• Traveling into the Tanzanite Mines of Tanzania, Africa

    https://www.TanzaniteJewelryDesigns.com Steve Moriarty travels to Tanzania to go direct to the source of Tanzanite. During this trip he brought along local photographer, Matt Bigelow, to document their trip. This video shows their journey to a Tanzanite mine that they went to and explored. They traveled through Tanzania to Merelani, where Steve's friend owns and operates a Tanzanite mine. Here they met, talked to, and had lunch with the local miners before going into the actual mine itself. Steve's main goal of this trip was to bring back tanzanite, but he also met with the miners and gem dealers in the area to purchase some other natural gemstones that were mined close by. These gems included, Merelani mint garnet, umbalite garnet, zircon, and moonstone. To see images from our blog on th...

    published: 24 Feb 2015
  • Ruby Mining in Tanzania

    Ruby mining in Kilindi District in Tanzania. Short film showing the workings of a small mining operation in the bush and the realities of mining in places like Tanzania.

    published: 04 Mar 2015
  • Tanzanite Mining in Block D, Merelani, Tanzania

    An exploration into the world of Tanzanite mining in Block D mining area in Merelani Tanzania. Lapigems Gem company are specialist cutters of Tanzanite : http://www.lapigems.com/tanzanite.asp

    published: 01 Oct 2014
  • Tanzanian gold mine enters into fairtrade deal with UK

    For many people, a gold ring is a symbol of everlasting love; but sometimes the story behind the gold itself is not as happy. Tanzania is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa with exports of more than $1.6bn in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of the country's miners work in harsh conditions with little pay and even fewer prospects for their future, but that could soon change with a new Fairtrade deal to sell gold to the UK - the first of its kind in Africa. Tulanana Bohela reports. BBC World News 2015 08 18 11 49 12

    published: 18 Aug 2015
  • Children's Lives at Risk in Tanzania's Gold Mines

    (Dar Es Salaam, August 28, 2013) -- Children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives. The Tanzanian government should curb child labor in small-scale mining, including at informal, unlicensed mines, and the World Bank and donor countries should support these efforts. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/28/tanzania-hazardous-life-child-gold-miners

    published: 28 Aug 2013
  • Mining activities at small scale mines

    Extraction of Gold at small scale mines in Tanzania.

    published: 06 Oct 2015
  • "Gem mining around East Africa" by GIA

    This short GIA field gemology video shows the diversity of gem mining in Eastern Africa from Madagascar to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique as we saw it during the different expedition Vincent Pardieu (GIA Senior Manager for Field gemology) lead there in Summer 2012. It was the first field video produced by the GIA field gemology department.

    published: 23 Nov 2015
  • One of the pits at Geita Gold Mine in Tanzania

    published: 15 Feb 2011
  • Tanzania mining Uranium

    CLICK TO WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY ONLINE: http://www.docsonline.tv/documentary/347 THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "ATOMIC AFRICA" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact Javafilms: contact@javafilms.fr Story The African continent is rapidly developing itself economically. The only bottleneck in this process are readily available resources. Besides money these mainly consist of poor infrastructure and availability of energy, especially electricity. Economically booming countries like for example Uganda still have a lot to gain when a steady supply o...

    published: 04 Apr 2014
  • gypsum mining

    published: 10 Nov 2014
  • "Rubies and sapphires from Chimwadzulu, Malawi" by GIA

    In this video, you will experience the “warm heart of Africa,” as GIA field gemologists visit Malawi’s Chimwadzulu ruby mine for the very first time. Although this is one of the continent’s oldest-known ruby and sapphire deposits—discovered in 1958—it’s largely unknown to the gem trade or public at large. Malawi is one of the smallest African nations, bounded by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by the waters of Lake Malawi. “I read about Chimwadzulu a very long time ago…and this is a place I’ve wanted to come to for a very long time,” says GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu. The deposit’s geology is very complex, he explains, and the mine’s sapphires provide a key to un...

    published: 12 Oct 2015
  • Down the Mine Shaft - Tanzanian Gold

    During my MBA I spent a month doing research in Geita Tanzania while staying at Neema House, an orphanage in town. I would make day trips to local artisanal small scale gold mining operations. At this Fair Trade ASM site I was dared to climb down a 150 foot mine shaft and accepted the challenge. It was hot and dark at the bottom where I encountered one miner breaking the hard ground with a pick ax and passing buckets of rock and earth up the shaft on a pulley system.

    published: 08 Aug 2014
  • "Rubies from Montepuez, Mozambique" by GIA

    In this video, you’ll explore Mozambique’s Montepuez ruby deposit with GIA’s dedicated field gemology team. First, you’ll see how the legal owner of the mining rights—Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), a subsidiary of the Gemfields corporation—works the area in steps from prospecting through separating the rubies from the ore, to sorting and eventual sale at their Singapore rough auction. In the second part you’ll also catch a glimpse of a day in the life of the thousands of unlicensed miners—garimpeiros—who conduct unauthorized mining in the MRM-owned area. Since spring 2009, this east African country has emerged as the world’s leading ruby source. As Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu says of the Montepuez ruby deposit: “I have never seen any place where you have this combination of quantity, ...

    published: 12 Oct 2015
  • Zakaria's Story: North Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania

    This film was first shown at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, in Geneva in November 2016. The North Mara Gold Mine is operated by Acacia Mining PLC, a British company whose largest shareholder is Barrick Gold Corporation.

