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Gem Diamonds recovers exceptional quality massive 910 carat diamond
The Letšeng mine is renowned for producing big, high quality diamonds.
By: Diamond World News Service
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Jan 24 2018 12:51PM
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Gem Diamonds Limited has recovered an exceptional quality 910 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

The diamond, the largest recovered from Letšeng, is believed to be the fifth largest gem quality diamond ever recovered.

Clifford Elphick, Gem Diamonds’ Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letšeng in 2006, the mine has produced some of the world’s most remarkable diamonds, including the 603 carat Lesotho Promise, however, this exceptional top quality diamond is the largest to be mined to date and highlights the unsurpassed quality of the Letšeng mine. This is a landmark recovery for all of Gem Diamonds’ stakeholders, including our employees, shareholders and the Government of Lesotho, our partner in the Letšeng mine.”

149 carat

Few days ago, the company had announced recovery of an another exceptional quality 149 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond, with excellent shape, from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho..

This is the fourth high quality diamond of over 100 carats recovered so far this year.

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