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A unique diamond sold at night

February 13 2007

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo erupted scandal: miner local diamond mines sold unique stone weighing 140 carats. When the transaction was not carried out an examination in which the diamond was sold for several million dollars cheaper than its real value.

Senior Representative of the diamond industry in the country said that the real value of the stone, sold for 1.4 million dollars, may reach 10 million. We already know that the miner sold he found a stone dealers from Lebanon, and the auction took place at night.

Now with the deceived miner was a loser, and all Democratic Republic of Congo, in the budget that lists two percent of the amount of any transaction with precious stones, found on its territory. This transmits AFP.

Note that only in 2006 in the Congo were extracted diamonds weighing a total of 26 million carats, valued at 624.7 million dollars. The main buyers of the same Congolese diamonds are Israel and Belgium.

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