Press Releases 2013
Aug 2013 - Gem Decor.
Factory new machinery upgrades: vessel sink production to 50 units per week.
Aug 2013 - Gem Surfaces new product line. Crown Molding.
Gem Surfaces is pleased to announce a new Crown
Molding product line available in late 2014 to compliment the slabs that
are currently used for countertops and flooring.
Aug 2013 - Gem Surfaces.
New factory established in Madagascar.
Over the past year, Gem Surfaces has been testing equipment and
technology to run production in Madagascar.
Since 2004, product was produced in the China factory for Gem Surfaces.
Composite slabs - production
NMG plans to use waste block material to create
composite slabs for construction industry used primarily for flooring
Amazonite production has increased,
although access to the remote pegmatite quarry is still the greatest
NMG has requested its investors supply a 30 ton
excavator to help remove over-burden. Due to remote access, heavy earth
moving equipment will be required, along with the construction a
Pneumatic drills and blasting will be introduced in the interm.
It could take 2 years for the excavator to reach the mine site.
NMG research and exploration land holdings in the Ampanihy region have discovered promising graphite deposits.
June 2013 - Amazonite Quarry update - Beryl Rough - New Find !
A new bi-product product has become the primary focus of the Amazonite pegmatic quarry - beryl rough.
Beryl production has been underway for 3 months, and is currently estimated at 10 tons per month.
June 2013 - Labradorite - Peacock Blue Quarry Update:
3 years of block production at the NMG Labradorite
Maniry Quarry has yielded 700 tons of gem rough "waste" material.
The exciting news. quality
of the gemstone rough for Labradorite Peacock Blue, cabbing material
and spectrolite faceting rough has gotten twice as good
Jan 2013 - Madagascar news
- Still in revolution, violence increasing.
- US standpoint on the Crisis is affecting Malagasy�s from being issued visas for the Tucson Gem and Mineral show.
Jan 2013 - Tucson upgrades
New larger warehouse structure to replace tent.
Our new warehouse allows us to double available Tucson inventory.
Jan 2013 - Peacock Blue Quarry Update
After the first year of production, worldwide marketing has begun at the largest trade shows in Italy and China.
Jan 2013 - Madagascar factory upgrades focusing on automated machinery for high volume production
Gem Surfaces� Scottsdale gallery manager Guy
Paul has been nominated as a director on the board for the ASID
(American Society of Interior Design) Arizona North Chapter.
Within the next few years, NMG expect quadruple production though resource management and automation.
One of the key new areas of growth is in mass jewelry manufacturing.
Another area of focus is granite block, slab and tile production.
Jan 2013 - Scottsdale Gallery Updates