Mandarin Spessartite Garnets
for those of them who know him, he is the original owner of the Loliondo,
Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Mine in Tanzania that took the gem world by storm
with all the Mandarin Spessartite material.
He brought harmony
between the 2 conflicting tribes in the area, the Maasai and the WaSonjo and
made them mine the Spessartite mines together creating harmony. A good
percentage of the mine returns go towards both the local tribes communities to
help build local infrastructure, well being and healthcare.
We have been working
with him for years now.
He also owns the
Orange Kyanite Deposit, not too far away from the Spessartite deposit. So all
the Orange Kyanite from Tanzania has passed through his hands.
He sometimes turns up
with 3 tonnes of Orange Kyanite to sell!