Jul 23, 2019 5:47 AM By Rapaport News
RAPAPORT… Gem Diamonds has recovered a diamond weighing 123.5 carats, its third white stone over 100 carats this year, and its second this month.
It found the
high-quality, type II stone at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho on July 20, the
company said Tuesday. The miner also unearthed a 140-carat white diamond
from the deposit on July 6, and a 161-carat stone in March. |
In total, the company has retrieved five stones weighing more than 100 carats this year. It found a 134-carat stone in March, and another weighing 135 carats last month. Last year, Gem Diamonds recovered a total of 15 high-quality rough diamonds over 100 carats.
Image: The 123.5-carat white diamond. (Gem Diamonds) Next Article »