Miners in Myanmar Find Stone worth £140m

By Ikenga Chronicles October 18, 2016

Miners in Myanmar Find Stone worth £140m

Miners in Myanmer have unearthed one of the world’s most valuable pieces of jade –an 18ft stone worth £140 million.

Workers were excavating rare gems at a remote mine in Kachin State when they
stumbled across the gem stone.

The rock, weighing 175 tonnes and measuring 9ft high and 18ft long, is second only in size to the carved statue at the Jade Buddha Palace in China which weighs 260 tonnes.

Local politician U Tint Soe said the piece of jade was as big as two small houses.

“I assume that it is a present of the fates for our citizens, the government and our
party as it was discovered in the time of our government. It’s a very good sign for
us,” he said.

One of the miners, 44-year-old Sao Min, dedicated the find to Burma.
“We thought we had won the lottery. But this belongs to the country. It is in honour of our leaders,” Mr Min said.

Myanmer is also called Burma.

The boulder will be sent to China where it will be carved up into expensive
jewellery and sculptures.

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