Dec.20 to 22:SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
Welcome to the GemologyOnline.com Forum
A non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas
It is currently Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:08 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:11 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 am
Posts: 16
Location: Kenya
It's not such a active topic about trips.
Wish is the most fun.
But how about going to Kenya?
Are there anyone interested in visiting middle of Kenya?
I can get you around to vist landowners and mines.
Can be a chance to hassle for gems to a great price.
Give me your thoughts.


Attachments:
20190610_150955-1008x756.jpg
20190610_150955-1008x756.jpg [ 302.98 KiB | Viewed 648 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:59 am 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 am
Posts: 658
Jambo Ndugu,

What kind of gemstones are you finding in central Kenya these days? Which districts are you working in?

Steve


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:13 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 am
Posts: 16
Location: Kenya
Sijambo ndugu
Sapphire both yellow and blue...tourmalines and garnets.
And we seen traces of aquamarine in the new mines we are sponsoring.

It's a bit north of Meru. But also new a bit south.
But to our office we get people from further away.

Please pm me about you Steve.
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 pm 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 am
Posts: 658
I know that area a little bit. I partnered with a Greek family in an Aquamarine mine in that area back in the 1980's. Some of the best color I have ever seen. Unfortunately mostly smaller pieces because of the need to use blasting to work the deposit. It came out of the ground a dark olive green, and heated to a stunning dark blue.

The same family also mined the original Garbatula Sapphire deposit up there. Sounds similar to the material you are working with. The blue tended to be dark and mixed with green on one axis. The yellows were often stunning.

Are these the same deposits you are working with now?


Last edited by 1bwana1 on Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:33 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:18 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 am
Posts: 16
Location: Kenya
I recognise what you are writing yes.
Unfortunately in the north they do blasting. But its on sapphire.
But we manage to also get a lot of perfect blue.

I told those new mining people to never use blasting. Its nice to follow that progress from the beginning. And we hope they will find aquamarine.

And so hard to find a cutter in Kenya to employ. But we are in contact with one now that might be interested. So right now we are cutting in Nairobi and Thailand.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:35 am 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 am
Posts: 658
You are probably more likely to find some cutters to employ in Arusha these day.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gemstones in Kenya
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:23 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 am
Posts: 16
Location: Kenya
Yes you are right. Less salary on them as well ha ha.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Gemology Style ported to phpBB3 by Christian Bullock