A giant jade stone weighing 175 tonnes has been uncovered by miners in Myanmar.
The giant-sized jade stone found in Burma has a height of 4.3m (14ft), a length of 5.8m (19ft), and weights approximately 175 tonnes. According news reports, this rough jadeite boulder could be worth an estimated $170M USD.
The boulder was discovered at a depth of 60m inside a mountain in Kachin state, which is located in the northern part of the country where all of the jadeite in the country is mined. It's the second-largest Burmese jadeite stone in the world, after the carved jade statue of Buddha in China, which weighs around 260 tonnes.
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U Soe Tint, a local politician party member compared the size of jade boulder to the size of two small houses. He said, "I assume that it is a present for the fate of 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."
Although the discovery was made, the boulder remained the same position as it was found for quite some time. It was so large it couldn't be transported right away as there are no adequate machines to lift it.