Lucara Diamond Corp today announced the recovery of a 393.5 carat top white Type IIa gem quality diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana.
The diamond was recovered from direct milling of ore sourced from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe. During the same production month a 156.2 carat top white gem quality diamond was also recovered from processing of M/PK(S) material.
The 393 carat diamond is the 7th diamond greater than 300 carats to be recovered at Karowe year to date and the third gem quality +300 carat produced from the M/PK(S) unit in 2021, along with the 341 carat (January 14, 2021) and 378 carat (January 26, 2021) top white gems recovered in January of this year.
Early June Lucara recovered the world ‘s third largest diamond by size, the 1174 carat near gem, along side this recovery was 471 carat. Weeks later the company unearthed a 62.7 carat pink diamond.
Commenting on new find, Lucara Chief Executive Officer Eira Thomas said this recent recovery continues to demonstrate the strong and consistent resource performance of the Karowe ‘s South Lobe.
“The 393 carat and 156 carat diamonds add to the collection of significant diamond recoveries in 2021, as Lucara looks to ramp up construction activities for the proposed underground expansion at Karowe.” she said.