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.
The old town of Ouro Preto in Minais Gerais. Many important gem mining areas are nearby.
An old gold-mine on the road to Mariana.
The historic town of Mariana was the first capital of the fast
growing gold mining district. Not far are several topaz mines.
The emerald mining area of Novo Era, approximately 150 km from Belo
Entrance to the emerald mine.
Test drilling apparatus to locate new emerald deposits.