Colombia’s Active Emerald Mines

August 04, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

MARIPÍ, BOYACÁ: Come take a rare tour of one of Colombia’s active emerald mines. If you want one of the world’s most beautiful stones (an emerald), you are going to have to really work for it. Working in an emerald mine requires amazing physical tenacity. Maripí’s miners have to put up with the most intense environmental conditions and extreme physical labor in order to extract some of the world’s most beautiful gems. RCN’s Gary Parkosewich reports.