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kagem mining limited (emerald) | gemfields group

kagem mining limited (emerald) | gemfields group

The worlds single-largest producing emerald mine. The 41 square kilometre licence area is located in the Ndola Rural Emerald Restricted Area and lies south of Kitwe and west of Ndola, in Zambias Copperbelt Province. It is 75% owned by Gemfields and 25% owned by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The mine comprises three open pits.

In 2007, Gemfields Group Limited (formerly Pallinghurst Resources Limited) (GGL) identified the coloured gemstone sector as an overlooked industry that offered a unique investment opportunity. Demand for coloured gemstones by the jewellery and fashion sectors was increasing, but supply was constrained and fragmented due to the lack of large, reliable producers able to consistently deliver sufficient quantities of gemstones. Pallinghurst saw an opportunity to unlock value by bringing capital, scale and professionalism to the industry, to which end it assembled a consortium of Pallinghurst Co-Investors, including the Group. Kagem, an emerald mine in the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia, currently producing nearly a quarter of the worlds emeralds, was the consortiums first acquisition in the sector. Kagem had been producing emeralds for nearly 20 years but was performing badly due to a combination of poor management, theft, shareholder conflicts and a lack of capital. Through a series of transactions, the consortium acquired 75% of Kagem, with the balance held by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. In pursuing its vision for consolidating the sector, the consortium acquired majority control of AIM-listed Gemfields plc (Gemfields) by selling Kagem to Gemfields in a reverse takeover during 2008. MBUVA-CHIBOLELE

The Mbuva-Chibolele licence is located on the Fwaya-FwayaPirala Belt in the NRERA within the Kafubu area of the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, on the southern banks of the Kafubu River. It lies along the west-southwest strike from the nearby Fwaya-Fwaya emerald mining zone adjacent to the Kagem licence area. This pit was kept under care and maintenance from 2007 onwards so as to focus on operations at Kagem. However, following GGLs acquisition of Gemfields, a decision was made to expand the Groups emerald footprint and, accordingly, operations at Mbuva- Chibolele were resumed in late 2017.

During October 2019, in accordance with the Licence Transfer Agreement between Gemfields Mining Limited and Kagem, the Chibolele, Kamakanga and Arinus licences held by Gemfields Mining Limited were transferred to Kagem. The transfer was approved by the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development. In February 2020, the remaining eight licences included under the same Licence Transfer Agreement were approved by the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Developments and transferred.

Gemfields implemented an innovative grading and auction system for selling its rough gemstones. The auctions are held in secure locations with the material separated into homogenous lots and certified as either having been produced by Gemfields or obtained by Gemfields from third parties. The worlds leading rough gemstone buyers submit sealed bids for individual lots. A sale occurs if the highest bid received exceeds a pre-determined, but undisclosed, reserve price. The auctions have brought a level of professionalism and transparency previously not seen in the industry.

As there was no industry standard for evaluating rough coloured gemstones, Gemfields established its own grading system to assess each gem according to its individual characteristics (size, colour, shape and clarity). This approach has been instrumental in providing buyers with confidence in the consistent quality of the material on offer. Gemfields used this grading system to develop two auction classes, one offering higher quality gemstones and the other for the larger volume of lower quality gems.

Since its first auction in July 2009, Gemfields has seen increased demand for its responsibly sourced and transparently supplied emeralds, highlighting the success of its formalised and consistent method of marketing rough coloured gemstones by auction.

Gemfields 37 auctions of emerald and beryl mined at Kagem since July 2009 have generated US$688.8 million in aggregate revenues. Gemfields continues to experience significant demand for its responsibly sourced emerald and beryl with successive auctions regularly achieving record per carat prices and auction proceeds.

February 2020In February 2020, an auction of predominantly commercial quality rough emerald was held in Lusaka. The auction generated revenues of US$11.5 million at an average price of US$4.01 per carat.December 2020During November/December 2020, a series of five small and sequential emerald auctions of a selection of grades were held in various locations and online. The auctions generated aggregated auction revenues of US$10.88 million at an average price of USD 59.84 per carat.April 2021During March/April 2021, a series of five small and sequential emerald auctions of a selection of grades were held in various locations and online. The auctions generated aggregated auction revenues of US$31.4 million at an average price of USD 115.59 per carat.

Mining operations were well on track during the first quarter of the year until the full impact of Covid-19 led to the suspension of principal operations from 30 March 2020. Kagem recommenced operations at the wash plant from 17 March 2021. Up until the suspension of principal operations in March 2020, Kagem continued work in all three pits: Chama, Fibolele and Chibolele. Fibolele was mined all along the 600m strike length. The adjacent pit was dewatered so that the present working pit can be extended along the strike direction. Chibolele was mined at two productive sectors and a pushback for western extension was initiated.

