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The world renound ruby mines at Mogok, Burma

The sapphire mines at Bang Kacha, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

Gem mining at Pailin, Cambodia.

Sapphire mining at Bo Ploi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Ruby mining at Bo Rai, Trat, Thailand.

The marble village of Sagyin, Shan State, Burma.

Inclusions in Beryllium-Treated Sapphires

Dendritic inclusion with 'cotton wool' type inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.

Dendritic inclusion with 'cotton wool' type inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.

 

 

Wheat-like feather inclusion in beryllium-treated sapphire.

Wheat-like feather inclusion in beryllium-treated sapphire.

 

 

Liquid tubular channel inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.

Liquid tubular channel inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.

 

 

'Cotton wool' type inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.

'Cotton wool' type inclusions in beryllium-treated sapphire.

 

 

 A cross-sectioned slice through a beryllium-treated sapphire.  The orange colour rim is clearly visible around the pink core.

A cross-sectioned slice through a beryllium-treated sapphire.

 The orange colour rim is clearly visible around the pink core.

 

 

 

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