Here you may know about how emeralds are found and see very rare and big specimens before meeting our most preciated jewel, Petra.
Petra is a real miracle because the use of explosives in the extraction of emeralds often breaks the matrix in many small pieces. Nevertheless, as unbelievable as it seems PETRA remained intact and broke a record in the emerald mining in the country since it converted in the largest emerald in matrix ever discovered in Colombia. Once the emeralds are out of the bearing vein they are extracted from the small matrixes and kept in safe bags that are later shown to the mine partners.
This was not the case for PETRA because it rather was preserved unbroken, in one unique and exclusive piece. There are more than sixty nicely shaped clear green and translucent emerald crystals glittering against the white calcite vein in the background.
Petra was taken by road to the mine administration building then to Bogotá, the world emerald capital, and then to Cartagena where will remain exhibited to our museum visitors.