Lucara unearths 166 carat type IIA diamond

Jan 11, 2024
Lucara Diamond Corp., 166 carat diamond (CNW Group/Lucara Diamond Corp.)

Lucara Diamond Corporation announces the recovery of a 166 carat diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana. The diamond is described as a Type IIa gem, recovered in the Coarse XRT unit at Karowe from direct milling of ore sourced from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe.

William Lamb, CEO commented: “Lucara is pleased to announce the ongoing recovery of large, high-quality diamonds from the Karowe Mine. This diamond is the 328th stone over 100 carats since we commenced mining in 2012. This latest recovery further supports the economic rationale for investing in the underground expansion project that will extend mine life to at least 2040.”

Karowe, which means precious stone in the local language, is a large-scale asset with tonnage and throughput upside and is one of world’s foremost producers of large, high quality, Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats, including the historic  1,758 Sewelô, the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona and the 813 carat Constellation.

You May Also Like