Mountain Climber Finds Trove of Jewels on Mont Blanc

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- A French mountain climber atop Mont Blanc stumbled on a treasure trove of precious jewels, including emeralds, sapphires and rubies estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The climber discovered the cache in a box marked “Made in India” along an alpine glacier on Mont Blanc, according to French police.  Authorities believe the chest came from one of two Air India flights that crashed on the mountain decades ago, according to reports.

After descending the mountain, the climber, who remains anonymous and unidentified by police, turned the cache over to police.

Authorities would not say what would become of the jewels if nobody claimed them.

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