With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE75 that took place in Dec 2015 to the Mogok area in Myanmar (Burma) in order to collect some reference samples to be added to the GIA reference collection. One of the highlights was the visit of the Dattaw ruby mine, one of the most famous mine in Mogok. It was a great occasion to witness the evolution of the gem mining activity in what remain one of the most active gem mining areas in the world. Enjoy!
On that expedition in Mergui, our objectives were to visit the "Myanmar Ocean" pearl farming operations in order to witness how they were producing Cultured South Sea pearls and to collect some research samples from that remote region. The expedition was a join expedition between the GIA Pearl and Field Gemology departments and it could not be possible without the support of our friend Kham Vannaxay.
That GIA expedition took us to different mines and markets all around Mogok. One of the highlight of that expedition was the visit of a 300 meters deep underground operation in the Kadoke Tad area, where we could witness ruby mining.