour is close to the ruby colour that's why people call it Arizona ruby also. However, anthill garnet is the popular one. Because ants mine them. The ants excavate the tunnels through which they bring the stones upward. The ants actually discard the stones on the ground to build their homes. Moreover, weather affects the stones. Raindrops polish and make the gemstones in tumble form. That is how the cycle goes on. Read about in articles in details hereunder: http://www.geogemsmineralclub.com/2018/11/29/ant-hill-garnets-are-found-around-the-ant-hills-arizona/ http://www.geogemsmineralclub.com/2017/02/15/anthill-garnets-the-gems-mined-by-tiny-ants/ Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. Click on bell icon to get notifications of upcoming videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiCu6lwqfoG11pd7mQ5GQQ?view_as=subscriber _____________________________ Geology Gems Mineral Club (GGMC) Subscribe to Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiC... Website: http://www.geogemsmineralclub.com/ Follow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geogemsmine... #geogemsmineralclub #GGMC #gemologyonline #learnminerals #rocksandminerals #gemsminerals #mineralcollection #anthillgarnets #garnets #anthills gemstonesforsale #mining #loosegems #genuinegemstones #naturalgemstones #roughgemstones #gemstoneprices #minerals #mineralcollections #rockhounding #gemshunting #travelling #arizonaruby
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http://www.MoreGems.com - Learn how to cut gemstones today! First introductory video by Steve Moriarty showing you how to precision facet a gemstone. In this video, Steve explains the tools and equipment needed to start gem faceting. Here is a summarized list of the tools and equipment needed to get started: Already have the equipment, continue to Part 2: https://youtu.be/QzQWfuPlrYM From Lapidary Supply:: Faceting Machine: - Ultratec - Facetron - Facette No longer manufactured. (Parts Available) - Imperial Alpha Taurus No longer manufacture. (Parts available.) -Transfer block (Usually sold with machine) -Dops Assorted sizes Flat, cone and V. 3-10 millimeter for most stones. Laps: - Diamond Steel 120-360-600 - Raytech Nubond 325 and 600 - Batt by Gearloose - Spectra lap by 3m - Refractol by Bob-A-Lou Rock - Scale Gem Oro or Tanita Carats to two or 3 decimal points 1.03 Carats or 1.035 Carats - Loupe 10x triplet High quality at least $25 - Opti-Visor with lens number 5 - Meetpoint faceting by Long and Steele Series of 7 books - Diagrams for Faceting by Glenn and Martha Vargas - French Cerium oxide or optical grade cerium 50000 mesh diamond powder - Brass sliding millimeter guage - Calcite Dichroscope - Alcohol Lamp - Gem Tweezer - Stone papers - Attack epoxy solvent From the hardware Store:: - Denatured Alcohol - Cotton Swabs - Pliers and Allen wrench - Acetone - 91% Alcohol - Wd 40 - Belt Conditioner - Exacto knife and blades - Cotton rags - Devcon 5 minute epoxy - Super glue Everything listed except the faceting machine has a 2016 cost of approximately $1000
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Ever wondered what it takes to polish a piece of gemstone? In this video, I'm showing the basic cutting, grinding and polishing of a semi precious gem called a Ribbonstone. MUSIC - 1. "Good Starts" 2. "On Hold" FROM - YouTube Music Library MORE LAPIDARY Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Liz Kreate Recipe - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU
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Watch our friend Phil from the Cols Crew on Opal Hunters cut and polish boulder opal. In this video we will show you some handy tips and tricks on how to cut and polish boulder Opal. More information on how to cut and polish boulder opal: https://www.opalauctions.com/learn/how-to039s/how-to-cut-and-polish-boulder-opal Don't forget to share and subscribe! Share this video: https://youtu.be/G2oBX5dR6NA Shop: Opal Auctions https://www.opalauctions.com Facebook: Opal Auctions https://www.facebook.com/OpalAuctions Instagram: Opal Auctions https://www.instagram.com/opalauctions
