An incredibly unique and
one-of-a-kind gemstone
found only in Georgia.

Discovered by Georgian Gemologist and Prospector’s Pouch co-owner C.R. Smith in the early 1980’s, Georgia Midnight® is exclusively mined for, and sold through our store in many beautifully finished shapes and settings. Georgia Midnight® is destined to become a strategic and very valuable find for Georgia and the Southeast. It is a very rare occurence to find all of the precious metals combined in one formation where they first originated - a primary source generally termed “Motherlode.”

Mr. Smith named this gem Georgia Midnight® as it reminded him of his feelings, while alone in the cockpit, conducting late-night flights off aircraft carriers in the pacific ocean. The clear, vast, infinite view of the midnight sky produced lonely, romantic and even spiritual feelings in this young aviator. Mr. Smith states: "those flights were indescribably beautiful and exciting moments in my life."

From three samples of Georgia Midnight® tested, the following elements are shown to be present:

GOLDZINCVANADIUMCALCIUM
SILVERCHROMIUMTITANIUMPOTASSIUM
PLATINUMLEADMANGANESESODIUM
PALLADIUMANTIMONYMAGNESIUMSILICON
RHODIUMIRONMOLYBDENUMRUBIDIUM
IRIDIUMCOPPERSULFURYTTRIUM
RUTHENIUMNICKELALUMINUMSTRONTIUM
OSMIUM 

"The sparkle of this gem holds portions of the riches beyond belief in the forms of metals more precious than gold. Occasionally, blue flashes of moonstone or golden flashes of sun stone add to the flavor. An unusual feature is its magnetic poles. This unique physical property exists in only two other minerals found in nature to date. Georgia Midnight® gives the enchanting feeling of a dark yet star-filled sky. Look deep and you may see the mystery, romance and beauty of this one on a kind gem."

This description of a new gem called Georgia Midnight®, comes from its discoverer, a jeweler / gemologist / prospector, C.R. Smith of Prospectors Pouch, Kennesaw, GA. His wife Ilene, says that "CR" has a unique ability to search and find nature's hidden treasures: He found this stone while prospecting in Georgia for other gems.

When I asked him where he found his "mother lode," he only smiled and said he'd never divulge his secret. To him, it was a once-in-a-lifetime find.

A specimen of the stone was sent to several labs for analysis. He reports the following elements were identified in Georgia Midnight®: Gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, osmium, zinc, chromium, lead, antimony, iron, copper, nickel, vanadium, titanium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sulfur, aluminum, calcium, potassium, sodium, silicon, rubidium, yttrium and strontium. According to "CR" it is extremely rare to find all these elements in combination together.

The focal point of the stone, with a black background, is constantly changing due to the erratic shape and colors of the different metals in the stone. Because of its composition, the stone is normally only cabachoned and not faceted; it looks better with a flat or semi round finish.

C.R. Smith won't show you a piece of Georgia Midnight® rough, only a finished stone. He won't sell just a finished stone, only one that is set into a numbered piece of jewelry, which he or one of this staff will specially design for each customer; many of the designs can be worn by both men and women.

I must admit, this gemstone is not like any other I have seen. Perhaps one of our Southern jewelers has made a significant gemological find.

Typical of a true prospector, C.R. Smith intends to keep the location of his find secret, but was willing to share a poem he has written about his Georgia Midnight® stone (his own registered name for it).

Roy D. Conradi
Southern Jeweler Magazine

Read “Georgia Midnight” by C.R. Smith