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.
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.”