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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/9yQvWqqzkOM Drain cleaner has sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in it AKA “lye”. This is the same stuff we use to make soap with and how we got our hydrogen gas for the video where we mixed hydrogen and oxygen in the same balloon. When NaOH mixes with aluminum it creates hydrogen gas and sodium aluminate (this strange grey goopy aluminum looking mixture). If you put pure sodium hydroxide (mixed with water) in an aluminum pot the reaction is AGGRESSIVE!!! It will literally eat right through the pot itself! This is a good lesson to not use drain cleaner (NaOH) to clean kitchen ware if it has aluminum in it… otherwise you'll end up with a huge mess! Note: Sodium Hydroxide is SUPER caustic and dangerous. Use all safety gear when working with NaOH, and only mess around with this stuff with adult supervision. Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.nickipedia.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Lewis DP: Sam Mosco
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10 Most Dangerous Minerals You Should Not Try! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Facebook Page:- MESSEGE ME https://www.facebook.com/top10informationssss/?fref=ts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Videos from Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 Pyrite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrite https://www.energymuse.com/pyrite-meaning https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/pyrite 9 Feldspar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldspar https://geology.com/minerals/feldspar.shtml https://mineralseducationcoalition.org/minerals-database/feldspar/ 8 Hydroxyapatite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxylapatite https://www.fluidinova.com/hydroxyapatite-properties-uses-and-applications https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010854517301601 7 Galena https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galena https://geology.com/minerals/galena.shtml https://www.minerals.net/mineral/galena.aspx 6 Fluorspar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorite https://www.reade.com/products/fluorspar-calcium-fluoride-powder-caf2 https://www.masangroup.com/masanresources/commodities/fluorspar-highlights 5 Quartz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz https://www.minerals.net/mineral/quartz.aspx 4 Cinnabar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar https://www.mindat.org/min-1052.html 3 Phenacite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenakite https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/phenacite.html https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/phenacite/ 2 Erionite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erionite https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/erionite https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK304368/ 1 Crocidolite https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK304374/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riebeckite https://www.sandatlas.org/crocidolite/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Music Credit Marvel Style / Cinematic Music / Royalty Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtdiTrD6YKE The Avengers Theme Song Different Remake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDGbRuLjhOw Batman Vs Superman Remake / Royalty Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJIxYc2bvIc Erang - Forever Lost In An Endless Dream https://erang.bandcamp.com/track/forever-lost-in-an-endless-dream Erang - Forever Lost In An Endless Dream https://erang.bandcamp.com/track/forever-lost-in-an-endless-dream Bensound - Deep Blue https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/deep-blue Doug Maxwell - Space Chatter https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music izioq - First Day at School https://izioq.bandcamp.com/track/first-day-at-school Chris Zabriskie - What Does Anybody Know About Anything https://soundcloud.com/chriszabriskie/what-does-anybody-know-about-anything
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Gold is a very rare and precious metal that is soft, malleable and heavy, and it is often found with other minerals, such as quartz. Learn about the differences between gold and fool's gold with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this free video on identifying rocks. Expert: Jane Stammer Contact: amrc.mines.edu Bio: Jane Stammer is a lab manager and research scientist in the Advanced Mineralogy Research Center at the Colorado School Of Mines. Stammer has a master's degree in geology. Filmmaker: Clay Roberts
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THE MAN WHO WORKS WITH HIS HANDS !!! In an age when everything is labelled "Made in China" or "machine made" it's good to see that there are people in this world who still work with their hands to produce such unique & individual miniature works of art. Silversmith Muthy has operated now for 12 years at "The Hammer Silver Shop" based at unit 604 Stables Market, (off Chalk Farm Road)
