Whether in formal training sessions, under a tree seeking some shade from the relentless African sun, or at the buying table with dealers, Malawians are hungry for knowledge and craving education. We found a wealth of Garnet, Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Apatite, and Quartz in Malawi and their Sapphire and Ruby looks extremely promising for the future.
Because the mining industry in Malawi is still young, not many identify as miners. Those who do are resilient in facing failure and hopeful for the future of their gem industry. Malawians have a deep-seated belief that there is a wealth of gems to be found within their borders. We hope so!