Author Topic: Philippine authorities seize fossilized giant clam shells worth $25 million  (Read 292 times)

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As part of a joint operation, the Philippine coast guard found the shells, known locally as "taklobo", on the shores of Sitio Green Island, in the western Palawan province, it said in a Facebook post. The haul was worth ₱1.2 billion (around $24.8 million).

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Wow.. those are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow.. those are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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You can find these things if you dig down on Samal too. They are embedded in the limestone bedrock. An American guy I know had a really big one he got out that way. He was going to sell it for nearly P700k. Apparently they use these things to make fake teeth. Pretty cool

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Wow... pretty cool.
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