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An intact 378-carat diamond present in Botswana

The stone could be worth more than $ 15 million.

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January
30, 2021

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In the Karowe mine in Botswana, they discovered the second largest complete diamond in just one month. The stone found is a gem quality diamond of 378 carats.

The company that found it, Lucara Diamond, based in Vancouver, Canada, described it as "great and great." The first intact diamond was discovered on January 15, 2021 and consists of 341 carats.

"The 378-carat diamond is part of a special and rare line of exceptionally high quality diamonds mined in Karowe and continues to underscore Botswana's wonderful diamond potential," said Eira Thomas, CEO of Lucara, in a press release. .

According to Mining.com, Ray Raj, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets, could sell for more than $ 15 million.

This find is in addition to previous finds which include the 342-carat Queen of the Kalahari Diamonds, the 549-carat Sethunya, the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona from 2015 and the SewelĂ´ 2019.

Next to SewelĂ´, the largest diamond is the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, which was found in South Africa in 1905. It has been cut and is part of some of the British Crown Jewels.

With the latest discoveries, an underground expansion of the Botswana mine is expected to take five years.

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