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Lucara to Retain Lesedi La Rona

2016-07-01


Lucara Diamond reports that the Company will be retaining the exceptional 1,109 carat Type IIa Lesedi La Rona diamond as bidding did not meet the reserve price at the auction held this evening at Sotheby's in London. The magnificent stone, which originated from the south lobe of Lucara’s Karowe Mine, is the world’s second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered and the largest ever to be recovered through a modern processing facility. The stone was recovered by the newly installed Large Diamond Recovery XRT machines.

The stone measures 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size and is the largest ever to be recovered in Botswana.