Diamonds across time

Not so long ago, the global library of professional publications on precious stones was replenished with a unique book about rare diamonds and diamond jewelry published by the World Diamond Museum. Alex Popov, the founder and director of the museum told...

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Lucapa recovers 15th +100ct diamond at Lulo mine

11 may 2020

Lucapa Diamond has recovered another +100 carat white diamond from its 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola. 
The 171 carat gem-quality white stone is the 15th +100 carat diamond recovered to date from Lulo and the second +100 carat diamond recovered this year. 

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Image credit: Lucapa Diamond


It is also the fourth largest diamond recovered to date since activities began at Lulo.  
“The recovery of this 171 carat gem-quality white diamond continues to underpin the potential of the kimberlite exploration programme as drilling of the high-priority kimberlites in the Canguige catchment continues,” said company managing director Stephen Wetherall.
The 171 carat white diamond was recovered from Mining Block 6 as scaled mining operations recommenced at Lulo. 
Mining Block 6 has now produced 6 +100 carat diamonds.   

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