Unearthing Brazil With @thirdcoastgems

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By Gem Junkies, Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan, and Brecken Farnsworth.. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Benjamin Guttery, of @thirdcoastgems, was in Idaho and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to record another podcast with him. We sit down and learn about his 14-day excursion unearthing the Brazilian mines--from road trip woes to #birthdaygoals playing with gemstones straight from the source. Pull up a chair and take a listen as we relive this one-of-kind mining experience. 00:00:00 Bobo = silly 00:25:00 Benjamin Guttery of @thirdcoastgems 01:42:00 Gem Junkies OG 03:10:00 Eating in Brazil – Churrascaria 05:08:00 You went as a guest for the government 06:24:00 Brazil is the Outback of gems 06:53:00 Start us out on your tour 08:43:00 Belo Horizonte – one of the largest jewelry cutting centers 09:16:00 A long drive to Ouro Preto 09:59:00 Going into the Gold mines 11:54:00 Imperial Topaz Mines 13:20:00 Cachaca: Brazilian liquor 14:55:00 Imperial Topaz continued . . . 16:35:00 Why Imperial Topaz hasn’t taken off the same way as other gemstones 17:35:00 Gold mining 19:14:50 Government involvement with mining and land reclamation 19:56:00 Itabira and the Belmont Emerald Mines 23:10:00 How long have they been in operation 25:00:00 Birthday at the mines 28:13:00 Iolite in an emerald mine 29:50:00 Learning Portuguese 30:18:00 Sorting process 31:38:00 Governador Valadares – Cruzeiro Tourmaline Mines 34:03:00 Interesting Brazil fact!! 35:13:00 The Saint of Miners 37:24:00 São José da Safira 39:59:00 Benji sized mining gear 41:07:00 Going down the tourmaline mine 51:40:00 Wash plant – piecing back together the tourmaline 52:24:00 Seven Fine Gems Offices 54:38:00 Quick run down of the last week of the trip

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