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Lucara recovers large diamonds from Karowe

23 february 2024

Lucara Diamond has recovered 320-carat, 111-carat, and two +50-carat stones from its wholly-owned Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana.

It said the diamonds were recovered from the direct milling of EM/PK(S) kimberlite ore from the South Lobe during a recent production run that saw additional recoveries of numerous, smaller +10.8 carat diamonds of high value.

The 320-carat diamond is a gem-quality, top light brown diamond, while the 111-carat diamond is described as a Type IIa white stone of high quality. 

The two +50-carat stones are also Type IIa white diamonds. 

"These diamond recoveries from the EM/PK(S) domain of the South Lobe further validate the quality and potential of the Karowe Diamond Mine,” said Lucara chief executive William Lamb.

“We are thrilled with the consistent success we continue to achieve in uncovering large, high-value diamonds, reaffirming Lucara's position as a leading producer of large high-quality gem diamonds.”

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