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Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

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Julien-Vincent Brunie: "Being surrounded by beauty and art is a privilege!"

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Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

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Lulo pockets $3.8m in first diamonds sale for 2017 – Lucapa

17 february 2017
Lucapa Diamond said it sold a parcel of 2,946 carats of Lulo diamonds from Angola for $3.8 million to mark its first sale for the year.
The diamond miner, which owns Lulo together with Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, said the stones sold achieved an average price of $1,276 per carat.
“The sale comprised diamond recoveries up to 31 December 2016, which included a 75 carat diamond that was recovered in November and a 55 carat diamond recovered in December,” company managing director Stephen Wetherall said in a note.
He said the diamonds sold by Lulo alluvial diamond mining company Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo through the Angola government’s SODIAM, were the first to be cleaned by the new diamond deep boiling facility installed at Lulo last December.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished

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