Interview With Bixbite Mine Owner

Interview with Bixbite Mine Owner

Sometimes called red-beryl or red-emerald, bixbite is one of the world's rarest gemstones! Bixbite was initially found in the Thomas Range in Utah and named after Maynard Bixby in 1904; it is estimated that only roughly half a carat of bixbite is discovered each year. It is rare to find bixbite in over .25ct stone. This video shows an in-depth interview with a bixbite mine owner and JTV gemstone expert, Jay Boyle. This mining video will further inform you of the history of bixbite and where its name originates.