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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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Australian Gold Nugget

When I think of raw 24k gold, I think of panning for gold and getting tiny nuggets or gold flakes…like the flakes you see at the bottom of the little glass water bottles sold in souvenir shops. I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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Is it a goldfish or what?

This photo looks a little bit like a dead goldfish, but it’s actually an interesting piece of solid 24k gold. The bars you see are actually gold crystals. Because the crystals are in tact, this 4.8 ounce piece of gold … Continue reading

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