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
), 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
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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