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Steps In Tanzanite Processing

Jul 01, 2008nbsp018332Originally tanzanite could easily be collected on the surface, but this scavenger mining quickly gave way to pits and now tunnels, some of which extend hundreds of meters beneath the surface. Miners work the face in TanzaniteOnes Block C mine. The extraction process begins with brute force, but ends with the utmost care to avoid damaging the gems.

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