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http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Peridot Formation by GIA. It is found in lava, meteorites and deep in the Earth’s mantle. In this video, watch an animated illustration that helps explain how peridot stone forms in nature. In New Mexico and Arizona, it occurs in nodules and lava flows. Peridot formation occurs deep underground with magma. When an eruption occurs, the peridot crystal moves towards the surface of the Earth's crust and raw peridot appears as nodules in the basalt. Considered the extreme gem, the best peridot gemstone is a pure glass green, though most peridot is yellowish-green. Peridot can also come in large sizes and intense colors to satisfy the most discriminating colored gemstone connoisseur. Peridot jewelry can be very affordable and attractive, even in normal commercial qualities. Learn more about peridot with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/peridot • Peridot Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/peridot-quality-factor • Peridot Description: http://www.gia.edu/peridot-description • Peridot Buyer’s Guide: http://www.gia.edu/peridot#buyers-guide • Peridot History and Lore: http://www.gia.edu/peridot-history-lore • Peridot Care and Cleaning: http://www.gia.edu/peridot-care-cleaning The Official GIA Channel on YouTube is also a great resource for peridot knowledge • Peridot Crystal From Zabargad Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksG2vkhdhcM • Peridot Crystals From Pakistan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7qG5N6vN08 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
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Read publication: http://gemresearch.ch/phosphorescent-synthetic-aggregate/ Phosphorescent pebbles are presented in the market as natural rounded pebbles (3.53 density) possessing extraordinary properties such as green phosphorescence when exposed to a strong light source and patchy blue to green fluorescence in short- and long wave UV-light, again with green phosphorescence (no blue). Such items appeared multiple times in the last two years at our laboratories. They are sold at very high prices of thousands of US dollars per piece or sometimes even per carat. The first specimen we have tested, initially appeared in Burma (Myanmar) in 2014. Similar material appeared as carvings on the Chinese market according to an article published on the website of the Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China. The analyses showed that this material is a synthesized aggregate material (Figure 4). The material was first synthetized in Russia in 1976 as Sr4Al14O25 and published by Nadezzhina (1976), Kristallografiya, 21, 826. The literature from Chinese researchers (Chengkang et al. 2006) confirmed that this type of material was later doped with Europium (Eu) on Strontium (Sr) position, which creates phosphorescence. Detailed XRD analyses revealed that the material we had tested also contained a minor secondary synthetic phase of SrAl2O4 in addition to the material mentioned above, actually identifying the pebbles as an aggregate of two structurally different synthetic substances. Additional ED-XRF analyses confirmed the elements Strontium (Sr) and Aluminum (Al) but showed that instead of Europium (Eu), the major REE element was Dysprosium (Dy).
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Worldwide, more than 30 million medical examinations are conducted annually with the radioactive substance Technetium-99m. Germany is Europe's biggest consumer. For manufacturing Technetium-99m, Molybdenum-99 is required at first. However, this can be produced internationally in only a few research reactors, and this has caused shortages for many years. That is why the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz of the Technical University of Munich is currently being upgraded to supply half of the European need of this important diagnostic tool for cardiac and thyroid function or cancer. The film presents the state of the project and the technical challenges, the manufacturing process of Technetium-99m and its application in medicine. -- Learn more about the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II): https://www.frm2.tum.de/en
