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Lucapa discovers 171 ct gem-quality white diamond at Lulo
This is Lucapa's 15th 100+ carat diamond
By: Diamond World News Service
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May 13 2020 10:13AM
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The 171 carat gem-quality white stone is the 15th +100 carat diamond recovered to date from Lulo and the 2nd +100 carat diamond recovered for 2020. It is also the 4th largest diamond recovered to date since activities began at Lulo.

This 171 carat white diamond was recovered from Mining Block 6 as scaled mining operations recommenced at Lulo. Mining Block 6 has now produced 6 +100 carat diamonds. Mining Blocks 6 and 8 together have now produced 13 of the 15 +100 carat diamonds recovered in total at Lulo, including Angola’s largestrecorded gem – the 404 carat 4th February Stone recovered and sold in 2016 for US$16 million.

Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall commented: “The recovery of this 171 carat gem-quality white diamond continues to underpin the potential of the kimberlite exploration programme as drilling of the high-priority kimberlites in the Canguige catchment continues.”

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