A Visit to the Chivor Emerald Mine

A two and a half hour drive from Bogotá, We leave our gear at the Hotel and take a dip in the pool.
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Hotel. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

— with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

A calcite vein indicates Emeralds are near. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

A calcite vein indicates Emeralds are near. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Waiting for the Explosion!!! — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Waiting for the Explosion! — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Some of the breath taking views in the area. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Some of the breath taking views in the area. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

One of many Waterfalls. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

One of many Waterfalls. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Hotel pool. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

— with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

View from the Hotel. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

View from the Hotel. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

View from the top of the mountain, suite and up ready to enter the mines. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

View from the top of the mountain, suite and up ready to enter the mines. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Entrance to the one of the most important Emerald mines in the World. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Entrance to the one of the most important Emerald mines in the World. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Cleaning up house. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Cleaning up house. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Deep dark hole. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

— with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Carrying out excess material.............. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Carrying out excess material. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Elevator anyone? — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Elevator anyone? — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Down, Down, Down we go................ — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Down, Down, Down we go. — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Following the calcite vein in search of the elusive Emerald. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Following the calcite vein in search of the elusive Emerald. — with Lee Wasson and Javier Gonzalez in Boyaca, Colombia.

Chipping away ............... — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

Chipping away . — with Javier Gonzalez and Lee Wasson in Boyaca, Colombia.

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