About Gary Bowersox
"The Gem Hunter"
⟡ About Gary ⟡
"Gary Bowersox has been called "a modern-day Indiana Jones," but his adventures in Afghan cave-mining have posed real-life dangers. ... During his expeditions, Bowersox traveled for a month at a time by horseback, climbing narrow paths to mountain caves, at altitudes as high as 14,000 feet. Using grenades, dynamite, and even crowbars, he and his team of local miners uncovered more than $2 million in precious stones — emeralds, rubies, and sapphires."
- ABC Good Morning America: Fighting with Precious Stones 2011
Gary W. Bowersox has the world’s largest traveling gem collection. He is renowned worldwide as the “Gem Hunter”, being a skilled gemologist and author who is among the top experts in the world on Afghanistan. As President of GeoVision, Inc.. Bowersox has served as a consultant to the Department of Defense and the government of Afghanistan, USAID/ASMED, and The World Bank/Adam Smith International. After serving as a U.S. Army major in Vietnam, Bowersox has spent 46 years exploring and researching gems and minerals in Afghanistan and Central Asia. He was presenter/consultant for "The Gem Hunter in Afghanistan 2001", a 50-minute television documentary. Bowersox also has chaired eight symposiums on "Gems and Minerals of the Hindu Kush and Central Asia", and authored two books: Gemstones of Afghanistan and The Gem Hunter – True Adventures of an American in Afghanistan.
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