Going Down a Tanzanite Mine
Tanzanite is exclusively mined in Tanzania and is split into four different mines, blocks A, B, C, and D. Expirience a hunt for tanzanite over 1,000 feet down the mine in block D.
Black Opal Mining: Lightning Ridge
Come on the hunt to Australia to discover one of the most phenomenal gemstones found, black opal. The process is long and takes dedication after going through near 60 tons of gravel in a day. Black opal is nearly exclusively mined in Australia; join with JTV CEO and President Tim Matthews, on an adventorous hunt for black opal.
Tourmaline Mining in Brazil
Watch as the crew goes to Brazil on the hunt for tourmaline. This mining video shows off the ancient mines going over 200 feet with the methods of drilling miners use to find tourmaline. The locals call green tourmaline Brazil green due to it resembling Brazil’s flags colors.
Interview with Bixbite Mine Owner
Sometimes called red-beryl or red-emerald, bixbite is one of the rarest gemstones found across the globe. This video shows an in-depth interview with a bixbite mine owner and JTV gemstone expert Jay Boyle. Bixbite was initially found in Utah, and it is estimated that only roughly half a carat of bixbite is discovered a year. This mining video will further inform you of the history of bixbite and where its name originates.