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Lucara mined a rare 470 carat!

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

The 470-carat top light brown cleavage diamond measures 49x42x26mm and it’s Lucara’s third diamond over 300 carats found this year.

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470 carat

Year to date, Karowe has produced 10 diamonds greater than 100-carats and six larger than 200 carats, including two high quality stones weighing 341-carats and 378-carats, both found in January.

It was recovered from the open pit mine’s South Lobe, specifically the EM/PK(S) unit.

Lucara, which owns 100 percent of Karowe, noted it’s recovered a string of large gem-quality stones recently, including five others topping 100 carats: a 265-carat diamond, a 183-carat stone, a 161-carat diamond, a 116-carat diamond, and a 106-carat diamond.

It’s also recovered 13 stones recently weighing between 50 and 100 carats.

Of its entire May production, focused in the EM/PK(S) unit, 12.7 percent of total production weight were diamonds weighing 10.8 carats or more.

Important diamonds like the 1,109-carat “Lesedi La Rona” Graff purchased for $53 million and the 1,758-carat “Sewelô” diamond Louis Vuitton is turning into a jewelry collection were discovered at Karowe.

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