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Woman discovers two pieces of suspected ambergris on Xiamen beach

   In early June this year, a man discovered a clump of ambergris, which was estimated at a value of over 1 million yuan, on Guanyinshan beach, and on June 16th two more pieces of suspected ambergris were found on the same beach by a local woman, according to mnw.cn. The woman, surnamed Zhou, was taking a stroll on the beach and spotted these two pieces of ugly “stone”. They attracted her attention due to their likeness to the ambergris recently reported in the news as being found on the same beach. She brought her findings to Mr. Chen, the owner of a spice

Man discovers ambergris worth RMB 800,000 on Xiamen beach

  A man in Xiamen recently found an ambergris, which may be worth RMB 800,000, on Guanyinshan Beach. Mr. Chen was walking on the beach with his family on the afternoon of 3rd June when he came across a big hunk that looked like a taupe rock covered with silt. Due to the bad smell of the “rock” when he picked it up, Mr. Chen, an owner of a spice company in Haicang district, left the stone on the beach at first. However, after some time he realized its value and went back to the beach again and grabbed it. "I have been in the spice business for more than 10 years, and