Lucapa Recovers Large 89 carat Yellow Diamond in Lesotho
Lucapa Diamond Company reported the recovery of an 89 carat yellow diamond from the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho.
Lucapa Managing Director, Stephen Wetherall, said the recovery of such a large diamond so early in the bulk sampling program provides further proof that like the neighbouring Letšeng mine, Mothae is another source of large diamonds. “Having recently recovered a 25 carat yellow diamond from the previously untested neck zone in our bulk sampling program, we are tremendously encouraged that this 89 carat diamond was recovered from the south-east zone, an area of the Mothae kimberlite pipe where there has been very limited historical testing,” said Mr Wetherall.
Lucapa has production assets in Angola, Lesotho, Australia and Botswana, focusing on high-value diamond production.