YANGON, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- A giant jade stone weighing 210 tons has been discovered in a jade mine in Phakant township in Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state, official media reported Saturday.
The raw jade stone was excavated recently in a jade mine operated by the private Yadana Taungtan company in cooperation with state-run Myanmar Gems Enterprise.
The jade stone measures 228 inches long, 180 inches wide and 168 inches high. Its value has not been estimated yet for not being carved.
The world's largest jade stone weighing about 3,000 tons was also discovered in Phakant in 2000.
Myanmar is well-known as the world's largest jade producer and for its high-quality gems and jewelry.
Jade is included in the potential export items from nine regions and states in Myanmar.
Myanmar Jade is mainly exported to China and India with China standing as the biggest purchaser of Myanmar's jade.
The total of jade export for the fiscal year 2014-2015 reached 986.64 million U.S. dollars, statistics show.