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The Great Ball of China: Six ton Chinese pearl

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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 12:00 AM
Weighing six tons and standing 5ft tall, this luminous pearl may be hard to shift physically speaking – but even with a mammoth £88million price tag it shouldn’t be too hard to find a buyer.

The stone, formed mostly of a fluorite mineral, glows green in the dark and is prized more highly than diamonds in China.

It was unearthed in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia and took its finders three years to grind the raw gem down to its pearl shape. tml
edit on 26-11-2010 by Mythkiller because: Link didn't work

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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 12:36 AM
I found it...
Great Ball of China

That's pretty nifty!!

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 12:46 AM
If it's 5ft tall, those women standing next to it must be their WNBA stars!


posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 01:16 AM
Nice stone.. certainly not a Pearl by any means.

And I think it stands 5 foot tall.. on it's plinth.

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 04:15 AM
reply to post by Mythkiller

its not a real pearl its jade i don't care what they say and it isn't worth even close to what they say lol like a ball of granite costs 100 million lol i would make that thing into a counter top

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