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Botswana Diamonds to bulk sample KX36 kimberlite, sees commercial potential

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Indian diamond industry looks for recovery options

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Gem Diamonds recovers 183 ct white stone at Letšeng

04 february 2020

gem_diamonds_logo.pngGem Diamonds has recovered an “exceptional” 183 carat white Type IIa diamond at its Letšeng mine, in Lesotho.  
The company said it also recovered two different high quality diamonds, one of 89 carats and the other of 70 carats.
Letšeng mine is the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
The company recovered several +100 carats stones from Letšeng last year. 

Image credit: Gem Diamonds

It also sold 25,631 carats during the third quarter ending September 30, 2019, down 10% from 28,379 carats in the second quarter.
Its diamond prices eased by 6% to $1,417 per carat from the previous $1,501.
Production from Letseng was also up 1% to 27,539 carats in the third quarter from 27,210 carats in second quarter. 

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished from Cape Town, South Africa