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Mont Blanc Climber Finds $332K in Jewels from 1966 Air India Crash

"Albertville (France) (AFP) - A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades.

The jewels, estimated to be worth up to 246,000 euros ($332,000), lay hidden in a metal box that was on board an Indian plane that crashed in the desolate landscape some 50 years ago.

The climber turned the haul in to local police."

Two Indian airliners have crashed into Mont Blanc.

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lucky fuk


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Kcrad
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Wow, that's a tough decision.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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France and Germany have weird rules (compared to the US) about their legal rules on claiming someone else's property. He may not get any of it. I took a class on it, but forgot all about it.

But both basically require you turn it in to the government first if I recall correctly.
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Reminds me of the old Movie The Mountain.


Kcrad
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re: Mont Blanc Climber Finds $332K in Jewels from 1966 Air India Crash
I'm saying just skip that step.

They're Indians. There are about 3 billion to take their place.















j/k


mister_sportzz
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They're Indians. There are about 3 billion to take their place.


That cannot be correct ... there are only 453,392 convenience stores in the world.


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there are only 453,392 convenience stores in the world


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That cannot be correct ...


mister_sportzz
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149,200 in the U.S., the country with by far the most.


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there are only 453,392 convenience stores in the world.


You have to factor in the shitty motels too.


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ComicTiger
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and cabs


Kcrad
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Don't forget the muslim Indian terrorists.


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mikeytig
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Reminds me of the old Movie The Mountain.


classic


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I Love Bama
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re: Mont Blanc Climber Finds $332K in Jewels from 1966 Air India Crash
Who would turn this stuff in? I just don't get it.


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The climber turned the haul in to local police."



WHO DOES THIS????


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Mr. Tom Morrow
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Who would turn this stuff in? I just don't get it.


I know this is the OT where everyone knows a fencer or shady jeweler, but realistically what are you supposed to do with them? It isn't cash and showing up to a jeweler with a bunch of random cuts and stones might raise a few red flags.
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I Love Bama
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I'd stick them in my safe till I figured it out. If I never did, my kids and grandkids would have them.


Mr. Tom Morrow
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Okay I could see that. I thought we were talking about trying to sell them. I wonder if customs would get you though. It's messed up that he wouldn't get a percentage of the sale as a finders fee.
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I'd stick them in my safe till I figured it out. If I never did, my kids and grandkids would have them


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