In Brazil found the emerald weighing almost 300 pounds

© AP Photo / Bahia Mineral CooperativГигантский emerald weighing more than 270 kg was found in BrazilIn Brazil found the emerald weighing almost 300 pounds© AP Photo / Bahia Mineral Cooperativ

Miners in Brazil have discovered a giant emerald with a weight of 272 kg and a height of 1.3 meters, reports the associated Press.

The representative of the Department on the extraction of natural resources Paolo Santana said that the emerald was found about 20 days ago in the state of Bahia in the North-East of the country. He did not give estimates of the cost of the hotel emerald, which was sold to one of the miners of the region.

The buyer’s lawyer said that the owner of the emerald, who is not named, intends to expose the mineral on display in libraries and museums, the Agency said.

Santana also pointed out that it is the second largest emerald found in the region. The previous find was made in 2001, was heavier and cost more than $ 300 million.