Madagascar Gems and Jewellery Fair
23 to 27 October 2018 in Antananarivo
Lynda spent the month of September in Madagascar on a field trip with 29 African mining professionals from 10 African nations. The trip was part of the Australian Awards for Africa Short Course programs and Lynda travelled with geologist gemmologist Charles Lawson.
Lynda with her students visiting a mica factory in the south of Madagascar.
She took her students to visit the new Mining Business Centre near the airport in Antananarivo. This Mining Business Centre and the Museum of the Extractive Industry have been paid for entirely from mining fees paid to the Cadastre. It has state of the art facilities including an auditorium which seats 1000 people.
The Mining Business Centre BCMM (Bureau du Cadastre Minier de Madagascar).
The Mining Business Centre and the Museum of the Extractive Industry are proud to host the new Madagascar Gems and Jewellery Fair on 23 to 27 October 2018 in Antananarivo.
Some of the women from the Sakaraha Women’s Lapidary Centre who participated in our field gemmology courses are competing in the lapidary contest!
The Women’s Lapidary Centre opened its doors in the market place of the sapphire town of Sakaraha in August 2018.
Please support this new initiative.