Gemstone production for the year was 9.4 Mct of emerald and beryl, with 133,862 carats of premium emerald. This is a sharp fall from the previous year as the operation was suspended since March 2020. Of the total production, Chama pit contributed 7.88 million carats, Chibolele contributed 1.38 million carats and Fibolele provided 0.13 million carats.

In addition to the steps taken to upgrade the security system in and around the pits in the previous years, in 2020 an additional CCTV tower was erected to establish more focussed surveillance at Chama contact points, radio communications were improved, and patrol teams specific to particular zones were formed and deployed. A new palisade fence was erected around the sort house to enhance security.

Kagem continues to mine in a responsible, transparent and safe manner whilst sticking to the tenets of legitimacy, transparency and integrity as an essential part of health, safety and environment (HSE) and its commitment to mining safety and environmental conservation. We aim at a zero-harm (injury-free) culture and our efforts can never be overemphasised as the health and safety of our employees is not only considered critical to the operation but is also ultimately the responsibility of each individual.

The sustainability and corporate responsibility activities aim to position Kagem in good standing with local communities and to ensure that its policies impact positively on people and complement Government in reducing poverty levels and suffering amongst the people. Our approach is community participation in line with Government policy.

Total operating cost, as defined below, for the year was USD33.4 million (December 2019: USD61.7 million), with a unit operating cost of USD14.48 per tonne of rock handled compared to USD4.90 in 2019. The cash rock-handling unit cost (defined as total cash operating costs divided by total rock handled) was USD9.48 per tonne for the year, with a total cash cost of USD21.8 million compared to USD38.9 million and USD3.07 per tonne in 2019, as the operations were suspended from April 2020 to December 2020 leading to lower production than during the prior year.

During the year, USD0.9 million was invested in the replacement of mining and ancillary equipment as well as in infrastructure improvements. The capital investment was significantly below the USD4.3 million made in 2019, mainly due to the suspension of operations from April 2020 as the Group prioritised employee safety and cash conservation.

The global coloured gemstone market continues to grow soundly and Gemfields has the potential to expand through its existing emerald and ruby businesses, its recently acquired projects and to apply its successful model to other coloured gemstones.

gemstones from myanmar

gemstones from myanmar

With regard to Burmese gemstones, the first thing that springs to mind is high quality rubies and sapphires from Mogok in the Mandalay region. In fact, this area has been called "The Valley of Rubies" due to its glittering treasures of exceptional purity and hue, such as the famed "pigeon's blood" deep bluish-red rubies. Such prized rubies have been mined since the sixth century. In the late 1500s, the King of Burma appropriated the area and took control of its mineral wealth. For a short time, the area was freely mined, and then became a British colony, before gaining independence in 1948. From 1962 to 2011, the country was ruled by a military junta.

90% of the world's rubies come from Myanmar. The best known Burmese rubies include an 8-carat ruby that was fashioned into a ring by Van Cleef & Arpels and given as a Christmas gift to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton in 1968, who told her that he had waited for the most perfect ruby in the world. The ring achieved $4.22 million at Christie's in 2011. Elizabeth Taylor was also given a Cartier Burmese ruby and diamond suite by her third husband, Mike Todd, which is worth over $5 million. Another remarkable ruby is the Carmen Lucia Ruby. It weighs 23.1 carats and is one of the largest faceted rubies in the world.

Apart from its world-renowned rubies, Myanmar has produced several other interesting gemstone materials. The Mogok Stone Tract has produced spinel, apatite, scapolite, moonstone, zircon, garnet, iolite and amethyst gemstones. There are also lapis lazuli and peridot mines in this area.

Particularly fine specimens of spinel have emerged from Myanmar. Some of these have a rich red hue and high level of fluorescence that has caused them to be mistaken for top grade rubies in the past. One such gemstone is known as the "Black Prince's Ruby". It is a 170-carat red spinel that has been set into the British state crown. Another famous spinel is the 325.5-carat Timur Ruby, which is another item in the British Crown Jewel collection. In the past 10-15 years, fine bright red spinel has emerged from Kachin Province, east of the area where jadeite is mined.

One of the most valuable gemstones mined in Burma (now known as Myanmar) is imperial jadeite, which comes mostly from the hills of Kachin Province in Northern Myanmar. The town of Hpakant is the most famous mining area. This town has mined jadeite since imperial China imported vast quantities of it, as mentioned in records from the Forbidden City of Beijing. Jadeite is still being mined in Hpakant, but the supply is decreasing and prices are sharply increasing.

