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Huge jade to be carved into Buddha statue
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A ceremony is held in Beijing before a huge Hetian jade is sent to Wuhan on Friday, June 27, 2008. [Photo: cnsphoto]

A huge piece of Hetian jade weighing 3.2 tons will be carved into a Buddha statue and placed into a temple in central China's Wuhan City.

China News Service reported on Friday that the jade is 241 centimeters long, 175 centimeters wide and 83 centimeters tall. Such huge piece of jade with good quality is very rare.

The jade was found on a glacier at an altitude of 4500 meters in 1994.

(CRI June 28,2008)

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