Lucara Diamond has 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 diamond marks the seventh one greater than 300 carats to be recovered at Karowe this year to date and the third one which is over 300 carat gem quality produced from the M/PK(S) unit in 2021.
Eira Thomas, CEO, Lucara, said: “Lucara is pleased to announce the recovery of the 393 carat Type IIa white from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe, the third +300 carat white gem from the M/PK(S) in 2021. This recent recovery continues to demonstrate the strong and consistent resource performance of the 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.”