Afghan Connection Slide Shows

Slide Shows

Show #1 depicts gems, both rough and cut, and jewelry.
Show #2 deals with gem mining, buying, and cutting.
Show #3 focuses on the country of Afghanistan.
Show #4 comes entirely from Expedition '98.
Show #5 shows an Afghan Connection Event at a jewelry store.
Show #6 ... from Expedition '99.
Show #7 ... from Expedition 2000.
Show #8 ... from Expedition 2001.
Show #9 ... from Expedition 2002.
Show #10... from Expedition 2003.
Show #11 ... from Expedition 2004.
Show #12 ... from Expedition 2005.
Show #13 ... from Expedition 2009.new

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START SHOW #2A gem!
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START SHOW #4Come, join our expedition!

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Below are indices of our slides. You may start your viewing at any one.
After viewing the last slide, the show will cycle back to the beginning.

Show #1

  1. 230 Carat Aquamarine
  2. Aquamarine "Sea Spray"
  3. 169 Carat Aquamarine
  4. Aquamarine Crystals
  5. 36 Carat Emerald Rough
  6. Emerald Crystals in Quartz
  7. Handfull of Emerald Rough
  8. Kunzite
  9. Kunzite Rough
  10. Lapis
  11. Lapis
  12. Lapis
  13. Morganite
  14. 32 and 17 Carat Rubies Cut by Bart Curren
  15. 50, 70, and 40 Carat Ruby Rough
  16. 174 Carat Ruby Rough
  17. Rubies
  18. Tourmaline
  19. Tourmaline Cut by Bart Curren
  20. Tourmaline Rough
  21. Tourmaline Necklace
  22. Spinel and Tourmaline Necklace

Show #2

  1. Gary Mining Garnet
  2. Buying Lapis
  3. Trail to Lapis Mine
  4. Emerald Tunnel
  5. Emerald Mine and Miners
  6. The Emerald Mountain at Khenj
  7. Emerald Miners
  8. Emerald Crystals in Mine
  9. Gary At Emerald Mine
  10. Cutting a $165,000 Emerald
  11. Cutting a $165,000 Emerald
  12. Sorting Emerald Production
  13. Ruby Miners and Mine
  14. Ruby Mines
  15. Ruby Miner and Mine
  16. Ruby Mines
  17. Ruby Miners and Mine
  18. Ruby Miners With Ruby Rough
  19. Ruby Miners and Mine
  20. Ruby Miners and Mine
  21. Tea time at Jegdalek
  22. Ruby Miners
  23. Ruby Miners and Mine
  24. Ruby Miners and Mine
  25. Gary and Ruby Miners
  26. Buying Kunzite
  27. Spinel Mine, Dating From 100 B.C.

Show #3

  1. Kabul
  2. Kabul - Old Fort
  3. Kabul Bazaar
  4. Fruits and Vegetables in Kabul
  5. Oxus River - Spinel Mining Area
  6. Emerald Valley - Village Khenj
  7. Emerald Valley - Village Dest-E-Rawat
  8. Evening Meal
  9. Trail to Lapis Mine
  10. Gary At Rest Stop
  11. Poisonous Fly Bite
  12. Poisonous Fly Bite
  13. Gary On Badakshan Trail
  14. Gary On Badakshan Trail
  15. Gary Walking Through Badakshan
  16. Gary With Minister of Mines and Industry
  17. Gary With Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud
  18. Gary With Ex-President Burhanuddin Rabbani
  19. Kirgzstan
  20. Kirgzstan
  21. Kirgzstan
  22. Kirgzstan
  23. Kirgzstan

Show #4

  1. Gems from Pech Nuristan
  2. Nuristanis with Gems
  3. Ruby Specimen
  4. Tourmaline Rough
  5. Tourmaline Specimen
  6. White and Light Pink Tourmaline
  7. Rashid with old Afghan carpets for sale
  8. Close up of Rashid's carpets, showing pattern
  9. Abdul Majid with Tourmaline crystals from Papruk, Nuristan, Afghanistan
  10. Silver Jewelry
  11. Afghan Silver Bracelet for Sale
  12. Ruby Rough from Jegdalek
  13. The Castle at Chitral in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan
  14. Mt. Trichmir from Chitral
  15. 16 Very Large, Green Tourmaline Crystals
  16. Very Large, Green Tourmaline Crystal
  17. Front of the Chitral Castle/Fort
  18. Map and Satellite Photo of Southern Nuristan
  19. Satellite Photo of Jegdalek
  20. Pear Shaped Lapis box 11mm X 10mm
  21. Lapis Boxes 9x6 and 11mm
  22. Lapis Box With Brass Legs 18X12mm
  23. Lapis Boxes 21x15mm & 9x6mm
  24. Lapis Box 10mm Round
  25. Large Lapis Vase
  26. 12" Lapis Vase
  27. Tourmaline Rough
  28. Spodumene Crystal
  29. Emerald Rough
  30. Ruby Rough
  31. Mehebullah with Emerald Rough For Sale
  32. Eight Man Meeting
  33. Special Lapis Crystal Specimen - View 1
  34. Special Lapis Crystal Specimen - View 2
  35. Special Lapis Crystal Specimen - View 3
  36. 40 Carat Ruby Crystal In Marble Host Rock
  37. 132 LB (60 kg) Lapis Lazuli Rough for Carving
  38. 176 LB (80 kg) Lapis Lazuli Rough for Carving

