Talk:Bahia Emerald

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There's a story in the Los Angeles Daily News [1] about the theft of this stone. CNN picked it up and added the carat weight - but they had trouble with the math.

One carat is 1/5 of a gram. A stone weighing 180,000 carats would weigh 36kg, or about 79.2 pounds.

I haven't seen this stone, but from the photo accompanying the story, it's an "emerald on matrix". The story says it's the worlds second largest... the largest emerald on matrix specimen was found in Madagascar and weighs 536kg. That would make the 850 pound figure believable, but that weight would be a little over 1,930,000 carats.

   I find the story about the miners hauling such a heavy emerald for 11 months on a stretcher.  Is there any source to verify this tale?  65.167.146.130 (talk) 20:46, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

75.4.42.58 (talk) 03:18, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

I am not modifying this page, but the linked article references an "850 lb emerald." 850 pounds is a lot more than 36kg.Es330td (talk) 00:35, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Inverossimiliance of the Article[edit]

In my opinion a large part of this article is pure tale-telling. The Bahia state is in no way in a jungle zone, as far as I know, there aren't black panthers (in exception for the african-brazilian rights activists) in Brazil, and it's a miraculous overstatement to march 11 months in any direction, even if you're hiking around the entire globe on a wheelchair. Curiously there is a Carnaíba emerald mine in the municipality of Pindobaçu, BA [2], but I couldn't determine that the Bahia Emerald originated in that mine. Anyway, I'm deleting the unverified and blatantly fraudulent content.

D4RK-L3G10N (talk) 03:25, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Old, no longer accessible as linked news info and current photo to upload to the page[edit]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100924/ap_on_re_us/us_giant_emerald

photo is here: http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/FILE---2008-file-photo-provided-Los-Angeles-County-Sheriff/photo//100924/480/urn_publicid_ap_org_f36da3d9b17043d9a951a0ce827f4b7b//s:/ap/20100924/ap_on_re_us/us_giant_emerald —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gizziiusa (talkcontribs) 15:09, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

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