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Sapphire rough

  • 18 Nov 2019 3:49 AM
    Message # 8125925

    Looking for source of sapphire rough - are there still any mines operating in Australia? All I can find is re-sellers, would appreciate direct contact with mine owners, I'm located in USA.

  • 19 Nov 2019 6:49 AM
    Reply # 8127914 on 8125925

    Very tightly held, is sapphire rough these days but I will pm you a possible supplier in Central Queensland from the Gemfields.

  • 20 Nov 2019 8:19 AM
    Reply # 8129869 on 8125925

    The reason that sapphire is hard to come by is the lack of water to wash dirt.

    Drought!  The effect spreads wide.

  • 20 Nov 2019 9:54 AM
    Reply # 8130025 on 8125925

    Yes, about the water situation and holding onto rough.  But also due to lack of activity.  Less people actively mining.

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