According to the British Daily Mail on the 8th, a 45-year-old Indian farmer named Yadav dug up a 14.98-carat diamond in a vacant lot he rented for only 200 rupees a month.
At Saturday’s auction, the big diamond he dug was sold for a high price of Rs.6.06 million rupees.
Yadav said that when he first dug out the diamond, he thought it was an ordinary stone, and did not realize the value of the shiny “stone” until he cleared the surface ash.
He said, “Diamonds have changed my fate. I am uneducated, but I will save my money regularly so that all four of my children will receive a good education in the future.
In addition to the education reserve fund, Yadav also spent part of the money to buy a motorcycle. Now, he still intends to continue to “scavenger hunt” on the leased land, looking forward to digging another diamond and perhaps renewing the lease.
Some netizens commented, “Be careful! Your land may have been targeted by other ‘drillers’.