Gem Junkies

Unearthing Brazil with @thirdcoastgems

September 27, 2019 Season 2 Episode 19
Gem Junkies
Unearthing Brazil with @thirdcoastgems
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Gem Junkies
Unearthing Brazil with @thirdcoastgems
Sep 27, 2019 Season 2 Episode 19
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.
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.
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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                       

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