PAGE3 - The Panchan-htar-pwe Gem Market
Washing at an outdoor sink. The Panlin Gaungko valley behind JB is home to over
25 mines including the famous "Panlin Zing," literally meaning green stone from
Panlin: Fine Berma Peridot.
Rubies are also mined in the alluvial beds of the valley bottoms.
A street in downtown Mogok.
An interesting old man greets us in Mogok.
Panchan-htar-pwe, the largest gem market in Mogok. Hundreds of miners, dealers
and brokers offer many varieties of gemstones.
Buying treasures at the Panchan-htar-pwe market.
JB waiting for finer rubies and sapphires to arrive.
JB examines ruby rough at Nepalese women's market.