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Guinness World Records identifies largest uncut emerald weighing 3 pounds and resembling a rhino horn

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The 7,525-carat ‘Chipembele’ emerald from Zambia has broken a Guinness World Record

The world’s largest uncut emerald has been identified by Guinness World Records — and it reportedly weighs three pounds and resembles a rhino horn.

Guinness shared the world record announcement on Wednesday, Nov. 2, on the record reference guide’s website.

The 7,525-carat emerald, weighing 3 pounds and 5.09 ounces, was found at the Kagem Emerald Mine in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia in July 2021.

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Mining experts named the gem Chipembele.

It’s a Bantu word that means “rhino” in the indigenous Bemba dialect spoken by northeastern Zambians.

The name was chosen because the emerald has a notable horn at its top, according to Guinness World Records.

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