Details on NMG's latest find
Last week, after several
failed attempts, Norcross Exploration & Exploitation SARL released the details
on their latest find - Block Quartz. The region is found in Madagascar's North
West side, north of Tsiroamandidy.
A large area (133 km2) has been
verified and secured. NMG's head explorer, Romero Randirnaivo plans to
double the size of the claim over the next year. Quartz varieties found
include: block crystal quartz upto 1000 kg/pc, smokey quartz, amethyst, girasol (milky
crystal quartz), and included quartz.
Samples of other gemstones discovered in the area include beryl, and tourmaline.
Industrials and precious metals additionally found include: lead, ore, and gold.
Norcross president Robert Grant explains the block crystal quartz boulders will
be used make gem surfaces gemstone slabs, gem decor items (decorative items such
as bowls, plates and furniture). The industrial grade quartz will be crushed for
engineered stone slabs. he further adds, "From the material found, we have a
market for every stone: the gemstone industry, stone industry (granite and
engineered stone tiles and slabs), decor industry, with the lowest grade
boulders even selected for gemstone designer garden rocks!"
Large quartz crystal boulders can be seen in NMG's latest find (top-right).
Samples of nice amethyst-tipped quartz (bottom-left).