22kg of rare crystal gem found in Avissawella

12 January 2021 09:31 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A rare crystal gem stone weighing around 22kg has been found in a mine in Dehiyagala in Avissawella, the National Gem and Jewellery Authority said.

It was reported that this rare gem stone had a high value as it contained a water bubble.  The gem is said to weigh over One hundred thousand carats.

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority sources said the merchant value of this crystal gem is still being assessed. (Ajithlal Shanthaudaya)

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  • Bernard Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:07 PM

    Many rare gemstones can be found on our earth if gem licencing procedure is liberalized.

    Kumar Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:19 PM

    Anything found in Sri Lanka is of high value?

    Mohamed Asrar Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:33 PM

    what kind of rare crystal , no name yet ?

    Wickremasinghe, Tokyo. Wednesday, 13 January 2021 07:34 AM

    Oh God, now we can settle all foreign loans, including the Chinese, and whatever the balance remaining can be pocketed among government politicians.


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