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Kozakov – the hunt for stones and views

July 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Inspired by our garnet collecting, we had heard that Kozakov Hill was the place for semi-precious stones. A trip was planned that took in the streams where semi-precious stones can be found, together with a hike to the tallest lookout tower in the area. This linked in with a return leg to the bikes (that had been dropped off in another valley) before a return to the van.

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Hunting for Gems

July 2, 2011 Leave a comment


This weekend they are celebrating the local expertise of gem stone cutting and polishing, something that has made the area famous since semi precious stones were found here in abundance in the 15th Century. The Venetians were invited to train the locals, and it became the main industry for many years. Until only 7 years ago they taught gem polishing at the local college.

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