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A journey through the Island of Gemstones, Sri Lanka. We took a group of our students to explore the islands gem mines, gem cutting, and gem markets. If you would like to go on our next gemstone trip, please visit www.aigsthailand.com Gemology School and Gem Laboratory - Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences - AIGS Video Shot and Edited by Justin K Prim / AIGS
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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/mTzM6MiDf9A The story for white oil is a very intriguing one. A book published in 1900 tells a story of two prospectors who were in search of gold in the Placerita Canyon area. After too many failed attempts searching for gold and only ending up with natural gas filled mines, they began searching for oil. With their first well they struck something the world had never seen. Instead of a thick black oil, their well gushed something totally different, a light amber, kerosene smelling liquid called white oil. 18 other wells were dug in the area looking for this extremely rare new white oil, however the only other well to produce white oil was drilled 100 feet from the original source by the New Century Oil Co. This second white oil producing well was on the property of man named Frank Walker who used the oil in the early 1900’s to power gas burning lamps. Franks grandson George Starbuck claimed to have used the oil to power a Model T Ford. Test from 1900, 1932 and 1967 have proved white oil to be 83.3% gasoline with calculated 73-octane rating. The area we are hiking to today is the site of the old New Century Oil well, which supposedly still bubbles up white oil today. Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.nickipedia.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Lewis DP: Sam Mosco Sources: http://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/lw2257a.htm
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I AM SHOWCASING MY SKILLS WITH STONES AND GEMS, I AM A JEWELER AND LAPIDARIST . I TRAVEL TO SMALL SHOWS AND SELL MY WORK, I ALSO DO CHEMISTRY, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IN MY ART
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Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate with the chemical formula (Na,K)AlSi3O8 and belongs to the feldspar group. Color - Can be numerous colors, including blue, grey, white, pink, peach, green and brown, as well as colorless Fracture - uneven to conchoidal Mohs scale - 6.0 Luster - Opalescent Streak - white Specific gravity - 2
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An animation by ESA. date- 22 Oct 08. Source/more info- http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMCYMY5KMF_index_0.html 'Chandrayaan-1, Indias first mission to the Moon, was successfully launched earlier this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota, India. The PSLV-C11 rocket, an upgraded version of the Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, lifted off at 02:52 Central European Summer Time (CEST) and, about 20 minutes later, injected the spacecraft into a highly elongated orbit around Earth. This marked the beginning of Chandrayaan-1s journey to the Moon, which will culminate with a major manoeuvre the lunar orbit insertion in about two weeks. Once the spacecraft is orbiting the Moon, further manoeuvres will progressively lower its altitude to the final 100 km-high circular orbit. Main objectives: Analyse geological, mineralogical and topographical aspects of the lunar surface in unprecedented detail Study the vertical distribution of crustal material Investigate the processes that led to the formation of craters, maria and basins on the Moon Explore space weathering processes, that result from the interaction of the solar wind and cosmic rays with the Moons surface Analyse the magnetic anomalies on the lunar surface Search for ices at the poles Produce 3D maps of regions of particular scientific interest at high spatial resolution (5-10 m) Drop an impact probe on the lunar surface to test near-surface properties and test impact technology Instruments on board: The Chandrayaan-1 Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer (C1XS), developed by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the UK in collaboration the ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. It will measure the abundance of magnesium, aluminium, silicon, iron and titanium over the surface of the Moon. The Smart Near-Infrared Spectrometer (SIR-2), developed by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Science, Germany. It will explore the mineral resources of the Moon, the formation of its surface features and the different layers of the Moons crust. The Sub-kiloelectronvolt Atom Reflecting Analyser (SARA), developed by the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in collaboration with the Space Physics Laboratory of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, India. It will study the way the Moons surface interacts with the solar wind, and the surfaces magnetic anomalies.'
