Monthly Archives: August 2015

A 336-Carat Diamond Headlines Latest Lucara Find

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Mining and development company Lucara Diamond outlined their latest diamond finds on Monday, August 17 and it was highlighted by a spectacular 336-carat diamond, type IIa white diamond.

Four other significant diamonds were also found including white ones weighing in at 184 carats, 94 carats and 86 carats.   A 12-carat pale pink diamond was also recovered but the official color will be confirmed once Lucara’s experts finish cleaning it.

The fabulous stones were mined from the Karowe Diamond location in Botswana.   Lucara, who owns 100% of that mine, have recovered 216 diamonds from that location that have sold for at least $250,000.   Of those diamonds, 12 of them have sold for more than $5 million!

Aside from the Karowe Diamond mine, Lucara also holds a 75% interest in the Mothae Project in Lesotho.   As per the company’s website, they have completed the trial mining stage at Mothae. The location was put on care and maintenance while Lucara investigates further development options.