Karowe Diamond Mine this week recovered a 223 carats high white gem diamond, adding to the company’s perennial high quality diamond discoveries since beginning of the year.
Eira Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Lucara Diamond, the developers of Karowe Mine said the discovery together with 127 carats and 240 carats discovered earlier this year will be made available for sale alongside other discoveries.
“2019 is off to a great start, with several, high quality diamonds in excess of 100 carats having been recovered by mid February, a testament to the strong, stable operating environment that has prevailed at Karowe since late 2018,” said Thomas. Lucara is a leading independent producer of large exceptional quality Type IIa diamonds from its 100 percent owned Karowe Mine in Botswana.
In 2015, the largest diamond found in over 100 years was discovered at Karowe Mine. Weighing 1,111 carats, the stone became the second-largest ‘gem quality’ diamond ever recovered. Two years later, the uncut tennis ball-sized diamond named Lesedi La Rona was sold for $53 million.