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LUCAPA UNCOVERS MOTHAE’S LARGEST DIAMOND EVER

The 126-carat gem is the largest recovered to date since commercial mining began in Mothae
126 carat diamond Mothae
Credit: Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 126-carat gem-quality diamond from the new Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho – the largest recovered to date since commercial mining began in January 2019 in Mothae, and the sixth +50 carat diamond recovered since Lucapa commenced its pre-production bulk sampling program at Mothae in 2018.

 

Mothae diamond plant Lucapa
Credit: Lucapa

 

Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall said the 126 carat diamond was “further proof of the large stone and high-value nature of the Mothae kimberlite resource”.

 

Lucara 130 carat diamond
Credit: Lucara

 

Earlier this month, Lucapa recovered a 130-carat gem quality diamond from its Lulo Diamond Project in Angola – the 13th +100 carat diamond recovered to date and the second recovered so far in 2019, according to a press release.



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