An emerald weighing more than 1.6 kg has been found at the Malyshevsky field owned by the Rostec Group, according to the information department in Sverdlovsk region, Russia.
The Russian Minister of Industry and Science announced that the Malyshevskyf field is known worldwide for its precious discoveries. The company develops a comprehensive capacity development program that will ensure an increased production and, thus, new rare metals are expected to be discovered, reported Sputnik.
Evgeny Vasilevsky, director of the Malysheva Company said: “The crystal was noticed in time and raised to the surface, thereby its original form has been preserved, which highlights our employees’ high efficiency and cooperation, and therefore, they received bonuses.”
He reported that the semi-transparent light green stone had already been evaluated by employees of the State Foundation for the formation of precious metals and stones in Russia.
Vasilevsky explained that according to the preliminary data, and based on its quality, the stone belongs to the second category, and the second color. The Emerald’s price exceeds four million rubles, or $71,000, but it has not been named so far.