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Ilakaka alexandrite deposit location on Sep 3 2006, at 17:29 in Ilakaka alexandrite deposit location
I think there are sone alexandrites found at Vatomandry. The Vatomandry gemstone deposit was discovered in September 2000. Access to the mining area, which lies along the Sakanila River, requires traveling on a dirt road approximately 30 km southwest of the coastal town of Vatomandry, which is located 140 km south of Toamasina.

Soon after some rubies was found there, several thousand miners moved in. However, the Malagasy government closed the area to mining in February 2001, and all trading and exporting of the gems were prohibited.

Angella L

 
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