Two large sapphire-bearing regions are known in Cambodia; one in the west at Pailin, near the boundary with Thailand (Battambang Province), and one in the northeast near Bo Keo (Ratnakiri Province), where gem-quality zircon is widely distributed. Sapphires and zircons are extracted from residual eluvial and alluvial placer deposits, related to Neogene-Quaternary basalt.

Ref: E.Ya. Kievlenko (2003) Geology of gems, p. 46

Gemstone List

Gem list contains entries from all listed localities in region.

Gemstones from Cambodia by Colour

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Localities in this Region

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