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A tutorial for mining, and how to find the best ore in Pristine belts. Also covers outfitting and refinery use. Buy Elite: Dangerous: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=VHqYZONdRrk&offerid=399406.12&type=3&subid=0 Buy Horizons: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=VHqYZONdRrk&offerid=399406.8&type=3&subid=0 Paintjobs: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=VHqYZONdRrk&offerid=399406.9&type=3&subid=0 You can purchase through the above links as a way of saying a small thank you for the videos. :) Watch more Elite videos with this playlist: http://bit.ly/ExploringEliteDangerous ------- If you enjoyed this, please check out these other videos: ► Walking Around my Ship: http://bit.ly/EliteDangerousOculusRift ------ 400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail In the year 3300, across the vast expanse of an epic, full-scale recreation of our Milky Way, interstellar rivalries flare as galactic superpowers fight proxy wars. Some may know you as an ally; others will call you a pirate, a bounty hunter, a smuggler, an explorer, an assassin, a hero... Fly alone or with friends, fight for a cause or go it alone; your actions change the galaxy around you in an ever unfolding story. Elite: Dangerous is the latest installment of the seminal open-world, go-anywhere, do anything space game which, since the first game launched in 1984 has spawned and inspired a long tradition of open world and space games. But it started with Elite by Ian Bell and David Braben - one of the most successful games of all times. In the 1990s, David Braben created the sequels Frontier: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters (Elite III), which were famous for introducing realistic 1:1 scale, dynamic star systems and seamless freeform landings on 1:1 scale planets. -------- Elite History Ian Bell - Elite: http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/ David Braben - Elite: https://www.frontier.co.uk/games/elite/ Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/... -------- Use these instructions to enable a second window for direct viewing of Elite when using the Oculus Rift. This will then mirror the game on your main monitor allowing other people to watch your game. This windows also displays an undistorted view of the game: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthr... ----------------- Some reviews of Elite: Dangerous Games Radar: http://www.gamesradar.com/elite-dange... Eurogamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/201... Worth a Buy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmcHL... ------- Don't forget to check the following communities for more information: Elite: Dangerous on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/ Elite: Dangerous Official Forums: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/ Elite: Dangerous Wiki: http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki... ------- Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Google+: http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ObsidianAnt
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Peter Jupp will discuss petrification as instantaneous and under the control of dynamic Earth-shaking events. What have we found on Earth to demonstrate this hypothesis? A forest of giant trees turned to solid rock. A soft-bodied crab petrified to rock and enclosed in the center of a basalt Thunderegg. Dinosaur remains that conceal a heart replete with chambers but turned to iron. A shoal of fish in their death throes petrified within the limestone. Was their end instantaneous and more importantly what force of nature created this scenario? Classically, geological time is the vehicle cited but Peter will show that there is compelling evidence for a new paradigm. Peter ‘Mungo’ Jupp is an Australian archaeologist who majored in Archaeology at the University of Melbourne (BA) and also attended their School of Creative Arts where he studied filmmaking techniques and production. In earlier years, he studied Applied Chemistry at RMIT and later fine arts at Chisholm Institute of Technology. In his