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • Rats Save Humans From Landmines - Extraordinary Animals - Series 2 - Earth

    Mandy the African pouch rat is off to discover if she's good enough to join an elite team of landmine detecting rats. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.

    published: 02 Jun 2014
  • #GRS documentary: Expedition to the new Winza Ruby Mines (Tanzania) 2009

    A outback tour to the mining spot where the new world record rubies from Winza (Dodoma)Tanzania are found (GRS Gemresearch Swisslab news)

    published: 04 May 2009
Traveling into the Tanzanite Mines of Tanzania, Africa

Traveling into the Tanzanite Mines of Tanzania, Africa

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2015
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https://www.TanzaniteJewelryDesigns.com Steve Moriarty travels to Tanzania to go direct to the source of Tanzanite. During this trip he brought along local photographer, Matt Bigelow, to document their trip. This video shows their journey to a Tanzanite mine that they went to and explored. They traveled through Tanzania to Merelani, where Steve's friend owns and operates a Tanzanite mine. Here they met, talked to, and had lunch with the local miners before going into the actual mine itself. Steve's main goal of this trip was to bring back tanzanite, but he also met with the miners and gem dealers in the area to purchase some other natural gemstones that were mined close by. These gems included, Merelani mint garnet, umbalite garnet, zircon, and moonstone. To see images from our blog on this trip visit: https://goo.gl/89qsFs
https://wn.com/Traveling_Into_The_Tanzanite_Mines_Of_Tanzania,_Africa
Ruby Mining in Tanzania

Ruby Mining in Tanzania

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  • Duration: 4:05
  • Updated: 04 Mar 2015
  • views: 3614
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Ruby mining in Kilindi District in Tanzania. Short film showing the workings of a small mining operation in the bush and the realities of mining in places like Tanzania.
https://wn.com/Ruby_Mining_In_Tanzania
Tanzanite Mining in Block D, Merelani, Tanzania

Tanzanite Mining in Block D, Merelani, Tanzania

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  • Updated: 01 Oct 2014
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An exploration into the world of Tanzanite mining in Block D mining area in Merelani Tanzania. Lapigems Gem company are specialist cutters of Tanzanite : http://www.lapigems.com/tanzanite.asp
https://wn.com/Tanzanite_Mining_In_Block_D,_Merelani,_Tanzania
Tanzanian gold mine enters into fairtrade deal with UK

Tanzanian gold mine enters into fairtrade deal with UK

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  • Duration: 3:02
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2015
  • views: 1777
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For many people, a gold ring is a symbol of everlasting love; but sometimes the story behind the gold itself is not as happy. Tanzania is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa with exports of more than $1.6bn in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of the country's miners work in harsh conditions with little pay and even fewer prospects for their future, but that could soon change with a new Fairtrade deal to sell gold to the UK - the first of its kind in Africa. Tulanana Bohela reports. BBC World News 2015 08 18 11 49 12
https://wn.com/Tanzanian_Gold_Mine_Enters_Into_Fairtrade_Deal_With_UK
Children's Lives at Risk in Tanzania's Gold Mines

Children's Lives at Risk in Tanzania's Gold Mines

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  • Duration: 4:58
  • Updated: 28 Aug 2013
  • views: 22569
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(Dar Es Salaam, August 28, 2013) -- Children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives. The Tanzanian government should curb child labor in small-scale mining, including at informal, unlicensed mines, and the World Bank and donor countries should support these efforts. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/28/tanzania-hazardous-life-child-gold-miners
https://wn.com/Children's_Lives_At_Risk_In_Tanzania's_Gold_Mines
Mining activities at small scale mines

Mining activities at small scale mines

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  • Duration: 5:04
  • Updated: 06 Oct 2015
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Extraction of Gold at small scale mines in Tanzania.
https://wn.com/Mining_Activities_At_Small_Scale_Mines
"Gem mining around East Africa" by GIA

