Lucara Recovers World's Second-Largest Diamond Of 1111 Carat

Posted: Nov 19 2015, 9:16am CST | by , Updated: Nov 19 2015, 9:18am CST, in News | Misc

 

Lucara Recovers World's Second-Largest Diamond of 1111 Carat
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Lucara Diamond recovers a 1,111 Carat diamond and the company is amazed and excited to be making gem history with their recovery.

Lucara Diamond Corp. based in Vancouver, British Columbia is the high quality diamond producer with assets in Botswana. The company was pleased to announce the recovery of a 1,111 carat gem quality Type IIa diamond.  

The company reported the recovery of two diamonds, an 813 carat stone and a 374 carat stone. The weights of the stones are subject to change as these stones have not yet been cleaned. The magnificent stone originated from the south lobe of Lucara’s Karowe Mine.

It is recorded to be the world’s second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered and the largest ever to be recovered through a modern processing facility. The recovery of the stone was made possible by the newly installed Large Diamond Recovery (“LDR”) XRT machines. The stone measures 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size and is the largest ever to be recovered in Botswana.

William Lamb, President and CEO, commented that he was truly at a loss for words. He said that this has been an amazing week for Lucara with the recovery of the second largest and also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined. 

William Lamb, President and CEO, commented, "I am truly at a loss for words. This has been an amazing week for Lucara with the recovery of the second largest and also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined. We are truly blessed by this amazing asset."

While commenting on the official Lucara statement, Lamb said that the historic diamond recovery puts Lucara and the Karowe mine amongst a select number of truly exceptional diamond producers. He said that the significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone of 1,111 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated.

Their focus on mining the south lobe is delivering value beyond expectation and has been perfectly timed with the commissioning of our recent plant modifications, enabling the recovery of these large, high quality exceptional diamonds.

William Lamb, President and CEO, commented, "This historic diamond recovery puts Lucara and the Karowe mine amongst a select number of truly exceptional diamond producers. The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated. Our focus on mining the south lobe, which is delivering value beyond expectation, has been perfectly timed with the commissioning of our recent plant modifications, enabling the recovery of these large, high quality exceptional diamonds.” 

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