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95 carat gem diamond recovered from Gahcho Kué

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Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. has announced the recovery of a 95 carat gem diamond from the Gahcho Kué mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The diamond was included in the fancies and specials parcel acquired by Mountain Province in the most recent Gahcho Kué production split.

The diamond recovered was a 95 carat white octahedron of top clarity. It is the largest gem quality stone and fourth largest stone recovered from the mine since production commenced just under two years ago.

Reid Mackie, the company's Vice President Diamond Marketing, said: "The recovery of this diamond firmly establishes Mountain Province as a reliable producer of exceptional, high quality, Canadian diamonds in very large sizes and bodes well for the future discovery of similar gems."

The 95 carat diamond will be presented at Mountain Province's upcoming rough diamond tender with viewings to be held from June 11 - 22 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories. Gahcho Kué is the world's largest new diamond mine, consisting of a cluster of four diamondiferous kimberlites, three of which are being developed and mined under the initial 12 year mine plan.

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