$174.6 Million Jade Stone Discovered in Myanmar



The gem is estimated to weigh 175 tons

Miners in Myanmar have uncovered a jade stone that is estimated to be worth $174.6 million.

The stone, which measures 18 feet by 18 feet by 9 feet and is estimated to weigh 175 tons, was uncovered at a mining site operated by the Yadanar Taungtan Co. and the Ministry of Mining.

”We thought we had won the lottery,” said miner Sao Min, according to the Mirror. “But this belongs to the country. It is in honor of our leaders.”

U.S. sanctions on Burmese jade and ruby were lifted on Oct. 7. 

(Screenshot courtesy of the Mirror)