Press Esc to close
Tuesday 29 July 2014
News updated at 10:11 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

1.5 kg of emerald found inside rock

Moscow, April 10, 2013 (IANS/RIA Novosti):
Photo Image Wikipedia

A deposit of emerald crystals weighing an estimated 1.5 kg has been discovered in a lump of rock in Russia, an official said.

The rock was found in Sverdlovsk region, said Firat Nurmukhametov, director of the rocks centre of the Urals Mining Institute.

Vladimir Dyagilev, an entrepreneur from the minerals-rich city of Yekaterinburg, said he bought a lot at an auction at the Kaliningrad Amber Factory that included a lump of rock with emerald fragments in it.


Suspecting there might be more emeralds inside the rock, he gave it to specialists and asked them to chip away at it.

They discovered the deposit of gemstones inside. Dyagilev said the piece of rock weighs 2.3 kg, of which about 1.5 kg is emerald.

Dyagilev said the fragment of rock containing the emeralds was originally valued at 300,000 rubles ($9,700).

The rock will be put on show in an exhibition titled "The Emerald Room", which will open May 1 at the Sverdlovsk region governor's residence.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Muslims, with t-shirts sporting slogans to...

Muslims, with t-shirts sporting slogans to...

Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee at...

Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee at...

BJP National Vice President Mukhtar Abbas...

BJP National Vice President Mukhtar Abbas...

A Muslim family riding a motor bike on...

A Muslim family riding a motor bike on...

Catherine (R), Duchess of Cambridge, sits with her husband Prince William (C), and Britain...

Catherine (R), Duchess of Cambridge, sits with her husband Prince William (C), and Britain...

Shooter Anisha Sayyed who won a Silver Medal...

Shooter Anisha Sayyed who won a Silver Medal...

Orazio Cremona of South Africa takes part in the...

Orazio Cremona of South Africa takes part in the...

Blood covers the face of Brody Blair of Canada...

Blood covers the face of Brody Blair of Canada...

India's Mandeep Jangra fights with Jamaica...

India's Mandeep Jangra fights with Jamaica...

Silver medallist India's Vikas Thakur at the medal ceremony of the...

Silver medallist India's Vikas Thakur at the medal ceremony of the...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523