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1984: down right you can see a mine entrance

Marambaia, Caraí, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Two garimpeiros worked here in the forest for Aquamarines (the workplace is on the right side on the photo). In this mine I collected a clear large 20 cm Smoky Quartz with numerous very small Tourmalines on the surface.
Photo taken 1984
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 219495    View Count: 297

1984: Perfect workplace, search for Aquamarine

Marambaia, Caraí, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

My first days on the claims in Marambaia in July 1984
(see also extraLapis 40 "Brasilien" page 38)
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 217207    View Count: 516

1984: Washing alluvial material, looking for Aquamarine

Marambaia, Caraí, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

My first visit in the Marambaia mine in July 1984
(see also extraLapis 40 "Brasilien" page 40)
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 217206    View Count: 270

1987: Claim on the island in the Jequitinonha river

Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Old photo from a visit on this interesting island, famous for beautyful cristalized Rose Quartz and other spectacular minerals
Photo taken July 1987
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 216780    View Count: 441

1987: Lavra da Ilha: Hard work for top specimens

Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The Claim was very busy in 1987. Men looking for Rose Quartz and other spectacular specimens
Photo taken July 1987
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 216779    View Count: 692

1987: Looking for Diamonds in the Jequitinonha river

Diamantina, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Search for Diamonds in the Jequitinonha river (region Mendanha/Diamantina)
Photo taken July 1987
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 216774    View Count: 360

1987: Looking for Tourmalines near Taquaral

Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Here near Taquaral the Tourmalines are in hard matrix
Photo taken July 1987
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 216777    View Count: 332

1987: New activity in an old mine

Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The hope for new discoverys on a famous place in Laranjeiras
Photo taken July 1987
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 216776    View Count: 400

1987: Work on the old famous Lavra da Ilha

Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This place was very famous for excellent Rose Quartz specimens and other minerals
Photo taken July 1987
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 216778    View Count: 331

200 m tunnel in Marambaia Brazil

Marambaia, Caraí, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Locality: Mata Fria near Marambaia
Photo taken January 14, 2009 inside a very comfortable 200 m tunnel (with branching), just a few days after a discovery of some aquamarines in carving quality
An other photo shows the entry
 © Kuno StoeckliPhoto ID: 214052    View Count: 326
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