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Sierra Leone Diamond Company held second sale of diamonds
Around 19,105.91 carats of rough diamonds sold
By: Diamond World News Service
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Apr 11 2007 12:00AM
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The diamond and mineral exploration and production company, Sierra Leone Diamond Company (SLDC), held a second sale of diamonds sourced from its alluvial operations in the Kono district of Sierra Leone.

The company sold 19,105.91 carats of rough diamonds at an average price of $440.96 per carat. Gross sale proceeds reached $4,456,288.

Seventeen diamond buyers participated in the sale, which took place in Antwerp.

Thirteen of the diamonds were defined as special and exceeded 10.89 carats. Their overall weight reached 200.45 carats and the average price was $4,780 per carat. The most outstanding stone weighed 45.25 carats and sold for $13,000 per carat, bringing in $588,250.

The company noted that all of the stones had been recovered between August 23, 2006 and February 23, 2007.

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