TIL that in 2013 a climber found a box full of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds on a remote glacier on Mont Blanc. Authorities determined they were likely from an Indian plane that crashed there in 1966 and gave the climber half the gems (worth $169,000) to reward his honesty in turning them in.

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  1. Too long to put in the title: After the climber turned in the gems, the authorities took 8 years attempting to locate the family of the original owners. When this was unsuccessful, the gems were divided between the climber and the local government of the place they were found.

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