December 5, 2021
A climber who stumbled upon a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades on France’s Mont Blanc has now been given half of the gems he found in a box.
The climber, who has not been named, discovered the precious gems in 2013.
It is believed that the box belonged to someone on board an Indian plane that crashed half a century earlier.
The mountaineer was praised after handing the box over to police, as is required by French law.