At the mine in Zambia found a palm-sized emerald

It was called “Leo”.

An emerald weighing 5655 carats and worth about $ 2.5 million was found at the Kagem mine in Zambia.

The discovery was made by the geologist Debapriya Rakshit and the miner Richard Kapeta. The 1.1 kg stone has “exceptional purity and a perfectly balanced golden-green tint”, the statement said.

It was given the name Inkalamu, which means “lion” in local Zambia Bemba language.

Most of the emeralds in the world are mined in Zambia, Colombia and Brazil. Zambian emeralds are in great demand in Europe.

This is not the largest emerald found. In 2010, Zambian miners discovered a 6225-carat emerald, called the “Elephant”.


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