commercial career, he lectured in Medical Imaging at the Sydney University School of Radiology. Wide scientific knowledge was gained while working for Siemens medical, Hewlett-Packard medical, Toshiba medical, ATL, and Medtel. The resulting culmination of knowledge in areas such as magnetic phenomena, chemistry, and biology, as well as ancient history and mythology, powerfully informs his unique slant on archaeology. Peter has produced 22 films on “Ancient Destructions,” following his passionate interest in uncovering lost human and earth eras. These films can be viewed on his subscription website: www.mungoflix.com Peter also writes articles on catastrophism themes at his other website: www.ancientdestructions.com. To view all EU2017 conference presentations for $29USD, go to www.electricuniverse.live If you see a CC with this video, it means that subtitles are available. To find out which ones, click on the Gear Icon in the lower right area of the video box and click on “subtitles” in the drop-down box. Then click on the subtitle that you would like. Become a Producer through the PATREON Rewards program -- https://www.patreon.com/tboltsproject Subscribe to Thunderbolts Update newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ETy41 The Thunderbolts Project Home: http://www.thunderbolts.info Essential Guide to the Electric Universe: http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/eg-contents/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderboltsproject Twitter: @tboltsproject Electric Universe by Wal Thornhill: http://www.holoscience.com/wp/ Electric Universe T-shirts and Gifts: http://stickmanonstone.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut0KH3h7JVs
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5 Best Gemstone In The World LAPIS LAZULI This ancient rock is an aggregate of several minerals. The three major minerals that comprise lapis are lazurite, calcite, and pyrite. The rock can also contain lesser amounts of diopside, amphibole, feldspar, or mica. Lazurite is the ingredient responsible for producing the gem’s most prized color—bright royal blue. MOONSTONE Moonstone is a variety of the feldspar-group mineral orthoclase. During formation, orthoclase and albite separate into alternating layers. When light falls between these thin layers it is scattered producing the phenomenon called adularescence. Adularescence is the light that appears to billow across a gem. Other feldspar minerals can also show adularescence including labradorite and sanidine. TURQUOISE Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. The result of this sedimentary process is a porous, semitranslucent to opaque compound of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate. AMBER Amber is nature’s time capsule. This fossilized tree resin contains remnants of life on earth millions of years ago. While amber isn’t a birthstone, it is associated with the astrological sign of Taurus. ROSE QUARTZ The color of rose quartz ranges from very light pink (almost white) to medium-dark pink. The most appealing color typically occurs in larger sizes; small rose quartz specimens with good color tend to be scarce. Rose quartz is usually found in massive form, so well-shaped crystals are highly prized. Facebook Twitter Google+ Please Like And Subscribe Sky News https://youtu.be/_JGGZ_tOv_Q
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ભરૂચ જિલ્લાના દહેજ સેઝમાં અંદાજિત 508 એકર જમીનમાં પથરાયેલા ONGC પેટ્રો એડિશન લી.(OPAL) નું તારીખ 7મી માર્ચના રોજ વડાપ્રધાન નરેન્દ્ર મોદીના હસ્તે પ્રારંભ કરવામાં આવશે,જેની તૈયારીના ભાગરૂપે કેન્દ્રીય મંત્રીઓ સહિત રાજ્યના અનેક મંત્રીઓ અને ઉચ્ય અધિકારીઓ એ કંપની પર ધામા નાખ્યા છે. ONGC,GSPC,GAILના સહયોગથી દહેજના સ્પેશ્યલ ઇકોનોમિક ઝોનમાં અંદાજિત 508 એકરમાં પથરાયેલી અને અંદાજિત 27000 કરોડ રૂપિયાના ખર્ચે તૈયાર થયેલા OPALનો પ્રારંભ વડાપ્રધાન નરેન્દ્ર મોદીના હસ્તે તારીખ 7મી માર્ચ 2017ના રોજ કરવામાં આવશે. પીએમ મોદીની મુલાકાતના પગલે ભરૂચ જિલ્લા વહીવટી તંત્ર દ્વારા તૈયારીઓ શરુ કરવામાં આવી છે,જેના ભાગરૂપે કેન્દ્રીય પેટ્રોલિયમ મંત્રી ધર્મેન્દ્ર પ્રધાન સાંસદ મનસુખ વસાવા,ભાજપ પ્રદેશ મહામંત્રી ભરતસિંહ પરમાર,ભરૂચના ધારાસભ્ય દુષ્યંત પટેલ,વાગરાના ધારાસભ્ય અરૂણસિંહ રણા, રાજ્યના ગૃહ પ્રધાન પ્રદીપસિંહ જાડેજા.જિલ્લા કલેકટર સંદિપ સાંગલે,ભરૂચ જિલ્લા પોલીસ વડા સંદિપ સિંહ સહિત કંપનીના અધિકરીઓ ઉપસ્થિત રહીને કાર્યક્રમને લગતી જરૂરી ચર્ચા વિચારણા કરી હતી. દક્ષિણ એશિયાના પ્રથમ અને વિશ્વના બીજા નંબરની શ્રેણીમાં આવતા OPAL દ્વારા પ્લાસ્ટિક,પોલિમર્સ PVC પાઇપ,મેડિકલ પ્લાસ્ટિક સહિતની વસ્તુઓનું ઉત્પાદન કરવામાં આવશે.ઉદ્યોગના પ્રારંભ થકી 20000 રોજગારીની તકો ઉપલબ્ધ થશે તેવો આશાવાદ પણ વ્યક્ત કરવામાં આવી રહ્યો છે.
