180 carat diamond recovered from Lulo

Jul 07, 2023

Lucapa Diamond Company Limited together with our Lulo partners, Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, are pleased to announce the recovery of a 180 carat white Type IIa diamond from the Lulo Alluvial Mine in Angola.

The diamond which weighs 180.87 (pre-acid) is classified by the Yehuda meter as Type IIa and is the 37th +100 carat diamond to be recovered from the Lulo Alluvial Mine.

The diamond, which was recovered on 30 June 2023, is the second +100 carat diamond recovered from Lulo this year, following a 150 carat white Type IIa diamond which was recovered in February 2023.

The Lulo mine has been in commercial production since 2015, while the Mothae mine commenced commercial production in 2019.

In 2021, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Australian Natural Diamonds Pty Ltd, Lucapa completed the strategic and transformative acquisition of the Merlin Diamond Project, and historic Australian mine in the Northern Territory of Australia. A feasibility study is expected to be completed in Q2 2023.

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