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Largest Diamond mined in Angola - Feb 2016

largest recorded diamond ever found in Angola by Lucapa Diamond Company. The 404.2-carat gem has been confirmed as a “top-tier,” type-IIa, D-color diamond, according to a statement February 15. It was recovered from alluvial mining at Mining Block 8 at the company’s Lulo Diamond Project in the African nation, Angola.

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The previous biggest diamond found in that concession is a 133.40 carat diamond earlier this year in january 2016. This is a non-gem quality diamond but shows it is a diamond potential prospect area.

133.40 carat on the left

it surpasses the previous biggest diamond found in Angola, the Angola Star of 217.39 carat.

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