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Mica is composed of potassium, iron, aluminum, magnesium and water in variable amounts. They might be present in thin sheet like or plate like and also the composition can vary with various physical qualities. For more information, visit us! Quest-Tec Solutions - http://questtecsolutions.com/ http://questtecsolutions.com/probe-and-mica-shield-products/
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More details:http://crusher.zenithmining.net/products/ Get the price of machines: http://crusher.zenithmining.net/contact/ Zenith Mining and Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is specialized in the research, development, and production of industrial crushing and powder processing equipment and pertinent devices. We provide ball mill, belt conveyor, washer machine, jaw crusher, vibrating screen, grinding mill, mobile crusher, cone crusher, etc for quarry plant to process pozzolana, garnet, aggregate, asphalt, dolomite, barite, quartz, aluminum, bentonite, silica, fly ash, magnesium, marble, glass, rubble, diamond, clinker, limestone, clay, manganese, sizing, copper, ballast, fluorspar, chrome, lithium, coal, bauxite, Lead, ceramic, iron, talc, kaolin, calcium, coke, soda, graphite, salt, concrete, mica, perlite, antimony, gravel, pyrite, earth, nickel, cement, slate, construction, bottle, anthracite, soapstone, gold, molybdenum, hematite, gypsum, brick, feldspar, magnetite, artificial sand, porcelain etc. Meanwhile, we can provide quarry plant machine for Oman, Turkey, Gemany, Peru, Uae, England, Malaysia, Philippines, USA, Nigera, Japan, Hungary, Kenya, Uganda, France, SA, UK, Indonesia, India, Zimbabwe, Burma, Vietnam, Ghana, Amercia, Saudi arabia, , Canada, Zambia, Sri lanka, Russian, Nigeria, Mauritania, Iran, Yemen, British, Korea, Botswana, Ethiopia , Thailand, Gabon, Australia, Tanzania, Kuwait etc more than 100 countries. If you need the answers of the questions, you can send messages to us or by the online services: http://crusher.zenithmining.net/
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Harvest Gold Silica is a unique geological composition and is found material on top of the ground, meaning no new mining costs nor environmental disturbances are required. The manufacturing process is a sophisticated hydro-cleaning process, that cleans the sand, making it more pure of silica and the other naturally occurring nutrients, and enables the nutrients to be bioavailable to the plant upon the first use.
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The Pyramid Ingot style is the most unique product that is produced by Market Harmony. Originally used for casting scrap silver items into easy to handle ingots, the popularity of this product took off when it was used as a card weight by a player in the World Series of Poker. The mold being used is cast iron and has a finite lifespan. Only a limited number of these ingots can be produced from one mold. Future rarity status is assured. Because of the nature of the mold, it must be cleaned after use and a release agent must be used for each casting. Casting is only the first stage in production. After the product has cooled, it is cleaned of any dirt from the casting process. It is then stamped and mechanically polished. Each product is checked against our quality standards before leaving our doors.
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Take a guided tour of The 2014 Cuyuna Gem, Rock and Mineral show in Brainerd MN with the ROCK WIZARD; he introduces us to the culture of ROCK HOUNDS! Bemidji, MN, January 8th 2015. On this episode glimpse part of the Rock Hound culture as they buy sell and trade rocks of all kinds from around the world. See multiple examples of semi precious gems, rare rocks & minerals as well as fossils of ancient life millions of years old, at the 2014 Cuyuna Gem, Rock and Mineral show.
