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Fisherman finds worth P16-M rare orange pearl!

 A lucky THAI fisherman has found a rare orange Melo pearl worth $340,000 (approx. over P16-million) in Nakhon Si Thammarat beach. 

According to the 37-year-old fisherman, he even had a weird dream about it prior to his unexpected discovery.

"An old man in white with a long mustache told me to come to the beach so I can receieve a gift. I think he led me to finding the pearl."

When he woke up, he went down to the beach with his brother and was picking up shells when they found a discarded buoy with three snail shells stuck to it. His father discovered the pearl after he asked him to clean the snail shells.

The orange pearl is believed to be a Melo pearl, which is formed by sea snails known as Melo and deposited inside their shells, which is different from the usual pearls which are found inside oysters.

News of the find spread and neighbours have flocked to see the extraordinary find.

At first, the pearl was offered 1 million baht (US$33,000), but he declined. Second, a collector wanted to buy it for 5 million baht ($167,000) but again he refused, until a prospective buyer from China bought the precious pearl for 10 million baht ($340,000). 

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