A mining company from Vancouver has announced that it has recovered one of the world’s largest diamonds at its Karowe Mine In Botswana.
The mining company, Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX:LUC), issued a press release stating the diamond is the second-largest gem quality to be discovered, and was so large that it couldn’t find into the company’s scanning machines.
The massive stone is a 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond, which measures in at 65 millimetres by 56 mm by 40 mm.
“The magnificent stone, which originated from the south lobe of Lucara’s Karowe Mine, is the world’s second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered and the largest ever to be recovered through a modern processing facility. The stone was recovered by the newly installed Large Diamond Recovery (“LDR”) XRT machines.”
The recovery by Lucara Diamond Corp marks the biggest discovery since 1905, when over than 3,050 carats was found in South Africa.
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