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This is the fifth 50+ carat diamond recovered to date from the mine
Top color diamond Lucapa
Credit: Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a top-colour 55 carat diamond from its new 1.1 Mtpa Mothae kimberlite plant in Lesotho. It is the fifth 50+ carat diamond recovered to date from the new Mothae mine.


lucapa white rough diamonds
Credit: lucapa white rough diamonds


In mid-March, Lucapa found an 83.9 carat diamond at the 1.1 Mtpa Mothae kimberlite plant. Lucapa said that while the 83.9 carat diamond was not gem-quality, “it continues to underline the large-stone nature of the Mothae kimberlite resource”. Previous 50+ finds included a 51.2 carat diamond in February and Specials weighing 78 carats and 89 carats from the 2018 bulk sampling program.


83 carat large diamond
Credit: Lucapa


At the beginning of March, Lucapa held its first sale of diamonds from its Mothae plant. The sale, held at Antwerp, raked in $3.8 million from the sale of 5,411 carats of rough diamonds.

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