EMERALD MINING IN BRAZIL I

The pictures in the following presentation are © 1997 J. Wolf Kuehn and cannot be retrieved by any means.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Dalton A. Canelhas and the owner of Itagem for their support.


[ Emerald Mining in Brazil I ] [ Emerald Mining in Brazil II ]

bra01The old town of Ouro Preto in Minais Gerais. Many important gem mining areas are nearby.

bra02An old gold-mine on the road to Mariana.

bra03The historic town of Mariana was the first capital of the fast growing gold mining district. Not far are several topaz mines.

bra04The emerald mining area of Novo Era, approximately 150 km from Belo Horizonte.

bra05Entrance to the emerald mine.

bra06Test drilling apparatus to locate new emerald deposits.

bra07Drill samples.

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