The Shangla mine is famous for top quality rich green colour Emeralds. It also produces glassy like clarity. Shangla has very technical geology formation. The emeralds in Shangla are formed with help of water. which increases its luster and they are old mountains. The process of emeralds in that area is old. Here are some glimpse of area, emerald veins, rocks samples which we found on ground during our tour. I will post another article for Mingora mine which mountain are young and in process. The emerald of mingora mines are young and dry. Comparatively Shangla mine emeralds have rich green colour, glassy like Panjshier and clear.

Going towards Shangla Emerald Mine