“A magnificent unbroken Type 11a 378-carat gem quality top white diamond was recently recovered from milling of ore from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe,” the company said in a press release.
“This superb 378-carat diamond is our second +300 carat recovery so far this year, marking a strong early start to 2021,” said Lucara CEO Eira Thomas. Published reports suggest the diamond could fetch over $15 million.
The 378-carat diamond was recovered from direct milling of the M/PK(S) unit, a further testament to the strong resource and process circuity performance at Karowe, the company said. “It joins a rare and special lineage of exceptional, high value diamonds recovered at Karowe and continues to highlight the wonderful diamond potential of Botswana,” Thomas added.