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Lucapa recovers 95.45 ct Type 2A diamond in Angola

30 january 2014

Lucapa Diamond has recovered a 95.45 carat Type 2A diamond from its Lulo diamond concession in Angola.
The company had been granted a trading halt on the Australian Stock Exchange as it prepared to make an announcement on the recovery of the diamond.
It said in a statement that the diamond was the largest of 66 diamonds weighing 206 carats recovered to date from the BLK_19 alluvial bulk sample at Lulo and followed the recovery of a 32.2 carat Type 2A stone from the same alluvial sample earlier this month.
It was also the second largest diamond recovered by Lucapa from Lulo behind the 131.4 carat Type 2A stone discovered in 2012.
"It is remarkable that we are continuing to find diamonds of this size and value in such relatively small bulk samples at Lulo,” said Miles Kennedy, Lucapa's managing director. Kennedy noted that the recent commissioning of Lucapa’s new DMS diamond plant enabled the company to scale up its diamond recovery operations.
Lucapa said it was still in the process of cleaning and retesting the diamond to resolve its color classification.
The diamond was currently classified as DE but had also been described as brown.

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