Russian Emerald | Gems & Gemology
2020-7-22 · Russian Emerald. Tao Hsu and Jennifer Stone-Sundberg. Download PDF. Figure 1. The Malysheva emerald mine outside of Ekaterinburg, Russia. The giant open pit was originally mined for emerald and then beryllium. Now the mine operation is underground below the processing facility (the green building on the other side of the pit). Photo by Tao Hsu.