Tuesday 11 July 2017

Huge Yellow Diamond Recovered in Lesotho

Huge Yellow Diamond Recovered in Lesotho

Gem Diamonds Limited announced the recovery of a 151.52 carat Type I yellow diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. Lesotho is a small  country completely surrounded by South Africa.

The Company owns 70% of the Letšeng mine in Lesotho (since 2006) and 100% of the Ghaghoo mine in Botswana. The Letšeng mine, famous for the production of large, exceptional white diamonds consist of two pipes, a main (17.2 hectares) and a satellite  (5.2 hectares).   

The mine claims six of the 20 largest diamonds ever discovered (478, 493, 527, 550, 601, and 603 carats) and is also the world’s most consistent source of type IIa diamonds - those with exceptionally low nitrogen content.  

By YDCDL - Langerman Diamonds
Pictures courtesy and source : Gem Diamonds Limited