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Lucapa recovers 64ct diamond in Lesotho

06 august 2019

news_02072018_lucapa.pngLucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 64 carat diamond from its 70%-owned Mothae kimberlite mine, in Lesotho.
Company managing director Stephen Wetherall said the Type IIa D-colour gem is considered to be the best individual diamond recovered to date from the Mothae mine.
“The recovery of this exceptional 64 ct gem also represents a great start to our mining campaign in the higher margin zones in the southern pit at Mothae,” he said.
Lucapa recovered a 126 carat gem-quality diamond from Mothae last May.
The diamond is the largest recovered at Mothae since commercial operations started in January this year, and the largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered at the mine. 
The 1.1 Mtpa Mothae kimberlite mine is located within 5km of Letseng, the world’s highest US$ per carat kimberlite diamond mine.

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