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John Vink - Cambodia. Pailin. 7/03/1999: Gem mine. Gems (ruby and sapphire) were an important source of revenue for the Khmer Rouge.

GIA’s 80th Gemstone Gathering Presents: “10 Years Witnessing Gem Mining Around Pailin, Cambodia,” by Vincent Pardieu. Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (042314)

Battambang is on the way to Pailin, famous for its casinos and gem mining. It can be reached by plane, car, bike or boat. You can spend two days going around the countryside visiting the important sites, all of which lie within thirty or forty kilometres of the city.