"Gem mining around East Africa" by GIA

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  • Duration: 5:59
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2015
  • views: 16085
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This short GIA field gemology video shows the diversity of gem mining in Eastern Africa from Madagascar to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique as we saw it during the different expedition Vincent Pardieu (GIA Senior Manager for Field gemology) lead there in Summer 2012. It was the first field video produced by the GIA field gemology department.
https://wn.com/Gem_Mining_Around_East_Africa_By_Gia
One of the pits at Geita Gold Mine in Tanzania

One of the pits at Geita Gold Mine in Tanzania

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2011
  • views: 6937
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https://wn.com/One_Of_The_Pits_At_Geita_Gold_Mine_In_Tanzania
Tanzania mining Uranium

Tanzania mining Uranium

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  • Duration: 4:56
  • Updated: 04 Apr 2014
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CLICK TO WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY ONLINE: http://www.docsonline.tv/documentary/347 THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "ATOMIC AFRICA" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact Javafilms: contact@javafilms.fr Story The African continent is rapidly developing itself economically. The only bottleneck in this process are readily available resources. Besides money these mainly consist of poor infrastructure and availability of energy, especially electricity. Economically booming countries like for example Uganda still have a lot to gain when a steady supply of power is provided. Nowadays in Uganda the power plants can only cater for roughly 30% of the countries demand and even new hydraulic power projects in the Nile will not solve this problem. Nuclear power therefor seems the most cost effective solution for most of the African nations including Uganda. Western companies such as the French Areva fiercely lobby for more power plants on the continent. But is Atomic Energy the best solution for unstable regimes? And what does Atomic Energy and the mining of uranium mean for the wellbeing and safety of the local population and the environment? Social Interest Ever since the first nuclear reactor was build in Africa in Congo in 1958 there have been safety concerns, cause within the whole process of the production of nuclear energy a lot of things can go wrong, willingly and unwillingly, with possible devastating consequences for people and environment. For instance in 2007 the head of the Congolese research institute was arrested for illegally selling nuclear fuel rods. Also in Niger the highway where the mined uranium is transported on runs through rebel territory associated with Al-Qaida. The war in neighbouring Mali makes this transport even more risky. Besides the risks of fuel rods ending up in the wrong hands the mining of uranium itself poses danger to people and environment as well. Legal and illegal mining operations destroy ecosystems and leave the miners with radiation poisoning . Historical and Political Relevance Nuclear power, the right to enrich uranium and develop the technology to exploit its energy, has always been a difficult point in international politics. In the Cold War the threat mainly came from the war talk and power displays of archenemies the United States and the Soviet Union which both had a gigantic nuclear arsenal. As the cold war ended the threat of a nuclear war declined. However the nuclear disaster in a power plant in Chernobyl a few years earlier proved that the benefits of nuclear power also pose a big potential threat in case of incidents. However, this incident did not stop more countries from starting a nuclear program with a wide range of experiments While in the last decade the interest of the West in Nuclear power seems to decline some new players on the nuclear market, with questionable regimes like Iran and North Korea , are causing much international debate about the right to develop nuclear power. The rapidly developing African continent is in serious need of energy and has always been rich in raw resources to produce energy and is now slowly developing the knowledge to exploit them. The African continent may well be on the verge of a nuclear revolution so the political discussion about the right to use nuclear energy is more relevant than ever. Because not only questionable regimes can pose a potential threat, also war and especially terrorism are extremely dangerous, since it takes a single rocket fired by a single person to blow up a nuclear power plant.
https://wn.com/Tanzania_Mining_Uranium
gypsum mining

gypsum mining

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  • Duration: 1:22
  • Updated: 10 Nov 2014
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https://wn.com/Gypsum_Mining
"Rubies and sapphires from Chimwadzulu, Malawi" by GIA

"Rubies and sapphires from Chimwadzulu, Malawi" by GIA

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  • Updated: 12 Oct 2015
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In this video, you will experience the “warm heart of Africa,” as GIA field gemologists visit Malawi’s Chimwadzulu ruby mine for the very first time. Although this is one of the continent’s oldest-known ruby and sapphire deposits—discovered in 1958—it’s largely unknown to the gem trade or public at large. Malawi is one of the smallest African nations, bounded by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by the waters of Lake Malawi. “I read about Chimwadzulu a very long time ago…and this is a place I’ve wanted to come to for a very long time,” says GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu. The deposit’s geology is very complex, he explains, and the mine’s sapphires provide a key to understanding it. Although the Chimwadzulu deposit is known for ruby and orange sapphire, it produces mainly pale green, blue, and yellow sapphire. As always, a core goal of the expedition is to procure samples for GIA’s research programs, but understanding the gems as part of the geology and the mining operation—along with the people who labor to produce it—is also tremendously important. “When you look at the stone, you don’t view it the same way when you have the story of the stone, too,” explains Pardieu. The country is struggling to develop, and ethical stewardship of its gem resources is a part of the solution. Some of the possible benefits to local communities are a hospital and a school funded by the Chimwadzulu mining operation—a consortium between Nyala Mines Ltd. and Columbia Gem House, Inc. Pardieu and his team were able to visit the facility and observe the difference it makes. “In many African countries, the right access to education and health is really a luxury,” remarks Pardieu. “…you’re bringing to these people what is normal for us, but a luxury for them.” They also visited the elementary school, gaining a snapshot of the country’s youth and their boundless potential if Malawi’s resources can be harnessed for the good of all its citizens. This GIA Field Expedition (FE56) took place in September 2014. Besides Pardieu, the participants were cameraman Didier Gruel and field gemologist trainee Stanislas Detroyat.
https://wn.com/Rubies_And_Sapphires_From_Chimwadzulu,_Malawi_By_Gia
Down the Mine Shaft - Tanzanian Gold