Show #5

  1. Tri-Cushion Tourmaline
  2. Afghan Bracelets
  3. Afghan Necklaces
  4. Pink Tourmaline Necklace
  5. Multi-Color Tourmaline Necklace
  6. Kunzite and Diamond Pendant
  7. Kunzite and Diamond Pendant
  8. Beverly Bevington
  9. Ruby Pendant
    "Symphony-In-Red"

  10. The Gem Hunter, Gary Bowersox
  11. Lapis Display
  12. Lapis Elephant, Beads, and Bracelet
  13. $6.90/carat Specials
  14. Crystals
  15. Lapis Kuchi Neckpiece
  16. Blue Topaz Specials
  17. Amethysts
  18. Bolivian Amethyst
  19. Ametrine
  20. Morganite Carving
  21. Emerald Cabochon
  22. Afghanistan Morganite

Show #6

  1. 1999 Expedition Team
  2. Expedition Lunch
  3. Massoud and Gary
  4. Massoud and Derrold
  5. Saleh Registani
  6. Amrullah
  7. Helicopter
  8. Helicopter Loading
  9. Derrold and Gail in Helicopter
  10. Beverly, Rashiddien and Gail on Helicopter
  11. Amu Darya River
  12. Afghan Mountains
  13. Panjshir Valley
  14. Near Bazarak
  15. Gail and Sheep
  16. Gary and Beverly
  17. Rokha Village Men
  18. Exploring Rokha Valley
  19. 101 Year-old Man
  20. Picnic
  21. Gary and Rashiddien
  22. Khenj Dinner
  23. Climb to Emerald Mines
  24. Khenj Miners
  25. Mulberries
  26. Khenj Emerald Mines
  27. Refugee Women and Children
  28. Refugee Woman and Child
  29. Jegdalek Commander
  30. Jamal Khan and Gary
  31. Jegdalek Rubies
  32. Tomb in Samarkand,Uzbekistan
  33. Tamerlane's Tomb
  34. Grandson of Tamerlane
  35. Old Soviet Veteran
  36. Mr. Ruziyev and Gary
  37. Lapis Specimen
  38. Old Box
  39. Letter Carrier and Writing Set
  40. Ruby Specimen
  41. Black Garnet

Show #7

  1. Gems from Pech Nuristan
  2. Nuristanis with Gems
  3. Ruby Specimen
  4. Tourmaline Rough
  5. Tourmaline Specimen
  6. White and Light Pink Tourmaline
  7. Rashid with old Afghan carpets for sale
  8. Close up of Rashid's carpets, showing pattern
  9. Abdul Majid with Tourmaline crystals from Papruk, Nuristan, Afghanistan
  10. Silver Jewelry
  11. Afghan Silver Bracelet for Sale
  12. Ruby Rough from Jegdalek
  13. The Castle at Chitral in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan
  14. Mt. Trichmir from Chitral
  15. 16 Very Large, Green Tourmaline Crystals
  16. Very Large, Green Tourmaline Crystal
  17. Front of the Chitral Castle/Fort
  18. Map and Satellite Photo of Southern Nuristan
  19. Satellite Photo of Jegdalek
  20. Pear Shaped Lapis box 11mm X 10mm
  21. Lapis Boxes 9x6 and 11mm
  22. Lapis Box With Brass Legs 18X12mm
  23. Lapis Boxes 21x15mm & 9x6mm
  24. Lapis Box 10mm Round
  25. Large Lapis Vase
  26. 12" Lapis Vase
  27. Tourmaline Rough
  28. Spodumene Crystal
  29. Emerald Rough
  30. Ruby Rough
  31. Mehebullah with Emerald Rough For Sale
  32. Eight Man Meeting
  33. Special Lapis Crystal Specimen - View 1
  34. Special Lapis Crystal Specimen - View 2
  35. Special Lapis Crystal Specimen - View 3
  36. 40 Carat Ruby Crystal In Marble Host Rock
  37. 132 LB (60 kg) Lapis Lazuli Rough for Carving
  38. 176 LB (80 kg) Lapis Lazuli Rough for Carving

