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Madagascar: A gemologist’s journey (Placer gold locality)

About an hour outside of Ambositra in the country is a gold placer mining locality. In this placer gold locality miners use very primitive methods. It is said they find on average only .30 gram per day among all of … Continue reading

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12-Pound Chunk of Gold Found!

Wow! Many of you know I’m officially a prospector now with my own mining claim, but can you imagine finding something like this? This baby has a current market value over $300,000! The rarity of such a large gold nugget … Continue reading

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