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 Which mineral do emeralds come from?

Answer Emerald gems are made from a brittle formation of the silicate mineral beryl, colored green by traces of chromium. Other gem stones formed from beryl include the light blue aquamarine, red rubies, ... Read More »
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What percentage of emeralds come from Colombia?

Emeralds were discovered in Colombia during the 16th century; in 2010 the country remains a chief supplier of the green gemstones. Colombia produces more than 90 percent of the world's emeralds. Th... Read More »
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How much of the world's emeralds come from Colombia?

Colombia produces more than 90 percent of the emeralds in the world. These emeralds come from three main mining areas: Muzo, Coscuez and Chivor. Though the gems from the three areas are similar, cl... Read More »
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What percent of emeralds come from Colombia?

Planetary Gems reports that Colombia accounts for "60 percent of the world's emerald output and 80 percent of the highest quality emeralds available in today's market." Zambia, Zimbabwe and Brazil ... Read More »
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What percent of the world's emeralds come from Colombia?

Colombian mines produce over 90 percent of the emeralds in the world. The Couscuez mine is one of the biggest Colombian producers of emeralds. Emeralds contain an element called beryllium, but the ... Read More »
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