Canadian miner Lucara Diamond has discovered a 341-carat top white gem quality diamond from its Karowe Diamond Mine in southern African country Botswana.
According to the company, the 341-carat diamond was recovered over the festive holiday period from milling of ore.
“Lucara is extremely pleased to be starting off 2021 with the recovery of a 341-carat high quality white gem diamond that builds on previous historic recoveries which include the 549-carat Sethunya, 1,758-carat Sewelo, the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona and the 342-carat Queen of the Kalahari,” said Eira Thomas, Lucara’s Chief Executive Officer on Friday in a statement issued to shareholders through the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE).
Thomas further said the 341-carat diamond represents the 54th diamond greater than 200 carats to be recovered from Karowe since 2015.
“The consistent recovery of these large diamonds is a testament to the continued strong resource and plant performance at Karowe and underpins our rationale for moving forward with the underground expansion program,” Thomas said.