A relative of jadeite is the material known as maw-sit-sit, which contains jadeite. It is named after the village of "Maw-sit" near Kansi in the Kachin region of Northeastern Burma where it was discovered in 1963. Since maw-sit-sit emerged from Burma relatively recently, it lacks the history and lore associated with rubies and spinel. Maw-sit-sit is an opaque material and tends to have a mottled appearance, with white, dark-green or blackish patches or veins. Maw-sit-sit is considered to be a rock, due to its varied composition, which consists mainly of kosmochlor. As with jadeite, the best quality maw-sit-sit is emerald-green.

Another green gemstone material, peridot, is mined in the Mogok region, at the Pyaung Gaung Mines. The top grade peridot gems from these mines are considered to be the finest in the world. The gemstones are large and exhibit a yellowish-green to bottle-green hue. Since peridot is idiochromatic, meaning that the color comes from the composition rather than impurities, it is only green. Top grade peridot gems can rival fine emerald. In fact, peridot was called "evening emerald" by the ancient Romans because of its glowing green hue that is exhibited even in low light. This area has also produced star-peridot, enstatite and chrysoprase.

The gemstone materials of Myanmar have their place in history, from ancient times, right up to the present day. The gemstones of this land include legendary rubies to die for, jadeite favored by Chinese emperors, and curious new materials such as maw-sit-sit. The modern Myanmar has been taking steps toward a more open nation and this will hopefully lead to improved mining conditions and more gemstone materials emerging from the land of golden pagodas and the hills that surround Mandalay, previously named Rattanapura, "City of Jewels".

go mining at emerald hollow mine in hiddenite, nc

go mining at emerald hollow mine in hiddenite, nc

The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the world open to the public for prospecting. Nestled snugly in the foothills of the beautiful Brushy Mountains, this North Carolina Emerald mine is located in the small town of Hiddenite, North Carolina. This is recognized as one of the most unique and interesting geological locations on the North American continent.

Host to more than sixty different types of naturally occurring gems and minerals, a virtual treasure trove of gemstones can be found at our gem mine! Many of these are very rare, including emerald, aquamarine, sapphire, garnet, topaz, amethyst, citrine, rutile, and tourmaline, along with an abundance of world class smoky and clear quartz crystals. Hiddenite is also famous as being one of the few places on earth where the very rare gemstone "Hiddenite" can be found! Each year, thousands of rockhounds, tourists and educational field trip participants flock to this popular North Carolina attraction to experience the thrill of finding rare gemstones in the rough. Whether you are a seasonedor an amateur prospector hoping to fulfill dreams of finding hidden treasures, a student experiencing a "hands on" learning experience or a family seeking quality outdoor recreation, a trip to Emerald Hollow Mine guarantees a fun and exciting adventure for people of all ages! Our hours of operation are 8:30am to sunset (ranging from 5:00pm in mid-winter to 8:00pm in mid-summer). We are open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. There are RV parks with complete hookups nearby. Our friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff is always available to answer your questions, offer instructionsand help identify your finds. We also have a complete lapidary shop that will turn your rough gemstones into beautifully cut stones and jewelry.

umg myanmar distribution, maintenance and remanufacturing of heavy machinery and spare parts

umg myanmar distribution, maintenance and remanufacturing of heavy machinery and spare parts

UMG is an immerse group of companies which was firstly founded in 1998 in Myanmar. Initially, we penetrated the local market in 1998 by trading generators and spare parts of heavy equipment. As consequences of hard work and our benevolence, UMG gained trust of customers and 50% market share of the whole country within a few years and got market opportunities to expand our business into nine business sectors and over forty subsidiaries.

It is our customers who keep us moving forward to strike the best out of us and our absolute passion that drives us where we are today. Since then, our customers will always be our first priority and their smiles are our pleasure too. We committed that it is our responsibility to give the optimum in whatever we do. UMG will keep trying to improve and striking to grow further with the nation while remaining firm to our values and culture.

1.Providing benefits to customers by delivering quality products and services.2.Continously improve UMGians competencies and capabilities to achieve superior performance.3.Creating a mutually beneficial relationship with our stakeholders.4.To prosper with Nation.

mining emeralds are what we do

mining emeralds are what we do

Prized for its vivid rich green colour, the emerald has a long history as a jewel for kings andqueens. It is the birthstone of May and symbolises good fortune and health.Emeralds from Colombia are fascinating gemstones.They feature the most beautiful and most brilliant green imaginable. They are famous for their inclusions, known in the trade as jardin.There are three main emerald mining areas in Colombia: Muzo,Coscuez, andChivor.

