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Brazil Geominetour "Gemstorm" December 2010

June 21, 2017

Start of travels:Dec 02, 2010End of travels:Dec 13, 2010About this blog:This is a regular Stonebridge Imports buying trip and adptated for a guest from Australia.We'll be touring all around the gemmy mountains of Minas Gerais. Starting from Belo Horizonte, we'll be going to the geographical center of the State of Minas Gerais, the cities of [...]

Ready to see more than museum specimens?

June 21, 2017

Governador Valadares, MG, Brazil August 25, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 25– Tuesday) : Drive to Teófilo Otoni and en route visit dealers and producers still in Governador Valadares.Our schedule today shows visits to warehouses and producers. Hard to decide where to go next though, as there are tens of huge warehouses in Governador [...]

Rio de Janeiro: The Marvelous City

June 21, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil August 29, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 29– Saturday) : Visiting Amsterdan Sawer Museum and the Sugar Loaf.Will follow...Where I stayedPousada Casa Áurea Boutique - Rua Aurea N 80, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilIpanema BeachIpanema Beach viewAmsterdam Sauer Museum insideAmsterdam Sauer Museum frontSugar Loaf and Cable CarSugar Loaf view from [...]

Rio de Janeiro: Magic City

June 21, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil August 28, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 28– Friday) : Drove to Santa Teresa neighborhood.Will follow...Where I stayed:Pousada Casa Áurea Boutique - Rua Aurea N 80, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilThe street car over the ArcsFamous Bondinho (street car) in Santa TeresaA view of a slumA view from Santa TeresaA [...]

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Rio de Janeiro: the best energy for a farewell

June 21, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil August 28, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 28– Friday) : Arrive at the Airport for a farewell.We arrived at the Galeão International Airport at 4:00 p.m. The Zealey couple would stay at the hotel on the upper floor inside the airport, being the elevator right across where we stopped.After [...]

Petrópolis: The Imperial City & Airplane Inventor

June 21, 2017

Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil August 28, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 28– Friday) : Drive through the mountains towards Rio de Janeiro.We hit the road early towards Petrópolis and to the final destination Rio de Janeiro. We got to Petrópolis by lunch time and made a quick tour by car through the historic city, sightseeing [...]

Wonderful dinner and wine

June 21, 2017

Muriaé, MG, Brazil August 27, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 27– Thursday) : Drive through the mountains towards Rio de JaneiroDue to the long trip we were really tired when getting to the hotel in the evening, only lessened by the pleasure of have been at the day care Meimei and have made some [...]

Meimei Day Care: helping poor miner's kids

June 21, 2017

Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brazil August 27, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 27– Thursday) : Drive through the mountains towards Rio de JaneiroIn the morning I took the group to visit a charitable organization that runs a Day Care in the middle of two big slums. This is part of our mission to run a [...]

More than a Gem Show

June 21, 2017

Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brazil August 26, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 26– Wednesday) : Visit downtown centre square gemstone market and FIPPNext day we were supposed to go to other mines in the area, and besides we had planned to perhaps travel until Araçuai. None of these happened. We finally agree with the group [...]

Real Gem Show at the Source

June 21, 2017

Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brazil August 25, 2009 08:30 p.m. ( local time )(August 25– Tuesday) : Visit FIPP international gem and mineral show.Arrived in Teófilo by noon time straight to a good self-service restaurant. Next we checked in at the hotel and went to the show FIPP (International Precious Stones Fair - "The Fair at the [...]

Gemstorm begins with a Mineralogical Museum tour

June 20, 2017

Lagoa Santa / Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.August 21, 2009 10:00 a.m. ( local time ) www.geominetour.comAugust 21– Friday : Arrival in Belo Horizonte. Arriving Belo Horizonte, you will be met at the airport "Confins". Start with a tour of the city of Belo Horizonte and a visit to the Mineralogical Museum of Belo Horizonte [...]

Emerald mine

June 19, 2017

Nova Era, MG, Brazil August 23, 2009 12:30 p.m. ( local time )August 23– Sunday: Drive to Nova Era (en route stop in Catas Altas) to visit Emerald Mine.After a sumptuous lunch at a local Brazilian barbecue restaurant, where we met our contacts, we headed to the mines of Capoeirana.What a surprise: the owner of the [...]

Have you seen an entire hematite mountain?

June 19, 2017

Catas Altas, MG, Brazil August 23, 2009 08:27 a.m. ( local time )August 23– Sunday: Drive to Nova Era (en route stop in Catas Altas) to visit Emerald Mine.Today is a travel day. Pack up and hit the road towards Nova Era for Emerald mines and overnight in Governador Valadares. On the way we made a [...]

Lapidary, Imperial Topaz Mine & Gold Mine

June 19, 2017

Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil August 22, 2009 08:30 a.m. ( local time )August 22 - Saturday: Ouro Preto: What a day.Early in the morning we headed to downtown Ouro Preto to visit the lapidary studio of Mr. Hugo. Around 5 to 7 lapidary work in there. Mr. Hugo is the master lapidary and performed a complete [...]

Ouro Preto: Imperial Topaz Mine

June 19, 2017

Rodrigo Silva (District of Ouro Preto), MG, Brazil August 21, 2009 08:27 a.m. ( local time )August 21– Friday: Drive to Rodrigo Silva and visit Imperial Topaz Capão open pit Mine.As we arrived we were very gently received by the staff at the mine. After greetings we were invited to watch a corporate video containing [...]

Brazil Geo Mine Tour

June 19, 2017

8 days/7nights or 12 days/11nights “Gem Storm”Tour takes place in the Southeast of Brazil, in the state of MinasGerais, and has two stages, an 8 day tour or extended 12 day tour. The first stage or 8 day tour takes you to the coloured stone world. We’ll start at the Imperial Topaz and Euclase in [...]

Geo Mine Tour: "Wonders of the South" Tour. Adventures for the gem & mineral lover, student, professional or dealer. Fun, educational and professional. Discover, explore and shop.

June 19, 2017

"Wonders of the South" will take you to a breathless location in the far South of Brazil, the State of Rio Grande Do Sul. Massive mountains of basalt store Amethyst and Citrine geodes in its interior. Other treasures you will see are agates, amethyst flower, selenites and calcites. Geo Tour will take you to see [...]

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1st. Buying Trip To Mexico: New Amazing Crystals Coming...!

August 20, 2016

We've been buying Mexican products for many years, but this is actually the first time to visit a manufacturer in East-Central Mexico. I was very impressed with the manufacturer's organization and plant size, in fact, one of the biggest on this industry I've seen lately. In their more than 50,000 sq.ft. manufacturing plant, show room [...]

Buying Trip & Gem Tour

April 15, 2016

Dear Customer and Friends,On December the 2nd I’ll be starting a regular buying trip to Brazil. For one month almost I’ll be travelling up to 3,000 km in different regions digging treasures for our valuable customers and friends.What is new on this trip? This is going to be also a variation of the “Gemstorm Tour” [...]