Tuesday 19 March 2013

Lucara Recovers 239-Carat Diamond

Lucara Recovers 239-Carat Diamond

(IDEX Online News) – The big finds keep coming for Lucara Diamond Corp. The latest notable discovery is a 239.2-carat diamond from the Karowe Mine in Botswana.

In addition, two more large stones weighing 124 carats and 71.1 carats have also been recovered.

The diamonds will be sent to Antwerp to be studied prior to being sold later in the year.

The company explained that the diamonds were recovered from the central kimberlite domain, which has only recently become ore feed to the plant as the pit expands towards the south.

"The recovery of these large stones is hugely significant to both Lucara and Botswana,” said William Lamb, president and CEO. “To the best of my knowledge, the 239 carat stone is one of the largest diamonds ever to have been recovered from the highly prolific Orapa kimberlite field in over 40 years of production.”