A massive jade stone weighing 175 tons has been uncovered by miners in the Kachin region of Myanmar.
The stone, measuring 14 by 19ft is worth a reported $170 million.
The jade industry in Myanmar is responsible for nearly 50% of the country’s GDP. The main market is China, where the mineral is known as “stone of heaven”.
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