Where are the Sakota emerald mines?

According to sources, it is located in Brazil. Sakota and other mines in Brazil produce large quantity of emeralds.

Emerald is a medium or darker green to bluish green beryl, in which the green color is derived from impurities of chromium or vanadium or a combination of both.

Before 1963, Emerald’s classification was limited to chromium containing stones; however, the discovery of a large deposit of vanadium colored stones in Brazil led to modification. Varying quantities of iron will affect the color as well, with more atoms of this impurity increasing the bluish tones.

From ABC News, in Muzo, Columbia, villagers and miners comb for the rare emerald in hopes of striking it rich. Check out the video below:


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Updated on Friday, May 09 2014 at 01:15AM EDT
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