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    Fast Facts

    It is estimated that only about 100,000 tons of gold have been mined during all of recorded history.

    The word garnet comes from the Latin word for pomegranate.

    Rarest gem: Painite, discovered in Burma. Fewer than 10 specimens exist in the world.

    From 330 B.C. to A.D. 1237, most of the world’s emeralds came from Cleopatra’s mine in Egypt.

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