Show #8

  1. MAP
  2. Lunch with Faruk
  3. Tajik/Afghan Border
  4. Roadblocks
  5. Carburetor Repair
  6. Trail to Kuh-I-Lal
  7. Dr. Faruk
  8. Spinel Mine
  9. Tajik Home
  10. Foxtail
  11. Alexander's Army
  12. Alexander the Great
  13. Film Director
  14. Cameraman
  15. Army on the March
  16. Sound Man
  17. Marco Polo
  18. Nicolo
  19. Marco Polo and Uncles
  20. Film Replay
  21. Action!
  22. Khudai Nazar Akbari
  23. Young Kalash Girls
  24. Kalash women
  25. Kalash dancers
  26. Kalash girls
  27. Kalash Dancing
  28. Kalash Dancers
  29. Graveyard
  30. Bones
  31. Afghan Rush Hour
  32. Eskazer
  33. Mine Trail
  34. Lapis Miners
  35. Lapis Mine
  36. Inside Lapis Mine
  37. Vein of Lapis
  38. Lapis in Calcite
  39. Gee Soup
  40. Silk Route
  41. Anjuman Village
  42. Anjuman Children
  43. Balloons for All
  44. Film Producer
  45. Anjuman Pass
  46. Caving in for the Night
  47. Feast
  48. Emerald Climb
  49. Emerald Vein
  50. Khenj Emerald Mines
  51. Jon Mohammad
  52. Dinner with Jon Mohammad
  53. Helicopter
  54. Khawja Bahauddin Village
  55. Embattled
  56. Badakhshan
  57. Paul Reddish
  58. Broken Bridge
  59. Jeep
  60. Wheat
  61. Jangi
  62. Ismail Khan

Show #9

  1. Bridge to main street Chitral
  2. Chitral Castle
  3. Chitral Mosque
  4. Main street Chitral
  5. Mir Jam's jewelry and gift shop
  6. Chitral Mountain Inn
  7. Nancy DuPree
  8. Border
  9. Passport
  10. Entrance to Jalalabad
  11. Jalalabad Bazaar
  12. Money Changers
  13. Bathing in Kabul River
  14. Road from Jalalabad to Kabul
  15. Tire Repair Shop
  16. Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullah and Gary
  17. Gift for Dr. Abdullah
  18. Engineer Mohammad Es'Haq
  19. Jan Mohammad
  20. Jan Mohammad
  21. Kabul Housing
  22. American Touch
  23. Commerce on the Move

Show #10

  1. Samin Khan
  2. Kabul hillside homes
  3. Children
  4. Old building
  5. Khyber Pass gate
  6. Khyber Pass outpost
  7. Refugees
  8. Afghan Border
  9. Kunzite
  10. Kunzite miners
  11. Gary with guard
  12. SARS
  13. Gen. Qarhoon & Comd. Shar Mohammad
  14. Old Salt Market
  15. Old Salt Market (cont)
  16. Last Pass

