This week we launched www.africaminetours.com  a website that  helps you to plan trips to Africa, to visit mines, by listing people who offer tours and guide services.  In Tanzania earlier this year, we met Styve Mziray of Tanzanite cultural tourism (above, left) who helped us plan and execute a 2 day trip to small scale […]

Tanzania gem hunting trip part 2

After my first experience of small scale, closed pit tsavorite mining I had the weekend in Arusha to plan my next move. As informative and interesting as this first experience was, the mine I visited wasn’t currently producing Tsavorite’s so the plan for Monday morning was to get back out there and find someone who […]

Next stop, Tanzania!

      After my first successful gem hunting trip to Namibia at the beginning of 2015 I am delighted to be visiting Africa again, this time to Tanzania. Tanzania is probably most famous for being the only source of blue gem Zoisite in the world,  known to most as Tanzanite. Whilst I will be […]