Fortune Hunters Flock To Madagascar Sapphire Mines
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Sapphires were first discovered in Madagascar in the late 1990s, and already the Indian Ocean island is one of the world's largest producers of the precious stones. Its 250-kilometre-long deposit is among the biggest in the world and has sparked a sapphire rush. Its an extremely dangerous job, and although one stone can sell for thousands of dollars, success stories are rare. CGTN's Maria Galang tells us more.

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