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Lucapa recovers 101 carat diamond

Diamond company Lucapa and its partner, the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho (GoL), have announced the recovery of a 101 carat white diamond from the Mothae kimberlite diamond mine in Lesotho.

The diamond was measured by the Yehuda colorimeter as D in colour, the largest Type IIa recovery on record at Mothae.

Mothae is considered to be one of the highest-quality kimberlite diamond mines in the world.

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Stephen Wetherall, managing director of Lucapa, said: “The recovery of this exceptional 101 carat diamond brings a positive end to 2020 for Mothae and its hard-working teams.

“Lucapa and the Government of Lesotho look forward to completing the capacity expansion already underway at Mothae and to producing many more exceptional diamonds from this resource.”

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