Banthat Mountains



Thai Gemstones

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Since the 15th century, Chanthaburi (“city of the moon”) has been known to Western travelers for its abundance of gemstones. as a trading city its history dates back to the Khmer empire in the 9th century. along with Bangkok, Chanthaburi is world-renowned as a gem center, and for its skilled gem cutters. The gemstones – mainly rubies and sapphires, with associated deposits of zircon, spinel, and garnet – are found in alluvial deposits either on the surface or up to 20 ft (6 m) underground. although rubies and sapphires are now overmined around Chanthaburi, farmers have previously found gemstones while plowing. over 70 percent of the world’s rubies have come from Thailand

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