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Huge Find: Lucara Uncovers 549-Carat White Diamond at Karowe Mine

The stone is an unbroken 549 carat white diamond of exceptional purity”
lucara find huge 549 carat diamond
Credit: Lucara

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered “an unbroken 549 carat white diamond of exceptional purity” from its Karowe mine in Botswana. Year to date in 2020, Karowe has produced six diamonds greater than 100 carats.

 

1758 carat diamond lucara
Credit: Lucara

 

The huge new diamond was recovered from the EM/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe – the same block where Lucara recently found a gem quality 176-carat stone. In the past, the EM/PK(S) has delivered the 1,758 carat Sewelô, the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona, and the 813 carat Constellation diamond.

 

uncut diamond by Lucara
Credit: Lucapa Diamonds

 

Eira Thomas, Lucara’s, CEO commented: “Lucara is extremely pleased to be starting off 2020 with the recovery of two, large, high quality diamonds that builds on the positive momentum generated following the completion of a strong 4th quarter sale in December and the announcement of our ground breaking partnership with Louis Vuitton on the Sewelô in January […]”.



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