Down the Mine Shaft - Tanzanian Gold

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  • Duration: 6:19
  • Updated: 08 Aug 2014
  • views: 661
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During my MBA I spent a month doing research in Geita Tanzania while staying at Neema House, an orphanage in town. I would make day trips to local artisanal small scale gold mining operations. At this Fair Trade ASM site I was dared to climb down a 150 foot mine shaft and accepted the challenge. It was hot and dark at the bottom where I encountered one miner breaking the hard ground with a pick ax and passing buckets of rock and earth up the shaft on a pulley system.
https://wn.com/Down_The_Mine_Shaft_Tanzanian_Gold
"Rubies from Montepuez, Mozambique" by GIA

"Rubies from Montepuez, Mozambique" by GIA

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  • Updated: 12 Oct 2015
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In this video, you’ll explore Mozambique’s Montepuez ruby deposit with GIA’s dedicated field gemology team. First, you’ll see how the legal owner of the mining rights—Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), a subsidiary of the Gemfields corporation—works the area in steps from prospecting through separating the rubies from the ore, to sorting and eventual sale at their Singapore rough auction. In the second part you’ll also catch a glimpse of a day in the life of the thousands of unlicensed miners—garimpeiros—who conduct unauthorized mining in the MRM-owned area. Since spring 2009, this east African country has emerged as the world’s leading ruby source. As Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu says of the Montepuez ruby deposit: “I have never seen any place where you have this combination of quantity, nice color, and nice clarity.” Every gem miner dreams of finding a big stone one day. “The garimpeiros here, most of them are local (meaning Mozambican) people,” explains Pardieu, “but there are also some Tanzanians here who are working with them. And the Tanzanians have a very good knowledge of ruby mining because you have ruby mining in Tanzania for more than 50 years.” You’ll see the conditions garimpeiros work under—the pits, the dirt—the rubies they find and how they live, and visit a garimpeiro village. Finally, you’ll visit foreign buyers in Montepuez, which, Pardieu explains, consist of “about 500 to 600 Thai people and about 100 people from Sri Lanka.” The cash gained by these buyers provides the economic impetus for continuing unauthorized mining inside the MRM perimeter. This GIA Field Expedition (FE56) took place in September 2014. Besides Pardieu, the participants were cameraman Didier Gruel, Field Gemologist Andy Lucas, Gems & Gemology Technical Editor Dr. Tao Hsu, and Field Gemologist trainee Stanislas Detroyat.
https://wn.com/Rubies_From_Montepuez,_Mozambique_By_Gia
Zakaria's Story: North Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania

Zakaria's Story: North Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania

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  • Duration: 2:08
  • Updated: 21 Dec 2016
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This film was first shown at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, in Geneva in November 2016. The North Mara Gold Mine is operated by Acacia Mining PLC, a British company whose largest shareholder is Barrick Gold Corporation.
https://wn.com/Zakaria's_Story_North_Mara_Gold_Mine,_Tanzania
Rats Save Humans From Landmines - Extraordinary Animals - Series 2 - Earth

Rats Save Humans From Landmines - Extraordinary Animals - Series 2 - Earth

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  • Duration: 3:44
  • Updated: 02 Jun 2014
  • views: 1614133
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Mandy the African pouch rat is off to discover if she's good enough to join an elite team of landmine detecting rats. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
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#GRS documentary: Expedition to the new Winza Ruby Mines (Tanzania) 2009

#GRS documentary: Expedition to the new Winza Ruby Mines (Tanzania) 2009

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  • Duration: 4:28
  • Updated: 04 May 2009
  • views: 51201
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A outback tour to the mining spot where the new world record rubies from Winza (Dodoma)Tanzania are found (GRS Gemresearch Swisslab news)
https://wn.com/Grs_Documentary_Expedition_To_The_New_Winza_Ruby_Mines_(Tanzania)_2009