Present, Future & Past Expeditions
2009 Expedition -
May, 2009 Afghanistan Expedition
2005 Expedition -
July-August, 2005 Hindu Kush/Pamir Mountains Expedition
2004 Expedition -
July-August, 2004 Hindu Kush/Pamir Mountains Expedition
2002 Expedition -
The 2002 Expedition was an expedition through northern Pakistan to Kabul to meet with the new government leaders. (See slide show #9)
2001 Expedition -
The 2001 Expedition to Egypt and Central Asia has now been completed. GeoVision, Inc. and Free Spirit Films have joined together to film and document for TV the 7,000 year old trail from the lapis lazuli mines, hidden at altitudes of over 12,000 feet in the Hindu Kush Mountains, to Egypt.
2000 Expedition -
In the year 2000, their was heavy fighting in Afghanistan. Therefore, Gary Bowersox elected to travel alone into the country. After meeting with gem miners in Tajikistan and purchasing a 50ct Spinel from Kuh-i-Lal, Gary waited in Dushanbe for Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud to send a helicopter for him. Once in Panjsher, Gary plans was to continue mapping the emerald mining area using satellite maps and GPS readings to refine ground truth on the satellite map. However, the fighting intensified, bombs were being dropped and the valley was surrounded on three sides by the Taliban/Pakistan Army and Bin Laden's troops. Once the helicopter was no longer available for escape, Gary decided to travel the 110 miles by heel and toe express (walking) and horse thru the Hindu Hush Mountains to Chitral Pakistan. After reaching Pakistan, Mr. Haider (owner of The Mountain Inn and Gary explored a new fossil field at 13,000 feet which was located north of Chitral at the base of Mt. Tirichmir (25,500 feet). (See slide show #7)
1999 Expedition -
View our 1999 Summer Expedition to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan... And Pakistan, also!
1998 Expedition -
GeoVision, Inc. announces the First Economic Geology Study of the Panjsher emerald mines, the Jegdalek ruby mines, and the Nuristan tourmaline, aquamarine, kunzite and morganite mines. The first expedition began in Afghanistan during the Summer of 1998.Expedition Details
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