Unique emeralds valued $ 35 000 USD were found in the Urals
As the director of the Kaliningrad Amber Factory Yevgeny Vasilevskiy said, for the first time in several years, unique crystals were mined from the Malyshevskoye deposit in the Sverdlovsk region. These were emerald and beryl.
The beryl, found in the mine, weighs 5,5 kg. Primarily, it is of immense value to collectors. This huge mineral can be used both to create jewelry and as a standalone crystal, for example, in a souvenir, as reported by Ura.ru.
But the emerald from the mine of the enterprise was the most unique find.
– The emerald weighs 230 grams. The cost of jewelry at the moment is to be confirmed, but according to preliminary data it`s a total of about two million rubles. The emerald is, of course, the most valuable, but the beryl is also very rare. This semi precious stone is very popular among jewelers, and in India it is, for example, considered to be precious, Yevgeny Vasilevskiy said.
The director emphasized that all those who were involved in the discovery will receive awards in the amount of 4% of the value of the stones. According to the geological exploration, there are 60 tons of emeralds under the ground of the Malyshevskoe deposit at the moment.