“Inkalamu”– the” Lion Emerald”– is a 5,655- carat Zambian emerald crystal.
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Inkalamu was found at Kagem, the world’s biggest emerald mine, which lies in Zambia, as the miners were following a crystal-bearing vein. In(******************************************** ), an even bigger crystal was found here, a 6,225- carat heavy gems called” Insofu” or the” Elephant.”

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Another view of the recently found emerald. Credit: Gemfields. Gemfields

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The Lion Emerald will be sold next month throughout an auction hosted in Singapore.

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In the late early morning of October 2, veteran emerald miner Richard Kapeta and geologist Debapriya Rakshit found a 5,655 – carat emerald, among the biggest ever found. The extraordinary crystal was called “Inkalamu,”( or the “Lion Emerald,” as the name is equated from the regional Bemba language.)

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“Inkalamu”– the “Lion Emerald”– is a 5, 655 – carat Zambian emerald crystal. Credit: Gemfields. Gemfields

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Inkalamu was found at Kagem, the world’s biggest emerald mine, which lies in Zambia, as the miners were following a crystal-bearing vein. In 2010, an even bigger crystal was found here, a 6, 225 – carat heavy gems called “Insofu” or the “Elephant.”

The emeralds discovered in Kagem mine were formed more than 450 million years back. Some 500 million years ago molten lava horned in 1.8 billion-year-old talc magnetite schist. The heat and pressure triggered a chain reaction in between the 2 kinds of rock, forming the colorless mineral beryl, an aluminum-silicate. If the beryl consists of traces of the aspect chromium it will offer the crystal a green color, from which emerald obtains its name, as in Latin the name “esmaraldus” or “smaragdus” implies “green gem”.

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Another view of the recently found emerald. Credit: Gemfields. Gemfields

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The Lion Emerald will be sold next month throughout an auction hosted in Singapore.

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