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Some days are better than others.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bob Alkire, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

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    Some days are better than others. Just read a little of this.

    – An emerald so large it's being compared with the crown jewels of Russian empress Catherine the Great was pulled from a pit near corn rows at a North Carolina farm.
    The nearly 65-carat emerald its finders are marketing by the name Carolina Emperor was pulled from a farm once so well known among treasure hunters that the owners charged $3 a day to shovel for small samples of the green stones. After the gem was cut and re-cut, the finished product was about one-fifth the weight of the original find, making it slightly larger than a U.S. quarter and about as heavy as a AA battery.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100830/ap_on_re_us/us_carolina_emerald
     
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