Hut is a place used to gemming in the middle of the Paddy Field. Ratnapura the City of Gems is Sri Lankas treasure chest, an Aladdins Cave of jewels and wealth and the centre of its gemming industry. Gems are mined by ancient and traditional methods. On the Colombo-Ratnapura road many gem mining operations in paddy fields are done beside the road. A peculiarity of Sri Lanka is that a variety of different stones are often found in the same pit. The mines are worked in the dry season. According to the Arabian Nights, Ratnapura is a lofty mountain and a deep valley with deep rapids, cascades and waterfalls.