Emerald Mining News

Fura Gems advances Coscuez emerald project in Colombia

The Coscuez mine has produced some of the best emeralds from Colombia’s Muzo region for more than 300 years.

Zambia says open to dialogue with miners over tax increases

Africa's second-largest copper producer said late last month that it would introduce new mining duties and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.

Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Back in June, the site was overrun by a mob estimated at between 300 and 500 people

Gemfields driving proof of origin and greater transparency for coloured gemstone sector

The coloured gemstone sector has no system, globally at scale, that allows gemstones to be confidently traced from mine to market.

5 record breaking gemstones even billionaires can't buy

The global economy is booming and demand for precious jewels, particularly colored gemstones, has never been higher.

PHOTOS: Colombian miners dig for Muzo emeralds

Workers search for the precious gems in the Minero river and the Real mine.

Starlets wanted for emerald trade

Emerald producers are looking for a Halle Berry, Charlize Theron or Jennifer Aniston type.