Lucara Receovers 239-Ct. Diamond at Botswana Mine

Lucara Diamond Corporation recovered a 239.2 carat diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana, the company reported.

Two more exceptional stones were recently found at the mine, including a stone weighing 124 carats and another weighing 71.1 carats."The recovery of these large stones is hugely significant to both Lucara and Botswana,'' said William Lamb, the president and CEO of Lucara. “To the best of my knowledge, the 239 carat stone is one of the largest diamonds ever to have been recovered from the highly prolific Orapa kimberlite field in over 40 years of production.” Lucara explained that the diamonds were recovered from the central kimberlite domain, which only recently became ore feed to the plant.

The diamonds will be sent to Antwerp to be studied prior to being sold later this year.