Show #11

  1. Expedition team in Peshawar
  2. Khudai, Expedition Guide, Cancels Trip
  3. Frontier Scouts Fort in Peshawar
  4. Gem Cutting in Peshawar
  5. Jewelry Bazaar
  6. Gold Jewelry
  7. The Tailor
  8. Osama bin Laden t-shirts
  9. Takht-I-Bhai, Ancient City near Peshawar, Pakistan
  10. Buddhist Statue
  11. Permission Granted
  12. Expedition Team-tribal area
  13. Gate to Tribal area
  14. Shagai Fort
  15. Torkham, Pakistan
  16. Torkham, Pakistan
  17. Slightly overloaded truck
  18. Satellite Phone
  19. Entrance to Afghanistan
  20. Kabul, Afghanistan has extensive construction
  21. Intercontinental Hotel
  22. Naween Guest House #1
  23. Naween Guest House #2
  24. Kabul
  25. Chicken Street
  26. Shopping
  27. Destruction from war
  28. Babur's Tomb
  29. Kabul City View
  30. Commander Massoud's banner
  31. Afghan War Carpets
  32. New Hotel in Kabul
  33. Famous Historic Pottery
  34. Panjsher Valley, Afghanistan
  35. Massoud's Shrine
  36. Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud
  37. Khenj village
  38. Tajuddin
  39. Tanks at rest
  40. Water Channel
  41. Signs of past war
  42. Meat Market
  43. Permission to visit emerald mines
  44. Emerald mines at Khenj
  45. Emerald miner finds emerald.
  46. Emerald miners
  47. Emerald Vein
  48. Searching for emeralds in vein
  49. Emerald in vein
  50. Emerald Mine
  51. Jeweler
  52. Fruits Store
  53. Melons
  54. A Shower
  55. Salang Pass, Afghanistan
  56. Salang Tunnel
  57. Tunnels Everywhere
  58. Tunnels Everywhere
  59. Ice Cream man
  60. Ice Cream man
  61. Kabob Preparation
  62. Kabobs
  63. Horse Cart
  64. Camel ride
  65. Sharing Pictures #1
  66. Sharing Pictures #2
  67. Permission to Travel
  68. Badakhshan Land Mine Field
  69. Barak, Badakhshan
  70. Poppy Production
  71. Poppy Harvest
  72. Poppy Sap
  73. Argu Village
  74. Poppy fields
  75. New Water Channels
  76. Water Channels
  77. Waiting for sheep to pass
  78. Letter for expedition group
  79. Kokcha River at Sar-e-Sang area
  80. Kokcha River
  81. Sar-e-Sang Chaikhana
  82. Lapis mine
  83. Lapis Mines with Gary, Daud Akbari and Alauddin in center
  84. A long steep climb
  85. Trail to the lapis mines
  86. Cooking facilities
  87. Tea in Lapis Mine
  88. Lapis Lazuli tunnels
  89. Generator at Sar-e-Sang Lapis mines
  90. Lapis Vein
  91. Gary, Daud, Derrold and Gail in Lapis Mine
  92. Gary, Barbara, Derrold and Gail in Lapis Mine
  93. Lapis veins in calcite
  94. Dangerous Work in Lapis Mines
  95. Lapis Miner's Home
  96. Lapis Crystal
  97. Afghanite Crystal
  98. Unknown mineral specimen
  99. Gary Makes Lapis Purchase
  100. Beautiful Valley NWFP
  101. Chitral Mosque
  102. A Royal Game
  103. Chitral Polo Team
  104. Col. Kush, Gary, Major Kush
  105. Kalash Head Dresses
  106. Old Jewelry and Beads
  107. Gary buying gem and mineral samples from miners
  108. Markhors (goats)
  109. Markhors
  110. Miragram Peak
  111. Mt. Miragram
  112. Bapu, Derrold, Col. Kush & Gary at Shandur Pass
  113. Shandur Polo field
  114. Col. Kush's ancient Mastuj Fort
  115. Scorpion loose in hotel room
  116. Road to Fossil Field
  117. Kyat Village near Fossil Field
  118. The Explorer's Club flag-Fossil Field
  119. Fossil field at base of Mt. Tirich Mir
  120. 11,400 foot Fossil Field
  121. Fossil
  122. Ancient Fossil
  123. Fossil and The Explorer's Club Flag
  124. Road to Ruby Mine
  125. Road to Ruby Mines
  126. corn-on-the-cob
  127. Time to Rest
  128. Ruby Mine Survey
  129. Expedition to Ruby Mines
  130. Lunch at Jegdalek
  131. Ruby Miner's Home
  132. Ruby Miners with Drill and Rifle
  133. Ruby Mines
  134. Ruby mining pits
  135. Ruby Miner
  136. Ruby Pits
  137. Ruby crystal
  138. Ruby Crystal Present for Gary
  139. Sgt. Wayat Khan Jegdalek
  140. High Mountain Country
  141. Buddha Ring
  142. Carved Buddha Ring
  143. Evil Eye Pendant
  144. Old Afghan Necklace (Green)
  145. Old Afghan Necklace (yellow)
  146. Glass Flower Bead Necklace
  147. Carnelian Bead Necklace
  148. Ismaili Necklace
  149. Old Large Colored Bead Necklace
  150. Brass Carved Pendant
  151. Ancient metal button pendant
  152. Carved Indian pendant
  153. Tajikistan Ruby (2.50)
  154. Four Carat Tajikistan Ruby
  155. Luzurite Crystal
  156. 12ct. Natural 12ct Tajikistan Ruby Crystal
  157. Tourmaline Crystal
  158. Bone Box

