Carlos Emilio started as the Main Advisor for the Colombian government in the mining sector specializing in Emerald and gold.

In 1996 he acted as specialist in  precious gems  and metals projects for Mineralco, Ministry of Mines, the government company in charge of the emerald and gold mines, and since then has been working closely with the Emerald  miners and government  organization. He was the main organizer of the World Emerald Congress celebrated in  Bogota in 1998, as well as the Foro International de la Esmeraldas Colombiana  in 1996. He was also organizer of The GIA Gem Ident and color stone courses held in Bogota.  

Director and author of the National Gemological Laboratory now know as the CDTEC.  After this he was hired as a National Consultant  in charge of mining and jewelry  for  SENA, National learning Services of  Colombia, entity  in charge of all the issues related to  the Emeralds and gold mining education. With the Ministry of Mining, he  created  the mobile classrooms in the mining sector specializing in  education going to all the mayor mining districts. He was also delegate  of the government for  the Board  of Directors of the Emerald Fund, Fedesmeraldas. Carlos is one of the persons  involve in the creation of Fedesmeraldas Fund. He is also a buying agent for Korean TV shopping channel, holding the world record in sales, he sold One million dollars in Emeralds during one hour at channel 39 of South Korea.

For several years he has been at the forefront of the most important gemological services laboratory Centro Gemologico Colombiano and is a recognized gemologist in Colombia,  chosen to  appraise  all the jewelry and gems impounded by  Colombian  Customs and Drug   Administration, he was the appraiser for  the most famous jewels and watches  capture from  the drug lords,  sold in  public auction for over 10 million dollars.

In the past years he has been involved in mining districts and as consultant for some of the main miners.   Also involved in the discovery of two  new emerald areas:  Calcetero s and  Fura y  Tena in the Coscues district, and discovery  coal  copper,  chromium,  gold  and blue fluorite  deposits in the Emerald districts.  

At the moment he is a consultant with the Marina Mine in West Emerald district producing Emerald Euclase and Flourapatite, and also involved with Buenavista Mine in Chivor and working in the Chivor mine  district.   

Author of the upcoming book: "Colombian emeralds, the myth and legends."

Degrees:

B.B.A University of North Texas

Graduate Gemologist GIA

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