Gem Junkies

Sapphire Mining at Rock Creek

September 06, 2019 Season 2 Episode 18
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Sapphire Mining at Rock Creek
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Gem Junkies
Sapphire Mining at Rock Creek
Sep 06, 2019 Season 2 Episode 18
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.
We went straight to the source to learn more about Montana Sapphire from the Rock Creek mountains of Montana. We were honored to have a guided tour from Warren Boyd, of Potentate. From the early findings, mining techniques to how they responsibly source Sapphires to ensure many years of sapphires to come.
Show Notes

We went straight to the source to learn more about Montana Sapphire from the Rock Creek mountains of Montana.  We were honored to have a guided tour from Warren Boyd, of Potentate.  From the early findings, mining techniques to how they responsibly source Sapphires to ensure many years of sapphires to come.

 

00:00:00                             Who drank all the coffee?

00:47:50                             Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back

01:04:00                             Introduction to Warren Boyd 

01:34:00                             Tell us about you first!  How did you get here?

02:29:50                             How did you get involved with this particular project?

02:59:00                             How long have you been actively mining this area?

                                             < Some discussion about ethically and responsibly mining>

04:17:50                             On-site Water Clarification System

05:07:00                             Why is so important in this particular situation/setting?

05:49:00                             Why water clarification for the production side?

06:17:00                             THE AMOUNT OF SAPPHIRE!!  How is that?

07:35:50                             Tell us about the percentage of the size of rough that your typically retrieve

08:19:00                             What does that mean as the sufficient size to cut and facet?

09:07:00                             How does that break down size wise?

09:50:00                             What is the average percentage from a rough to a cut stone?                                                 What percentage do you retain?

11:05:00                             This feels like home

12:45:00                             The cows are a coming

13:10:00                             The reclamation of the land and a little more history of the mine

15:08:00                             Technology advancement in mining

15:56:00                             Only mining 5 acres at a time . . .more details about land reclamation 

17:41:00                  &nbs

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