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French climber handed Mont Blanc gems after 2013 find

BBC News

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.

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