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LUCAPA FINDS A 117-CARAT DIAMOND AT LULO

The stone is the 14th +100 carat diamond recovered to date from Lulo
Lucapa big diamond angola
Credit: Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 117-carat diamond from its Lulo alluvial mine in Angola. The stone is the 14th +100 carat diamond recovered to date from Lulo, and the first such gem to be found in 2020.

 

rough diamonds mine Angola
Credit: Lucapa

 

The 117 carat diamond was among the Specials (+10.8 carat diamonds) recovered recently from Mining Block 19. Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall commented: “The recovery of this gem-quality 117 carat diamond represents a positive start for Lulo in 2020 as we continue rolling out our plans to increase production and revenues this year”.

 

lucapa lulo diamonds
Credit: Lucapa

 

Recently, Lucapa announced that in 2019, its production yielded 49,120 carats – a record annual high for the company. Sales from the company’s Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho and the Lulo alluvial mine in Angola totaled $55 million in 2019.



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