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Ratnapura’s gem mine in Sri Lanka

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Ratnapura means "Gem City" in Sinhala.

It is said that here is the Gem Valley found by Sinbad in Arabian Nights (The Thousand and One Nights)

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Ratnapura locates about 110 km southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka; it’s the leading producer of sapphires and rubies in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is rich in precious stones and is known the world for its quantity, variety and quality.

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March 2, in Sri Lanka, Ratnapura, two miners standing near a gem mine.

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Two miners down to a gem mine.

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