Colombian emeralds are located in an area known as theEmerald Belt of the Cordillera Oriental in the Gobernacin deBoyac and Cundinamarca district. One major mining areawas the Vasquez-Yacopi mining district, which included the Muzomine and the city of Muzo founded by Luiz Lancheron in 1555.From the first mining operation by the Spaniards in 1558 untilthe present day, many different mining operations, such as Jose Ignacio Paris,Sociedad la Nueva Granada, Ecominas and Sociedad MineraBoyacense, have worked this area. There have also been joint ventures betweenprivately owned enterprises and public organisations.

The deposits were exploited by natives long before thearrival of Europeans in the 16th century. Emeralds did not becomecommon in world trade until after the Spaniards had reopenedthe ancient mines. In 1886 the Colombian constitution proclaimedCoscuez the property of the nation. However, mismanagement and illegalmining forced the government to lease out the Coscuezarea to a private mining company, ESMERACOL. The main areawas stripped away very rapidly so that a significant portionof the potential emerald production was lost to the Rio Itoco. In times of peak production, around 15,000 guaqueros(independent miners) worked this area every day.

The colour of the emeralds from the Coscuez mine is bright greenwith a yellowish undertone. The appearance of the emerald istranslucent and some cracks and fissures are visible. Emeraldsfrom Coscuez generally have fewer inclusions than those from Muzo.

Certain characteristics of the crystal and matrix can be usedto identify the source of the emeralds from Coscuez. The mostcharacteristic feature is their frequent occurrence in aggregate-type formations with multiple terminations. The emeraldcrystals from Coscuez are longer than those from Muzo but shorter thanthose from Chivor.

Emeralds from Coscuez generally have good transparency with a bright yellowish-green colour. It may not be possible to predict thesource of these emeralds correctly from the colour alone. Coscuez emeralds havediffuse jardins and inclusions.

Coscuez emeralds occur in black and grey shale, white and grey calcite andpyrite. The combination of these components differs with eachsource. In the Coscuez matrix the most predominantcharacteristic is the presence of grey calcite.

In 1537, Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada conquered the interiorof Colombia, locating the mine area which was worked bythe Chibcha Indians. From 1540 until 1675 the mine wasoperated under incredibly harsh conditions and finallyclosed down.

Chivor emeralds have a lighter bluish-green colour andgenerally far fewer inclusions than Muzo emeralds. They havethree-phase inclusions containing gas, fluid and crystals ofhalite together with pyrite and albite.

In the matrix of Chivor emeralds greyish shale is combined withgrey calcite and layers of iron oxide and crystallised knots ofpyrite. The matrix is fragile and has brown stains caused by ironoxide. Because of this fragility, fewer specimenswith the matrix still intact are found in Chivor.

emerald village - gem mines north carolina

emerald village - gem mines north carolina

Emerald Village is a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock. Located in a spectacular mountain setting, Emerald Village is home to 12 historic REAL mines and has been featured on National Geographic TV, the Travel Channel, and many other TV programs and Magazines. Come see why we say "Real Mines! Real Fun!" We have a lot to see and do! Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures to share back home. People come from all over the world to visit Emerald Village!

Explore the North Carolina Mining Museum and take an underground tour of the historic Bon Ami Mine. Learn the history of mining in this area, see the splashing Bon Ami Waterfall, and marvel at impressive collections of old mining and historical equipment.

Experience the thrill of discovery at The Gemstone Mine, and choose from a variety of gem buckets available. Keep everything you find! Have your special finds made into beautiful jewelry for a very special souvenir.

Tour the Discovery Mill building, with 10 levels of fascinating exhibits including a model railroad display, native wildlife, black-light minerals, antique tool collection, and the impressive Antique Music Museum.

Browse our 2 unique gift shops featuring items from all around the world, grab a quick snack, or bring a picnic and enjoy our indoor or outdoor picnic areas. Try Gold Panning at Emerald Village and experience the fun of finding a flash of gold in the pan!

Those looking for rugged adventure can dig for Emeralds in the dumps of the world famous Crabtree Emerald Mine OR dig for minerals on the Historic McKinney Mine dumps at Emerald Village, where over 100 different rocks, minerals and gems have been found! For a unique after-dark experience, take the Black Light Mine Tour on selected special nights and see the underground mine magically light up with special ultraviolet lamps.

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