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Sapphire Mining

Mining Videos and Photos

Videos

Here is a selection of videos from mining areas and regions around the world. We have a complete set of videos about mining and out company on our Youtube Channel.

Photos

Sapphire mining town sign in Ilakaka, Madagascar
Sapphire mining town sign in Ilakaka, Madagascar

sapphire mining in Ilakaka, Madagascar
sapphire mining in Ilakaka, Madagascar

antique map of sapphire mines in Kashmir
antique map of sapphire mines in Kashmir

An Australian sapphire mine
An Australian sapphire mine

Yogo Gulch, Montana
Yogo Gulch, Montana

A worker at the entrance of a sapphire mine in Sri Lanka
A worker at the entrance of a sapphire mine in Sri Lanka

trenches in southwestern Madagascar. In every direction these excavated pits are seen. From these mines come all types of sapphires in all colors, but mostly pink sapphires.
trenches in southwestern Madagascar. In every direction these excavated pits are seen. From these mines come all types of sapphires in all colors, but mostly pink sapphires.

Entire villages have exploded in the search for sapphires in southern Madagascar; here is a classic picture of these people in search of opportunity and a new life.
Entire villages have exploded in the search for sapphires in southern Madagascar; here is a classic picture of these people in search of opportunity and a new life.

Inspection of the material found is the greatest part of this type of work. Normally many types of gem species are mixed in with this gem bearing gravel.
Inspection of the material found is the greatest part of this type of work. Normally many types of gem species are mixed in with this gem bearing gravel.

Learn interesting historical facts about sapphires in our Fun Sapphire Facts section.

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