GEM MINING IN SRI LANKA

The pictures in the following slide presentation are © 1990 J. Wolf Kuehn and cannot be retrieved by any means.


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s02Mining areas around Elahara

s07Open-pit mine in the Elahara area

s01The gem-bearing level has been reached

s03Active open-pit mine

s04The miners are extracting the gem bearing gravel (illam)

s08Washing off the illam to filter out the gems

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