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"www.iPyramids.net" was developed with the intent to promote personal growth and self help tools that aid in the evolution of the human experience... These Avatar Capstones are not only gorgeous but made with the elements of fire, water, air, earth and ether in the process. The process is done in nature next to a river, then by a fire, and the final layer is done on top of Airport Vortex in Sedona. Also, these capstones have an electromagnetic core centered around a double terminated quartz crystal that has a mobius coil wrapped around it. This coil is then attached to a 15 Hz Orgone Nano Zapper and Frequency Generator. This frequency generator can be powered by a 9 volt battery or an AC to DC regulated power supply which safely powers you succor puncher from a 110 volt wall socket which is included! The Orgone rich, 15 Hz. pulse eminating from the unit allows the body's electrical system to "lock onto" the beneficial 15 Hz signal and ignore other distorted (Wifi, EMF, RF, Cell Phone) signals as they fade to background noise. This has proven to be a great tool for those seeking to create sacred space in their homes, an atmosphere of charged particles to activate their DNA in and awaken their inner Christ Consciousness. With the protection of the pyramid and the frequency generator the difference is dramatic! Mental Clarity, Emotional Poise, and Physical Stress Relief in the presence of Wifi and EMF clutter normally destructive to the Body's Electrical/Nervous system. Indispensable to those with electrical sensitivities or who work or live in areas of high EMF/RF or electrosmog exposure. A deep, undisturbed sleep state is easily achieved when one is not subjected to the unwanted influence of ambient EMF and microwave fields from Cell Towers, Wi-Fi, Erratic Fields from Wiring in the home, "Dirty" Electrical Spikes and Localized Geopathic Stress. It is an extremely strong Radionics Machine as well. As far as the stones used there are 4 Selenite wands placed on each side, 4 double terminated quartz crystals on each corner, and 4 Lemurian quartz crystals points in each copper pole. The top layer is made with Selenite, Payson Diamond quartz, and golden calcite. The middle layer is made with Amethyst and Lepidolite. Below that is a blend blue Kyanite, Sodalite, blue calcite, Lapis, green quartz lapidary, green Adventurene, green calcite, emerald, Chrysoprase and Chrysocolla. The last layer is a blend of black iron oxide, hematite sand, shungite, black tourmaline, Sedona vortex sand, Giza Egypt sand. The bottom has 4 brass Buddhas meditating, 4 Amethyst quartz points, and two of John Farris's vortex coils placed in a vesica piscis. In the center of the Vesica Piscis is a neodymium magnet. This pyramid puts out a huge field! The base is a whopping 9"x 9". Due to the heavy weight 3/4" poles are recommended. "The xx-Intro", sound recording administered by: [Merlin] Beggars
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Moonstone, considered to be the most valuable variety of feldspar, is the opalescent variety of orthoclase (an opaque to transparent potassium feldspar). Its schiller or adularescence is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of feldspar, with different refractive indexes. Like labradorite, it has an opalescent quality, caused by the reflection of light from the internal structure. Moonstone is usually whitish-blue, but can be colorless, yellow, orange, gray, or even reddish. Like many gems found in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and Myanmar (formerly Burma), moonstone most often occurs as pebbles and irregular masses in gem-gravels and clay-deposits. Mining moonstone is nearly always a manual process but there are several different ways in which stones can be collected: In one method, miners dig deep narrow holes in the earth, lowering themselves by rope to the bottom. Filling their wicker baskets with loose dirt and gravel, they hoist the baskets back up to the surface where the gravels can be washed by hand to expose gem quality moonstones that can then be picked out of the gravel. Another method, often referred to as "alluvial," is used in streams and rivers. In this process, natives use loosely-woven pans made from bamboo to 'wash' the river gravels, sands, and soils, allowing them to 'sift' the the water. Mitiyagoda's moonstone Occurring in colors ranging from misty whites to soft grays to pale oranges, Sri Lanka has produced the most desirable and enchanting specimens of moonstone for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Described as "situated somewhat in the hinterland," Sri Lanka's tiny hamlet of Domanwila, in the village of Mitiyagoda (also known as Meetiyagoda), dominates the world's moonstone market. The village is especially known for its "blue flash" moonstone, translucent white with brilliant flashes of a metallic shimmer-y bright blue. Providing steady employment (a rarity in Sri Lanka), the moonstone industry supports the village. The orthoclase layer under the village is only about 20-30 feet down making manual, low cost access possible. This is particularly beneficial in a culture dependent on the gem trade where men often have to leave home for many months at a time to mine in remote areas of the country, living under the most primitive conditions. However, the advantage also comes at a cost: abandoned mines have turned into stagnant polluted water holes that breed ever more mosquitoes, making malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases a huge problem. Source: lanka-houses.com/sightseeing/moonstone-mine-ambalangoda.html This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The collection comprises of 150, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, XDCAM and 4K. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at www.clipahoy.com , India's first video-based social networking experience! Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and [email protected] To SUBSCRIBE click the below link: www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WildFilmsIndia Like & Follow Us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildernessFilmsIndiaLimited Website: www.wildfilmsindia.com
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