Ural Expeditions &smp; Tours

Ural Emerald Mines


In time of our tour you have real possibility to visit world-renowned mining region in Russia - having the richest berillium ore and emerald, alexandrite and phenakite deposits - the Ural Emerald Mines.
During the tour of the Ural Emerald Mines we get to know different geological formations - the granites of Aduiskii and Malyshevskii massives, ultrabasites, metasomatic rocks and also the complex of rocks of the Lesozavodskoy massif. Visit the deposits of rare metal pegmatites: Kvartalnoye and Lipoviy Log and the Youzhno-Shameiskoye deposit of molybdenum ore.
At the deposits you will learn more about the geological structure, morphology and structure of pegmatite veins.
After acquaintance with the granite complex of the area and its rare metal mineralization, you will visit the biggest deposits of emeralds - these are Mariinskoye (Malyshevskoye), Sretenskoye (Sverdlovskoye) and Krasnobolotnoye deposits.
Also visit the emerald museum in Malyshevo settlement and see mining and stone-working operations.

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