Lucara Recovers Historic 1,111 Carat Diamond!

Vancouver: Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the recovery of a 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond.  According to their press release, “The magnificent stone, which originated from the south lobe of Lucara’s Karowe Mine [in Botswana], 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 (“LDR”) XRT machines. The stone measures 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size and is the largest ever to be recovered in Botswana.”

William Lamb, President and CEO, commented, “This historic diamond recovery puts Lucara and the Karowe mine amongst a select number of truly exceptional diamond producers. The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated.”