The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 111.1
Chapter 111: Cutting Stones
After dealing with the matter at the booth, it was almost time to for the appointment with He Kun and the others, so Lin Luo and Xing Mo directly took their hard-earned gambling stone and headed towards the stone cutting area.
“Xiao Luo, we’re over here!” He Kun had already been waiting in the stone cutting area. After he saw Lin Luo and Xing Mo appear at the entrance, he immediately flagged them over.
He and Xu Jian had found a piece of jadeite together that they liked that cost about 100,000 credits and bought it to try their luck. Zhao XiaoLei was more conservative and decided not to buy anything until he found a piece he felt better about.
The person who is cutting their stone at the jadeite cutting machine they were lined up at was currently Xu Jian. As for the two Han brothers, they hadn’t shown up at the stone cutting area yet.
If there were people cutting stones, there would naturally be people watching, but because Xu Jian’s luck wasn’t so good there had been no jade. As such there weren’t many people around their jadeite cutting station.
After Lin Luo and Xing Mo had put the thunder stone that measured up to half the average person on the ground, He Kun and Zhao XiaoLei who were idle immediately leaned over and looked it up and down, “Wow, Xiao Luo, you bought a thunder stone? Thunder stones aren’t easy to bet on.”
Having said that, He Kun and Zhao XiaoLei actually had no intention of doubting Lin Luo at all. They just wanted to see what a thunder stone that could catch Lin Luo’s eye would look like.
“Well, although thunder stone has many drawbacks, the advantage is that the cracks won’t eat away at the color, so I want to try my luck.” Lin Luo answered with a smile.
He used his special ability to inspect the inside of this jadeite and knew that the jadeite would be able to surprise them.
“Hey…” At this time Xu Jian, who was cutting a stone, let out a sigh. His gambling stone was cut into several pieces, but the cut surface didn’t show any jade. There wasn’t even any fog, which made him quite frustrated, “Xiao Kun, your turn…”
Xu Jian took his jadeite off the jadeite cutting machine and threw it on the ground at will. He Kun and Zhao XiaoLei saw that their good brother lost his bet badly, and hurriedly went up to console him.
Out of curiosity, Lin Luo walked over and looked at the jadeite that Xu Jian had thrown on the ground.
It was a piece of yellow sand skin stone jadeite. Yellow sand skin was probably the most common type of jadeite. It was produced in almost all mining areas. As long as the sand was evenly distributed, it was considered a good product. Judging from the surface of this piece, the sanding was relatively uniform and there was an inconspicuous white python band on the surface. Generally, this should have meant that the inside was a good color. It was strange that there still wasn’t any jade showing after all the cutting and grinding that had been done to it.
Lin Luo used his special ability, and when he saw the last piece of jadeite, he couldn’t help but shake his head.
Xu Jian’s luck was indeed not very good. He must have ground the stone along the python belt at first, but he couldn’t grind anything out. After that, he tried cutting the stone but failed again and again. The last cut was impatient, and it looked like he probably just cut it casually. The cut was just a little off, and he just barely missed the jade inside.
“Wait a minute.” Just when He Kun was about to put his jadeite on the jadeite cutting machine, Lin Luo stopped him.
“What’s the matter?” He Kun obediently stopped.
“I think this piece of jadeite can continue to be cut.” Lin Luo said, pointing to the material thrown to the ground by Xu Jian.
The last piece of material left should be able to contain one or two kilograms of jade, which would at least allow Xu Jian to recoup a little of his investment.
Xu Jian, who had already been looking a little downtrodden, suddenly came to his senses. He quickly strode forward, picked up the small chunk of jadeite pointed out by Lin Luo, and quickly re-mounted it on the stone cutting machine.
Xu Jian originally wanted to make another cut directly, but the remaining small piece of jadeite was really not big enough for that, and it would have been too troublesome to break the bet like that. So he was patient and used the grinding wheel to grind away at the stone little by little.
If he hadn’t started cutting from the wrong side, the knife could have actually cut out jade already, so this time he didn’t have to grind into it for a long time before the jade was gradually revealed.
“Green! It’s really green!” Xu Jian exclaimed happily.
The material that he thought was bound to be a bust turned out to be a small win instead! It was simply the light at the end of the tunnel!
He Kun also smiled and helped to splash water on the jade surface and found that it was a dark green oily jade. Judging from the exterior of the piece of jadeite, it was a pretty good jade to get from it.
In the end, they finished cutting the dark green jade, which weighed less than two kilograms, from the matrix. The market price should have been around 70,000 credits.
Someone immediately came up to ask Xu Jian if he was willing to sell it. Xu Jian hesitated and declined the other party. Then he approached Lin Luo with the jade and asked if the company would like to buy it. If the company was interested, he would sell it cheaper.
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