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MYANMAR'S RECORD-SETTING RUBY A 21,450-ct. rough ruby -- touted as the world's largest to date -- has been discovered in Myanmar, formerly Burma. According to the state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, the ruby was discovered in March in the northern town of Mogok, historically a source of fine rubies. The ruby was mined at Block 14 of the Mogok stone tract -- a joint-venture of an unnamed company and Myanma Gems Enterprise, the gemstone business run by the government. No pictures accompanied the announcement, so there is no evidence of the color and clarity of this historic gem. The ICA Gazette reports the gemstone will not be faceted. It will be put on display in the Myanmar Gems Museum in the capital city of Yangon. Other exhibits in the museum include a 63,000-ct. sapphire discovered in Mogok in 1972. In related news, sales were down 20% from 1995 at the Myanma Gems,
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