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Emerald of 1.1 kilos found in Zambia

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LUSAKA In Zambia is an emerald found more than a kilo. Geologists discovered the bright green gem of 5655 carat in the Kagem mine in the province of Copperbelt. That has the company Gemfields, which has it’s headquarters in London, announced.

The enormous crystal will be in november in Singapore to be auctioned. (archive view)

The enormous crystal will be in november in Singapore to be auctioned. Gemfields wanted a price indication. The value of an emerald is much more difficult to estimate than that of diamond. Ten percent of the proceeds in each case to two Zambian animal protection organisations, with which the operator of the mine working.

The gemstone is baptized as “Lions-emerald.” Uncut emeralds but rarely a name. That only happens if they are very special. According to Gemfields, there are worldwide approximately 24 known, most of them with a weight of less than 1000 carats.

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