HUGE 95-CARAT DIAMOND UNCOVERED AT GAHCHO KUE MINE
Mountain Province Diamonds, which owns 49% of the Gahcho Kué diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories (De Beers own 51%) has recovered a 95-carat gem diamond from the mine last week (May 30). It will be presented at Mountain Province’s next rough diamond tender.
According to the miner, the diamond recovered is a 95-carat white octahedron of top clarity. It is the largest gem quality stone and fourth largest stone recovered from the mine since commercial production started in the mine almost two years ago.
Reid Mackie, the Company’s VP of Diamond Marketing, commented: “The recovery of this diamond firmly establishes Mountain Province as a reliable producer of exceptional, high quality, Canadian diamonds in very large sizes and bodes well for the future discovery of similar gems”.