Show #12

  1. Explorer's Club Flag Award
  2. Map of Afghanistan and Pakistan Expedition
  3. Map of Tajikistan portion of the 2005 Expedition
  4. Tribal Area and Khyber Pass Permission
  5. Armed Guards
  6. Car Break Down in Tribal Area
  7. Old British Fort in Tribal Area
  8. Buddhist Stupa
  9. Torkham, Pakistan
  10. Pakistan Border Control
  11. Vehicle Accident
  12. Sorobi Police Post
  13. Lake at Sorobi
  14. Road Construction
  15. General Bismullah
  16. Ilhom Narzier
  17. Tajikistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  18. Ministry of Information
  19. Ministry of Mines and Industry
  20. Chief Geologist of Tajikistan
  21. Dushanbe Geology Museum
  22. Ruby in matrix
  23. Spinel in matrix
  24. Turquoise
  25. Lapis
  26. Jewelry Store in Khorog
  27. New Media Center in Khorog
  28. Central Market in Khorog
  29. Kuh-i-Lal Mine
  30. Kuh-i-Lal Miners
  31. Briefing of Kuh-i-Lal Mine Operations
  32. Kuh-i-Lal Rail System
  33. Russian Built Tunnel at Kuh-i-Lal
  34. Gary and Ali Search in Kuh-i-Lal Mine
  35. Archeology Map of Old Kuh-i-Lal Tunnels
  36. First tunnel
  37. Second tunnel
  38. Spinel Crystals by Gary
  39. Spinel Crystals by Ali
  40. Miner's Rock and Mineral Collection
  41. It's a Small World
  42. Lapis Mine Trip Canceled
  43. Salt Lake
  44. Western Area of Western Tajikistan
  45. Different Races of People
  46. Different Home Construction
  47. Cute Kids
  48. My First Yak
  49. Fish
  50. Fish Dinner
  51. Murgab Central Market
  52. Road to the Ruby Mines
  53. Ruby Mining Camp
  54. Breakfast at the Ruby Mines
  55. Ruby Mine
  56. Mine Chief with ruby
  57. Geologist with Amazonite
  58. Other gems in the area
  59. Marmot and other animals
  60. Mine Camp Kitchen
  61. Miner's enjoy Marco Polo stew
  62. Kids and balloons
  63. Security Checks
  64. Return to Khorog and Dushanbe
  65. Gas Station
  66. The Past Returns
  67. Gandamak Hotel
  68. Ex-Deputy Minister of Mines
  69. President Chamber of Commerce
  70. Minister of Mines and Industry
  71. Ministry of Mines and Industry Meeting
  72. Money Changers
  73. Military around town and on Chicken street
  74. Emeralds for sale on Chicken street
  75. Tajikistan Rubies for Sale on Chicken Street
  76. Trip to the ruby mines at Jegdalek
  77. Land Mines
  78. Gary at the Ruby Mines
  79. Richard Scarth at Ruby Mines
  80. Diner with the Boys
  81. Lunch in Peshawar with Herb
  82. Kyanite
  83. Gary's Desk
  84. Farewell Lunch

Show #13

  1. Wedding Party in Jegdalek, Afghanistan
  2. Ruby Mining Pits at Jegdalek
  3. Ruby Rough Being Shown by Miner
  4. View Over Kabul, Afghanistan
  5. Houses Over Looking Kabul, Afghanistan
  6. Afganistan Panjshir Mine Map
  7. Map of Afghan Gem Mines
  8. Tanks Wasting Away Outside of Kabul
  9. Gary Mateen and Jim Bryant Eating Lunch
  10. Meeting at Panjshir Governor's Headquarters
  11. Emerald Specimen from Khenj Mine
  12. Dinner at the Habibi Home in Khenj
  13. Low Grade Emerald Rough Found at Khenj Mine
  14. Path to the Emerald Mines at Khenj
  15. Photo of Emerald Mine at Khenj
  16. Emerald Miners Inspecting their Emeralds
  17. Khenj Emerald Miner
  18. Lunch on the Emerald Mountain with Pepsi
  19. Emerald Mine and Miner at Khenj
  20. Drilling to Prepare for Blasting at Emerald Mine
  21. Bucket of Blasting Powder
  22. Inserting Powder into Drill Hole for Blasting
  23. Fuse and Blasting Cap Being Inserted into Hole
  24. Blast at Emerald Mine in Panjshir Valley
  25. Dinner at Haji Abdul Rahim's Home in Panjshir
  26. Village of Khenj in Panjshir Valley
  27. Kids Playing on Tank
  28. Tank in Panjshir Valley
  29. Men on Old Tank in Panjshir Valley
  30. Commander Massoud's Tomb
  31. Gary with Dr. Abdullah