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Lucara unearths 472 carat rough stone


Lucara diamond corp. has recovered a 472 carat rough diamond, the third largest from it's Karowe mine in Botswana, a site previously owned by giant De beers.


The site has proven a windfall for the canadian miner which now produces some of the biggest and best diamonds in the world. The stone is "top light brown", meaning it has a relatively low colour grade.


"In 2018, mining at Karowe is focused in the high-value south lobe, which consistently delivers large, high quality diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats in size," CEO Eira Thomas said last week.

The 472 carat was found in the part of the mine, the same area that produced the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona and the 813 carat constellation.


Lucara will sell the 472 carat diamond at its exceptional stone tender later this year.



Laura @ IGR London