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Shine Vivid: Introducing the 1,080 carat Sort IIA diamond

Shine Vivid: Introducing the 1,080 carat Sort IIA diamond

Lucara Diamond Corp. is thrilled to announce an thrilling discovery at its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana – an impressive 1,080.1-carat diamond! This extraordinary gem, measuring a powerful 82.2 x 42.8 x 34.2mm, is a Sort IIa high white gem of the very best high quality. It was recovered from the Coarse XRT unit at Karowe by instantly milling ore sourced from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe.

Notably, this exceptional discover marks the fourth time Lucara has unearthed a +1,000-carat diamond from the South Lobe of the AK6 kimberlite since 2015. Its predecessors, the 1,758-carat Sewelô (2019), a 1,174-carat diamond (2021), and the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona (2015), have all contributed to Lucara’s status for excellence within the realm of remarkable diamond recoveries.

Eira Thomas, CEO of Lucara, expressed her delight, stating, “We’re extraordinarily thrilled to share information of one more exceptional discovery – a big, top-quality gem diamond exceeding 1,000 carats in dimension. This marks our fourth diamond of this caliber since 2015. As we delve deeper into the open pit and progress in direction of unique underground mining within the South Lobe, we’re witnessing a surge within the frequency of those giant, high-value stones. This aligns completely with our useful resource mannequin and strengthens the financial rationale for investing within the Underground growth, guaranteeing the mine’s longevity till no less than 2040.”


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