Category: Podcast

Demantoid Garnet Mining in Madagascar with Prosperity Earth | Ep. 9

Professional miner, John Ferry of Prosperity Earth, discusses their vertically integrated demantoid garnet mining operation in Madagascar with Jordan in Part 1 of this two-part podcast interview. Demantoid Garnet is a green andradite garnet revered for it’s “diamond-like” brilliance, having actually more fire than diamond. Prosperity Earth’s mining operation is particularly focused on improving the […]

Nephrite Jade Diving with Just In Jade

In this podcast interview, Jordan talks to Justin Barrett from Just In Jade about jade diving in Big Sur, California. Justin is a jade diver and carver who sells a variety of artistic jade carvings in Big Sur Jade, BC Jade, Yukon Jade, Guatemalan Jadeite, Wyoming Jade, and more! Justin has been carving, prospecting, and […]

Tsavorite Rarity and Quality with Bruce Bridges

Interview with Tsavorite Expert In Part Two of the interview with Bruce Bridges, owner of Bridges Tsavorite, Bruce discusses Tsavorite Garnet’s rarity, quality factors, tsavorite for everyday wear (bridal), mint garnet, and advice for sales professionals. “Tsavorite is 1,000 times rarer than emerald under 3cts and 5,000x rarer than emerald over 3cts.” -Bruce Bridges, Bridges […]

Tsavorite History with Bruce Bridges

In Part One of this two-part interview, Bruce Bridges discusses his father’s discovery of tsavorite, their mines in Kenya, and how the name “tsavorite” came to be. Bruce Bridges is the owner of Bridges Tsavorite. Bruce’s father, Campbell Bridges, embarked on a lifelong adventure after discovering tsavorite in the 1960s. Tsavorite is a rare variety […]

“Turquoise Fever” Mining with Emily Otteson

Turquoise miner and reality television personality, Emily Otteson, discusses American turquoise, variscite and White Buffalo mining, the impact their television show has had on the Otteson family business and the future of the turquoise market.  Emily Otteson and her husband own multiple turquoise mines in Nevada and are featured on the hit television show, Turquoise […]