Sugilite - Where is it from? South Africa
Occupying the southern-most tip of Africa, South Africa stretches across a diverse range, from the shared desert border with Namibia to the subtropical climes of Mozambique. Bounded by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean with a 3000-km-long of stunning coastline.
There are more than 200 conservation parks, home to close to around 1000 species of mammals including the big 5: elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceros and the Cape buffalo
South Africa is home to diverse cultures, ranging from the Zulus who resisted European conquest to the nomadic San of the Karoo desert. Each culture has evolved its own distinctive art forms, music and traditional rituals, while the descendants of colonial settlers have evolved variations of their European roots.
Known as the Cradle of Humankind it is home to one of the world’s richest concentrations of hominid fossils.
It has the world’s largest reserves of manganese and platinum and among the largest reserves of gold, diamonds, chromite ore and vanadium.