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Myanmar old guard clings to $8-billion jade empire

Myanmar old guard clings to $8-billion jade empire

The Globe and Mail - ANDREW R.C. MARSHALL, MIN ZAYAR OO

Tin Tun picked all night through teetering heaps of rubble to find the palm-sized lump of jade he now holds in his hand. He hopes it will make him a fortune. It's happened before. "Last year I found a stone worth 50 million kyat," he said, trekking past the craters and slag heaps of this notorious …

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