A lucky mountaineer stumbled upon something that we’ve all read about, or we’ve seen in movies, one, in particular, the “Indiana Jones” movie.
The mountaineer discovered a metal box filled with all types of gems that had been buried on a glacier for decades off France’s Mont Blanc.
The box contained over 100 stones and was believed to belong to a passenger killed in one of two Air India flights that crashed in 1950 and 1966 near Mont Blanc, The Guardian reported.
The lucky mountain climber discovered the ‘treasure chest’ of emeralds rubies and sapphires in 2013 when they noticed that something was poking out of the snow and ice, near the French-Swiss border, according to The Guardian.
The mountaineer decided to turn in the metal box full of gems to local authorities in Chamonix. The Mayor of Chamonix’s Eric Fournier told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the mountaineer had shown so much integrity, that he decided to split the findings with the mountain climber.
Meaning that the mountaineer and the local authorities will receive a set of gems to the value of $169,000.
The Mayor told AFP that he was “very happy” that a decision had been reached after all of these years.