The diamonds were recovered during 62 days of bulk sampling. The two vessels conducted exploratory trenching over the period of July 10 to September 10, 2016, and vertical drill sampling operations.
The diamonds were exported to Antwerp and, after minor losses from check-weigh reconciliation and cleaning, 26,912.20 carats were rendered available for sale. Of the diamonds made available for sale, 8,975 carats have been sealed in Antwerp for future sale. The remaining 17,936.52 carats were sold at a reported sales value of US$4,73 million, or $263.78 per carat.
Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow