This 131-carat white Type IIa diamond was recovered by Lucapa and its partners Endiama and Rosas & Petalas.
This marks the fourth diamond of over 100 carats to be recovered from the mine this year and the 29th overall.
In a comment on the occasion, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, said “Angola has proven, yet again, its enormous diamond potential. I am absolutely convinced that with discoveries of this nature we will be, in the near future, among the biggest diamond producers in the world. Companies can always count on the Ministry's full institutional support to ensure the proper performance of their operations.”
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENDIAMA E.P., José Manuel Ganga Júnior, commented “The discovery of another large and high-quality diamond demonstrates the quality of the partnership between Endiama, Rosas & Petalas and Lucapa Diamond. We remain confident in this partnership and reiterate that we will do all we can to ensure that similar results are multiplied.”
Managing Director, Stephen Wetherall, commented “We are extremely pleased with the recovery of another spectacular +100 carat Type IIa diamond at Lulo, which continues to illustrate the success of our long partnership with Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, the unique nature of the Lulo resource and the potential of the primary source exploration program.”