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Lucapa lifts June quarter output 20 pct to 5,058 ct

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Lucapa Diamond lifted its June quarter diamond output by 20 percent to 5,058 carats from the Lulo project, in Angola.

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Image credit: Lucapa Diamond


It produced 4,203 carats in the previous corresponding period.
The company said Lulo continued to produce large and premium-value diamonds during the quarter, with the number of special diamonds recovered up 7 percent to 61, bringing to 118 the total number of specials produced in the first half of the year.
Meanwhile, Lulo’s diamond inventory, which included several large high-value special diamonds, was up 61 percent to 2,755 carats at the end of the quarter.
This inventory, it said, was after sales totalling $5 million during the quarter and $15.9 million for the first half of the year.
These diamonds were sold at an average price per carat of $1,479 for the quarter and $1,642 for the first half of 2018.

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