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Dao Trong Cuong, the proprietor of a Vietnamese gem mine, purchased the 35-ton stone in
"We hope to get it keen on the Guinness Book of World Records," Cuong told a crowd of almost 2,000 people during a ritual unveiling the stone, which is 10 feet (3 meters) tall, 6.5 feet (2 meters) wide, and 6.5 feet (2 meters) deep.
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"This single artistic work will be passed on to many generations," said Triet.
Triet pulled backside a blind covering the massive piece of jade, which has been temporarily decorated with a painting of a tranquil Buddha sitting in the lotus position.
Cuong said it will take nearly two years to complete the statue.
A look for of the Guinness Book Web site showed no entries for the world's largest jade Buddha. But according to Vietnamese media reports, the world's biggest obtainable jade Buddha weighs 4 tons and stands 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.
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