Thailand - Cambodia

February - March, 2012

01 Sapphire mine near Chantaburi, Thailand
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02 After the lecture at Burapha University
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03 Gem factury in Chanthaburi - selection of stones
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04 Namtokpliu NP near Chantaburi, Thailand
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05 Mining for gems near Pailin, Cambodia
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06 Mining for corundum near Pailin, Cambodia
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07 Near Pailin - catch of the day
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08 Angkor Wat
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09 Angkor Thom
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10 Ta Prohm
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11 Lake Tonle Sap floating village
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12 Lake Tonle Sap
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13 Mining for zircon near Bo Keo, Ratanakiri
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14 Zircon from Bo Keo, Ratanakiri
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15 Miners village in the Bo Loi area
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16 In the miners village
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17 Mining for zircon at Bo Loi, Ratanakiri
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18 Heat treatment of zircon (before brown, then blue)
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19 Asian elephant
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20 Local wildlife
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21 Dr. Wanthanachaisaeng gives instructions (in the middle Votha, our tour guide)
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22 Topaz from Phnum Den, Takeo Province, Cambodia
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23 Royal palace, Phnom Penh
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24 Synthetic gems for sale in Chinatown, Bankok
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25 Beatiful blossoms
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