AGD Diamonds finds “Unique” 50.36-Carat Diamond at Grib Mine
AGD Diamonds has announced that it found a “unique gem-quality diamond weighing 50.36 carats” at its Grib Mining and Processing Division in Russia on April 13, Rough & Polished reports.
According to the company, its innovative use of “highly environmentally friendly technologies to dress kimberlite ore” allows it to “produce large high-quality diamonds with a certain regularity”. In January, the miner unearthed another large diamond, this one weighing 86.46 carats. Last year, the company recovered 11 diamonds exceeding 50 carats each.
According to the report, the Grib mine is one of the world’s largest diamond fields, “ranking fourth in reserves in Russia and seventh in the world”.