We understand that African nations are house to a few of the world’s valuable diamonds. The current discovery by Canada’s Lucara Diamond drives house the point. The business has actually discovered a 378-carat leading white diamond in southern African nation Botswana.
The diamond was found on January 15, 2021.
Reportedly, it is the 55th diamond higher than 200 carats that was discovered from an open-pitKarowe Mine Commercial operations on this mine began in 2012.
“A magnificent unbroken Type IIa 378 carat gem quality top white diamond was recently recovered from milling of ore sourced from the M/PK(S unit of the South Lobe,” journalism release mentioned.
We are delighted to reveal another healing from the Karowe Mine: A splendid unbroken Type IIa 378 carat gem quality leading white #diamond.
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— Lucara Diamond Corp (@LucaraDiamond January 26, 2021
“This superb 378-carat diamond is our second +300 carat recovery so far this year, marking a strong early start to 2021. The 378 carat joins a rare and special lineage of exceonal, high value diamonds recovered at Karowe and continues to highlight the wonderful diamond potential of Botswana,” Eira Thomas, Lucara’s CEO stated.
“Continued and consistent recovery of large diamonds, such as the 378 carat and 341 carat stones, comes at a critical time and provides continued strength and additional foundation to the opportunity to finance and build the underground expansion at Karowe that will see mining continue for at least another 13 years after the open pit ceases operations in 2026. We look forward to a safe, productive and busy 2021,” he included.
According to an an expert, the diamond is anticipated to be worth a massive Rs 110 crore.