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HOTAN - XINJIANG - CHINA, 12-2007: Jade Rush.  Jade hunters praying at the mining area, on the river. In the last months, jade has reached the highest prices ever. Stories about sudden millionaires spread fast among Uighur people, who are not allow to use any mechanic device to dig. Han chinese jewellers are the main clients at the Hotan jade market. Jades have been sacred stones for the chinese since millenia.  Xinjiang produces some 250-300 tons of Hotan Jade a year, 20 percent of which is pure white nephrite. A kilogram of white Hotan Jade can be sold for over 100,000 yuan (12,500 U.S. dollars). Medals in 2008 Beijing Olympic games were partially made of jade.
HOTAN - XINJIANG - CHINA, 12-2007: Jade Rush. Jade hunters praying at the mining area, on the river. In the last months, jade has reached the highest prices ever. Stories about sudden millionaires spread fast among Uighur people, who are not allow to use any mechanic device to dig. Han chinese jewellers are the main clients at the Hotan jade market. Jades have been sacred stones for the chinese since millenia. Xinjiang produces some 250-300 tons of Hotan Jade a year, 20 percent of which is...
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