Skip to main content

Lucara announces recovery of fourth diamond in excess of 1000 carats

Published by , Editor
Global Mining Review,

Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the recovery of a 1080.1 carat diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana.

Lucara announces recovery of fourth diamond in excess of 1000 carats

The diamond, measuring 82.2 x 42.8 x 34.2 mm is described as a Type IIa top white gem of high quality, recovered in the Coarse XRT unit at Karowe from direct milling of ore sourced from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe. The 1080.1 carat diamond represents the fourth +1000 carat diamond recovered from the South Lobe of the AK6 kimberlite since 2015. Other notable recoveries include the 1758 carat Sewelô (2019), a 1174 carat diamond (2021), and the 1109 carat Lesedi La Rona (2015).

Eira Thomas, CEO, comments:

“Lucara is extremely pleased to be reporting the recovery of another large, high quality gem diamond in excess of 1000 carats in size, representing our fourth diamond over 1000 carats since 2015. As we progress mining deeper in the open pit and transition to underground mining, exclusively in the South Lobe, the preponderance of large, high value stones is increasing, consistent with the resource model and underpins the strong economic rationale for investing in the underground expansion that will extend the mine-life out to at least 2040.”

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

African mining news Diamond mining news