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Lucara Finds Second +300-Carat Diamond in Two Weeks

This is the 55th diamond greater than 200 carats found at Karowe
Lucara 378 Carat Diamond
Credit: Lucara

Lucara keeps on shining: The miner announced it has unearthed an “unbroken Type IIa 378-carat gem quality top white diamond” from its Karowe mine in Botswana, IDEX Online reports.

 

lucara diamonds 341 carat diamond
Credit: Lucara

 

This is the second huge gem found in Karowe in the space of two weeks, following the recovery of an unbroken 341-carat diamond from the same part of the mine. The 378-carat gem is the 55th diamond greater than 200 carats to be recovered from the open-pit mine since 2015.

 

lucara 998 carat white diamond
Credit: Lucara

 

Eira Thomas, Lucara’s CEO, commented: “This superb 378 carat diamond is our second +300 carat recovery so far this year, marking a strong early start to 2021. The 378-carat joins a rare and special lineage of exceptional, high value diamonds recovered at Karowe and continues to highlight the wonderful diamond potential of Botswana”.



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