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Author:  lovejesus87 [ Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: emeralds

Sean Lines wrote:
Not sure how to get at emeralds in hard rock, But, if I were you I would go back to the board index, scroll down until you find the miners corner.

The people there have a lot of experience in extracting gemstones and I'm sure somebody will be able to give you useful information.

Good luck

What country is the deposit in?
Thank you for your reply.
The deposit is in Ogun state, Nigeria.

Have tried to post this in miners corner but don't why it was disapproved because I got a mail to that effect. Maybe I should try again.

Author:  Sean Lines [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:24 am ]
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I see, you may need more posts to be able to get to that section, probably 10.

Looks interesting.

Author:  rocksarefun [ Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:07 pm ]
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lovejesus87 wrote:
Pls I want to mine out the emerald in a rock body roughly the size of a plot of land. It has been confirmed before to contain emerald and we have also seen beryl in the surrounding area.
Don't know if to blast it as dat may destroy the emeralds in case its close to the surface.
Or would dexpan work in this situation maybe safer. Or how can I can go about it to get the emerald safely out of this hard rock without damaging it


My understanding is that emeralds form in a super heated mud layer trapped beneath a hard rock volcanic flow. If this is true of your prospect then you would break up the hard rock searching for the softer (may be dry and firm) mud layer that can be worked with hand tools. I would suggest a jack hammer for exploring as it's good at breaking hard rock but doesn't go deep too fast and won't shatter the deeper stones.

Author:  Jackbus [ Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:26 am ]
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Hi
Just curious what a heavily included translucent 21cts of emerald would cost that is of octagon shape and is treated with only cedar oil. (No evidence of heat treatment). It maybe be good quality.
I'm hope some could give me a rough idea please even if it's a market or commercial value.
Thanking everyone for there time.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:24 pm ]
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picture?

Author:  Sean Lines [ Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:56 am ]
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You just have to love the positive feedback loops these posts generate.

Invigorating isn't it.

Author:  Alan F. [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:14 am ]
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Very interesting article, Barbra, thanks for posting.

Author:  Brian [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:10 pm ]
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Jackbus wrote:
Hi
Just curious what a heavily included translucent 21cts of emerald would cost that is of octagon shape and ...


Octagon is not a natural crystal habit for emerald. Maybe hexagon or dodecagon.

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